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German language summer programs in Michelbach

Michelbach © Getty Images

Enjoy the countryside.

The small town near Schwäbisch Hall is dominated by a castle that is used as an  educational establishment, offering an ideal learning environment. And the surrounding hills offer plenty opportunities to have some fun, go hiking or cycling.
At the Goethe-Institut's summer language camp for children from 9 to 12 years, our students can feel as if they are in a holiday paradise. After classes, that is.

Youth camps

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Learn German in a real castle

At the Goethe-Institut's Kids Camp, our young students not only learn German intensively, but also the team spirit in a group whose members literally come from all over the world. It is not uncommon that roommates in the 2- or 3-bed rooms form friendships that literally span accross continents.

The Children's German course entails 28 hours of lessons each week, in which the participants learn German at different levels, with language games loosening up the lessons. Grammar and vocabulary are essential for students and therefore can`t be avoided. We also practice speaking, understanding, writing and reading in German. Between two teaching blocks, there are breaks with refreshments and drinks, lunch is taken together at noon. As with breakfast and dinner, we always offer a vegetarian option.

On three to four days, there will also be afternoon classes, but on the weekends and after classes our students can devote their free time completely to their entertainment. We offer a comprehensive sports, cultural and recreational program to ensure that our students never get bored. To put their new German language skills into practice, we make field trips to the surrounding area, to a farm, an open-air museum or to the farmers market in Schwäbisch Hall.  


Schwäbisch Hall Photo: Goethe-Institut

Schwäbisch Hall

The picturesque little town is the epitome of medieval romance, but also offers plenty of leisure activities.

Nature trail in Mainhardt Photo: Colourbox.de

Nature trail in Mainhardt

Here you can observe animals in their natural environment.

Feuchtwangen children's theatre Photo: Colourbox.de/Boris Breytman

Feuchtwangen children's theatre

Have you ever heard of Robber Hotzenplotz? Here you can see the story of Kasperl (the clown) and Seppel.

Pristine nature around Michelbach

If you live in a castle, you probably have a suitable park, as well. The castle in Michelbach is no exception, but since it is also a school, this castle park consists of sports fields and playgrounds, large meadows and old trees. The landscape around Michelbach is green, hilly and full of woods and fields. The area lies on the border between Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria in the south of Germany.

We will not only visit the district town of Schwäbisch Hall, a trip to Stuttgart is planned, too, where we will visit Wilhelma. It is a combination of a zoo and a botanical garden. Most people have never heard of the tiny village of Giengen an der Brenz, but it is home to the favorite museum of all children: Steiff's plush toy museum. It was here that Margarete Steiff, despite her polio affliction, successfully built a stuffed animal factory in the 19th century, which later achieved world fame thanks to the famous teddy bear.  

Further information

Hannah, 23, supervisor on the youth camps Photo: Goethe-Institut/Thomas Koy

“We manage to get along with each other on the courses in a peaceful, happy and tolerant manner – so you think to yourself: it's not that difficult and it must be possible for the rest of the world to manage!”

Hannah, 23, supervisor on the youth camps

Any other questions? +49 89 15921-800 We would be happy to advise you: jugend@goethe.de