Summer course, 3 weeks
Age group: 16 to 17
Courses at levels B1 to C2
Opportunity to take an exam A1–C1
Wannsee is a prosperous, leafy suburb between Berlin and Potsdam, about 25 kilometers from the center of Germany's capital. Situated amid several lakes, Wannsee has long been beloved by Berliners as a spot for pleasant daytrips. The youth guesthouse – a beautifully renovated turn-of-the-century villa with accommodation in the adjoining modern building – is situated right on the shore of Wannsee, surrounded by woods and greenery. The spacious common rooms include a theater where our young course participants can put on plays. They can also enjoy many different sports activities. During the course we take trips to see the sights and museums in Berlin and explore the surrounding area.
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
A transfer will be offered between Berlin airports (TXL/SFX) and Wannsee 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 organisational 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 Berlin airport before 7 am or after 6 pm, you will be charged a single transfer fee of around € 50. This transfer will be organized by taxi.
To the Main Station (Hauptbahnhof). From there, take the S7 S-Bahn line (towards Postdam) to the Wannsee station, and then take a taxi to the Wannsee Forum (approx. € 10).
On the A115 autobahn at the Dreilinden rest stop (Zehlendorf exit), take the first exit towards Wannsee, Potsdamer Chaussee. Follow Königstraße until Hohenzollernstraße comes up on the left-hand side (at the Schröder/Schreibwaren shop).
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