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Youth Camp
in Stein an
der Traun

Stein an der Traun© Thomas Koy
  • Teenagers from all over the world
  • day trips included
  • Cultural and leisure programme
  • 72 lessons over 3 weeks

Nature-lovers and explorers will find lots to do in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Stein Castle is one of the most important castles in Germany with an upper house in the rock face. Or would you rather have a dip in Chiemsee or go on an excursion to Munich? The participants of our summer language camp will certainly enjoy the broad choice of sightseeing and excursion destinations. 

Learn German in the castle under the other castle

Perhaps Schloss Stein is the most spectacular place where the Goethe-Institut offers a summer language camp. It consists of three parts, of which our accommodation, the Lower Castle, lies at the foot of the 50-metre-high rock, then there is a Cave Castle behind it, which was built into the rock’s massive cave, and the High Castle, a structure dating back to the Middle Ages on top of the rock.

Add to this the fantastic landscape of the Bavarian foothills of the Alps with the mountains on the horizon and a magnificent landscape of forests, meadows and lakes. Since the Lower Castle is used as a boarding school, our camp participants find themselves in a perfect environment to enjoy their German course during their three weeks in Stein. For this purpose, the young people aged between 12 and 16 sit in their classes every day in two or three teaching blocks, together with students from all over the world. During 24 hours of lessons each week, we learn vocabulary and grammar, practice speaking and listening, and we will have some exercises in reading and writing, as well.

The German lessons will be fun with little language games, refreshments and drinks will be available between classes. Three meals a day, each with a vegetarian option, give our language camp participants the necessary power for successful learning and the many activities that follow. In addition to indoor and outdoor sports, the school has music- and workrooms, which we intend to use frequently.
  • Level
    A1, A2, B1, B2

  • Duration
    3 weeks, 15 course days

  • Hours per week
    Mon-Fri, 09:00am-12:30pm and 2-3 times , 2:00-3:30pm

  • Total scope
    72 lessons (45 minutes each)

  • Participants
    Max. Number of participants per class: 16
    Age: 12-16 years

  • Course location
    Stein an der Traun

  • Price
    EUR 3.450

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  • Transfer Included

    We take care of the safe transfer between Munich airport and the language camp in Stein for the arrival and departure of the young people.

  • ​Insurance Included

    The protection of your children is taken care of. After leaving their home country, all youth camp participants are protected by health insurance, as well as accident and liability insurance.

  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Goethe-Institut
    The romantic castle that houses the boarding school is situated at the center of Stein. The castle was already built in the Middle Ages. Not only is it a good place to learn, there is also a lot to discover.
  • Stein an der Traun © Thomas Koy
    The campus offers many sports facilities - indoors and outdoors. Sports enthusiasts can fo example enjoy table tennis, football, volleyball or badminton.
  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Goethe-Institut
    The castle boarding school exudes historical charm. At the same time, it is excellently equipped. Our course participants will be accommodated in one- or four-bed rooms.
  • Stein an der Traun © Thomas Koy
    Doing sports together and letting your creativity run free? Of course! Sports facilities, a music room and a crafts workshop, as well as a golf course and lakes nearby await us.
  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Goethe-Institut
    The castle is also shrouded in legend. It is said that the robber baron Heinz von Stein once wreaked havoc here. But don't worry, the legend is already several hundred years old.
  • Stein an der Traun © Thomas Koy
    The summer camp offers a unique opportunity to get in touch with young people from all over the world. We learn German together, do sports, are creative and have lots of fun!
  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Goethe-Institut
    Throughout the day, you can feel like a lord or lady of the castle here. The beautiful dining room invites us to enjoy delicious and balanced meals.
  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Goethe-Institut
    Even in bad weather, all kinds of fun and sports are provided. The castle has an indoor fitness area, a yoga room and a sports hall with LED lighting and the world's first glass swing floor.
  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Goethe-Institut
    The cosy common rooms invite you to relax. There is also a well-stocked library for all bookworms who want to try out their German right away by reading exciting stories.

Mountains, lakes and Bavarian summer

Stein an der Traun is very close to many famous sights in Upper Bavaria, apart from the fact that the town itself is one of them. In order to give our language camp students the opportunity to put their newly acquired German language skills to a test, we undertake many day trips and excursions. We visit the Königssee (King’s Lake) near Berchtesgaden, one of the most idyllic places in Germany.

A trip to Munich is also a highlight during the German course. Munich's city center with the Frauenkirche, Marienplatz and Altes Rathaus or the Kunstareal with its world-famous museums are just a few of Munich's famous sights. If you like, you can discover the English Garden, one of the largest green spaces in the world, and watch the surfers riding the waves on the Eisbach.


  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Colourbox.de

    Stein an der Traun

    In the Middle Ages, a noble family built Germany’s largest cave castle in Stein. It is said that this is where the robber knight, Heinz von Stein, later set out on his raids.

  • Chiemsee Photo: Colourbox.de/Wolfgang Zwanzger


    The third largest lake in Germany is also known as the “Bavarian Sea”. It's well worth taking a trip on it with the paddle steamer.

  • City trip Munich

    With 1.5 million inhabitants, the Bavarian capital is a pulsating metropolis. The historic centre also offers numerous shopping opportunities.

Further information

Blog: Jugendkurse in Deutschland Photo: Unsplash/Toa Heftiba

goethe.de/jugendkursblog Young learners camp blog

Keep track of our blog for reports from teens attending our young learners camps on their exciting experiences and activities.

A day on a Young Learners Course Photo: Goethe-Institut

Example A day on a young learners camp

From breakfast to the evening program: What happens on a typical day on a young learners camp?

Any other questions? +49 89 1222 3 1333 We are happy to advise you: jugend@goethe.de