German for children

  • Michelbach 1 Foto: Goethe-Institut
  • Michelbach 2 Foto: Goethe-Institut
  • Michelbach 2a Foto: Goethe-Institut
  • Michelbach 3 Foto: Goethe-Institut
  • Michelbach 4 Foto: Goethe-Institut
  • Michelbach 5 Foto: Goethe-Institut

3 weeks
Age group: 9 to 12
Courses at levels A1 to B2
Opportunity to take an exam A1–A2

The Michelbach boarding school is housed in a castle just outside the medieval town of Schwäbisch Hall in one of southern Germany's most delightful cultural regions. It is a perfect setting for a wide range of sports and leisure activities. 

The course participants are housed in a historic castle. The children learn German in classrooms provided with modern furnishings and equipment. Ball games, hiking and barbecues are always a part of the program. In the boarding school's music rooms they will find pianos and other instruments. On supervised outings we explore the surrounding region, for example the medieval city of Nuremberg.

For example: arts workshops, barbecues, basketball, city walking tours, class band, disco nights, foosball, hiking, horseback riding, movie nights, museum visits, music room with piano, open air theater, sports field, rental instruments, soccer, swimming, table tennis, tennis, theater
  • 3 weeks, 15 days of lessons
  • intensive course from Monday to Friday
  • 90 UI* in total, 30 UI per week
  • maximum class size: 16
  • placement test
  • participation certificate
  • Opportunity to take an exam A1–A2
  • 2, 3, or 4-bed rooms
  • full board
  • Professional supervision
  • teaching materials
  • sports, culture and leisure-time program**
  • four excursions, e.g. Nuremberg, Ulm
  • health/accident insurance
  • Transfer to/from Stuttgart Airport included
  • Internet access
  • Tour operator liability according to German Civil Code §651r BGB
* UI = 45-minute unit of instruction
** We do not offer activities posing increased risks to individuals or groups or involving potential liability risks for the Goethe-Institut or participants.
Please download and complete the registration form and return it signed to us by post or fax.  
Date 28.07.–17.08.2019
Grades A1–B2 
Course price € 3,695 all-inclusive
Flugzeug © Goethe-Institut By plane to Stuttgart

A transfer will be offered between Stuttgart Airport (STR) and Michelbach from 7 am to 6 pm on the official day of arrival and departure (waits may occur).
On the arrival day our staff will meet the teenagers at the exit from the transit area in the arrivals hall of the airport.
They will be carrying a Goethe-Institut sign and also have an official letter as identification. For organizational reasons we regret that we are unable to provide you with the name of this member of our staff earlier than 3 days in advance of the course.
On the day of departure we will accompany the children to the check in desk.
  • Please inform us of the arrival and departure time and flight numbers after having booked the flight.
  • If you book a flight that arrives or departs Stuttgart airport before 7 am or after 6 pm, you will be charged a single transfer fee of around 130 €. This transfer will be organized by taxi.
© Goethe-Institut © Goethe-Institut
Bahn © Goethe-Institut By train

Take the train to the Schwäbisch Hall — Hessental station, and then take a bus or taxi (approximately € 9) the remaining 5 kilometres to the castle in Michelbach an der Bilz.

PKW © Goethe-Institut By car

Schwäbisch Hall is on the A6 Heilbronn-Nürnberg autobahn. Take the "Kupferzell-Schwäbisch Hall" exit and follow the signs on the B19 regional road for "Schwäbisch Hall" (approximately 10 kilometres). About 500 metres after passing the Schwäbisch Hall sign when you reach the town, turn left at the traffic light into Stadtgrabenring towards Ellwangen. Follow the signs for Ellwangen (keep right at the second traffic light) until you reach the Hessental district. Take the first turning to the right after the Hessental sign and before the filling station, and follow this road until you see a sign for Michelbach/Bilz to the right. After approximately 1 kilometer you will reach a roundabout. Go straight through the roundabout towards "Bahnhof Hessental" and Michelbach. After passing the station, you will reach the town of Michelbach/Bilz after about 4 kilometres. You will see the castle on the left-hand side. Turn left at the traffic light and left again towards the school "Aufbaugymnasium Michelbach". You are now directly in front of the Michelbach Castle boarding school.

Please note

Should students be unable to arrive or depart on the specified dates, please plan to arrive the following day or to depart one day before the end of the course, respectively. Our staff cannot guarantee transfer, or supervision on days outside the course dates. Also, we cannot provide food in the boarding school outside course dates.
Contact before the course starts

Please direct all of your questions and messages to the Goethe Institute's head office before the course starts: 
Phone: +49 89 15921-800

Address and telephone numbers during the course

c/o Evangelisches Schulzentrum Michelbach
Schlossweg 5-7
74544 Michelbach an der Bilz

Phone and E-mail: will be communicated on Friday before the course starts.

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