Berlin-Wannsee © Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

Berlin-Wannsee

The favourite place for the capital city's residents.

Right at the gates of the capital, there’s a lake with a very special feature: the Wannsee, which holds the record for being Europe's biggest bathing spot. So: pack your swimwear. If it’s not the weather for swimming, Berlin's city centre and the palaces and gardens of Potsdam are within easy reach.

Youth camps

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Highlights

  • Wannsee Photo: Colourbox.de

    Wannsee

    The highlight at Wannsee is the elegant villa directly at the lake. The bathing area is not far from there.

  • World city Berlin Photo: Getty Images

    World city Berlin

    Experience Germany's capital city! The place where exciting culture merges with creative people.

  • Potsdam’s palaces Photo: Colourbox.de

    Potsdam’s palaces

    How about a stroll where Prussian kings used to walk? Today, Potsdam’s palaces are World Heritage sites.

For example: billiards, bowling, city walking tours, dance workshop, dramatic arts, foosball, ice skating, movie nights, museum visits, music workshop, music room with piano, photography, swimming, table tennis

Supervised transfer from Berlin-Tegel and Berlin-Schönefeld airports

A transfer service between the airports Berlin-Tegel (TXL) and Berlin-Schönefeld (SFX) and the course location in Berlin-Wannsee will be offered from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the official arrival and departure days (waiting times may be involved).

This costs EUR 150 for arrival and departure. You can register for the transfer up to 4 weeks before the start of the course. Please use our online form to register.
 
One of our employees will be waiting at the transit area exit in the arrivals hall to greet the children when they arrive.
 
He/she will be carrying a Goethe-Institut sign and will have identification. For organisational reasons, we cannot tell you the name of the employee until three days before the start of the course, at the earliest.
 
On the departure day, we will accompany your child as far as the airport check-in.
 
In the event of the flight being delayed, please note that a transfer outside the official transfer times will not be possible. In this case, you will have to take a taxi instead. The costs from Berlin-Tegel airport are around EUR 40 and from Berlin-Schönefeld around EUR 70.

Individual arrival by plane

You can also organise your arrival yourself. The most convenient airport is Berlin-Tegel (TXL). A taxi transfer from the airport to the course location costs around EUR 40.
Destination address: Wannsee Forum, Hohenzollernstr. 14, 14109 Berlin-Wannsee

Individual arrival by train

You can also organise your arrival yourself. The nearest train station is Potsdam. A taxi transfer from the train station to the course location costs around EUR 25. A taxi transfer from Berlin Central train station to the course location costs around EUR 45.
Destination address: Wannsee Forum, Hohenzollernstr. 14, 14109 Berlin-Wannsee

Contact prior to arrival

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

Address and telephone numbers during the course

Goethe-Institut
c/o Wannsee Forum
Hohenzollernstr. 14
14109 Berlin-Wannsee
Germany

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

Young learners course blog

blog.goethe.de/jugendkurse

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?
We would be happy to advise you:

Any other questions? +49 89 15921-200 We would be happy to advise you: jugend@goethe.de