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Learning German in Hamburg

Hamburg, with its nearly 1.8 million inhabitants, is Germany's second-largest city and is also a state in its own right with a thriving economy. Owing to its status as a port city on the lower reaches of the Elbe, some 100 km from the North Sea, the city is nicknamed "the gateway to the world". The people here are legendary for their cosmpolitan outlook, their civic engagement and their dry sense of humor.

German courses

Choose the German course that best matches your goals and schedule.

Examination dates

Take a language exam at the Goethe-Institut to document your language skills.


We'll be happy to help choose the right accommodation for you.

Our institute

At the Goethe-Institut Hamburg you can learn German for your career, studies or everyday life.

Our team

Our team will help you with any questions or problems that may arise.

Contact and directions

The Goethe-Institut Hamburg is at the heart of the city, near the Binnenalster lake and the gallery/museum district known as the Kunstmeile, or 'Art Mile'.

More about the city and our institute