German Youth Camp
at Tauernhof Obertauern

  • Teenagers from all over the world
  • Day trips included
  • Cultural and leisure programme
  • 56 lessons over 2 weeks

Our two-week German Language Summer Programs take place in Obertauern, which is situated 1,600 m above sea level, surrounded by the mountains of the Salzburger Land. The best way to explore them is by hiking. Take one of the many cable cars for the first part of the ascent and enjoy the panorama of the Alps on the way.
That’ll give you a lot to put on your Instagram account. In the crisp and clean alpine air learning German works particularly well at the Goethe-Institut youth summer camp.

Learn German – the adventure of your life

Our language camp participants in the mountains around Salzburg will be in one of the most beautiful surroundings that Austria has to offer, and that means something. Many of the 3- or 4-bed rooms with shower and bathroom, in which the students are living for two weeks, have a wonderful view from their window onto the Alpine summits.

We offer the language camp participants many leisure and sports activities, whether in the beautiful landscape around us or directly at our youth hotel. Of course, they have to complete their German lessons first, which consist of two blocks of lessons in the morning and three to four times a week one block in the afternoon. Between two teaching blocks, there are breaks with refreshments and drinks, and at lunchtime, we eat together in the beautiful dining room of our youth-friendly accommodation. As with breakfast and dinner, there will always be a vegetarian option.

On weekends and after classes, our students can enjoy their free time, whether on the soccer field right in front of the hotel, the beach volleyball court, the trampoline facility or, during a spell of rain, in the sports hall. Two multimedia cinemas and a fully equipped disco ensure an exciting evening program. We also offer guided hiking tours in this beautiful environment, because alpine meadows, clear mountain lakes and peaks up to 3000 meters want to be discovered.


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  • Level
    A1 (no absolute beginners), A2, B1, B2

  • Duration
    2 weeks, 10 course days

  • Hours per week
    Mon-Fri, 09:00am-12:30pm and 3-4 times , 2:00-3:30pm

  • Total scope
    56 lessons (45 minutes each)

  • Participants
    Max. number of participants per class: 16
    Age: 14-17 years

  • Course location
    Tauernhof, Obertauern

  • Price
    EUR 2.580

  • Transfer Included

    We take care of the safe transfer between Munich airport and the language camp in Obertauern 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.

  • Obertauern (Austria) Photo: Young Austria

    Our youth hotel

    Our course participants are accommodated in the Tauernhof, a youth hotel with excellent facilities situated right at the edge of town. The hotel's location guarantees that summertime visitors will have unforgettable experiences amid spectacular natural surroundings.

  • Obertauern (Austria) Photo: Young Austria

    Outdoor fun

    Outdoor types will appreciate the beautiful meadows and mountain vistas. The Tauernhof hotel features an excellent range of recreational activities, including outdoor courts for football, basketball and volleyball.

  • Obertauern (Austria) Photo: Young Austria

    Cosy rooms

    The modern, bright rooms invite you to relax after eventful days. This way, a restful sleep is guaranteed.

  • Obertauern (Austria) Photo: Young Austria

    Bathroom in every room

    Each room features a bathroom with a washbasin, shower and toilet.

  • Obertauern (Austria) Photo: Young Austria

    Tasty breakfast

    The rich breakfast with a selection of healthy fruits and many other options is the perfect start to each new day.

  • Obertauern (Austria) Photo: Young Austria

    Communal meals

    The dining room invites us to eat regional, fresh and varied meals together. 

  • Obertauern (Austria) Photo: Young Austria

    Indoor fun

    Even if it should rain, there is still plenty of active fun to have: the new sports hall, table tennis tables, table football, air hockey and other indoor activities allow you to let off steam regardless of the weather!

  • Obertauern (Austria) Photo: Young Austria

    Multimedia cinemas

    Two multimedia cinemas offer everything you need to spend great movie nights together. And action!

  • Obertauern (Austria) Photo: Young Austria


    If you're still full of energy at the end of the day, you can party to cool music in the disco.

City trip and alpine adventure

In order to give our language camp participants the opportunity to use their new German language skills, we make field trips, for example to Salzburg. The historic city center has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996. A stroll through the alleys and small market places conveys a feeling for the life of the people during the baroque and rococo period. This is the time and the place where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born, a fact that Salzburg is visibly proud of. The Hohensalzburg Fortress is one of the largest castle complexes in Europe and worth an extended visit.

The magnificent Hellbrunn Palace with its famous trick fountains is also a great place to visit. But the language summer camp students will also have a lot of fun in the immediate vicinity of Obertauern, like the high ropes course or with the cows on the mountain pastures.

We reserve the right to organise day trips close to nature in case of high incidence values and possible endangerment of our conservation concept.


  • Obertauern Photo: Zajda Virrage Images Inc

    Adventure hike

    Obertauern offers a very special experience of high mountains. With good air and its altitude, it is also suitable if you suffer from allergies.

  • Mozart city Salzburg Photo:

    City trip Salzburg

    The city is not only known for its famous composer but also for the mighty fortress as well its beautiful old town.

  • High-ropes course

    Here you can climb to lofty heights. Secured and wearing a helmet, wobbly boards or narrow tree trunks are crossed. A real thrill!

Further information

Blog: Jugendkurse in Deutschland Photo: Unsplash/Toa Heftiba 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?

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

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