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German language summer programs in Rot an der Rot

A romantic place to learn.

The ideal place for nature lovers: enjoy some cycling, hiking, fishing, climbing, or a view to the Alps. This course location is housed in a romantic baroque palace and also has an impressive array of sporting activities to offer. Here the participants of our summer language camp can get to know the many beauties of southern Germany, which they will surely never forget.

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Learn German under bulbous spires

The accommodation for our young participants of the language camp in Rot an der Rot is truly magnificent. The former hunting palace was previously a monastery. The current building is from the late 17th century, with the bulbous spires that were typical for south German baroque churches.

The summer language camp of the Goethe-Institut is certainly more relaxed than the monastic life of yesteryear, but our language camp participants aged 12 to 15 can't evade the classes. With two teaching blocks in the morning and one in the afternoon on three or four days, the students of our German course learn with their peers from all over the world. Whether learning vocabulary and grammar, practicing reading and writing, whether speaking or understanding German: all aspects of language learning are covered. This means 28 hours of lessons each week, which can quickly lead to remarkable progress.

Unlike the monks of old times, our language students can enjoy, after classes, the fun that our action-packed sports, cultural and leisure program offers. Whether soccer, table tennis and volleyball for the sporty ones or forest walks and climbing tours for the nature fans, we offer the right leisure activity for everyone. On hot days, we take a break at the nearby natural swimming lake Fuchsweiher, two day-trips are also part of the language program. Three meals a day, always with a vegetarian option, as well as drinks and refreshments during the class breaks and in the afternoon will give the students the necessary energy. 


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Memmingen, with its town and patrician houses, is one of the best preserved towns in southern Germany. And it's a great place to go shopping.

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Lake Constance

Germany’s biggest lake is known for its sunny days. But be careful: hundreds of shipwrecks slumber under its surface.

Munich Photo: Getty Images


World city with a heart! Munich is a centre for culture, science and media and is one of Germany's most progressive cities.

For example: arts workshops, badminton, barbecues, billiards, canoeing, cycling, city walking tours, disco nights, football, horseback riding, jogging, movie night, music room with piano, sports field, soccer, swimming (lake), table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Supervised transfer from Munich airport

A transfer service between Munich airport (MUC) and the course location in Rot an der Rot 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 8 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 are around EUR 290.

Individual arrival by plane

You can also organise your arrival yourself. The most convenient airport is Memmingen (FFM). A taxi transfer from the airport to the course location costs around EUR 55.
Destination address: Jugend- und Bildungshaus St. Norbert, Klosterhof 9, 88430 Rot an der Rot

Individual arrival by train

You can also organise your arrival yourself. The nearest train station is Memmingen. A taxi transfer from the train station to the course location costs around EUR 55.
Destination address: Jugend- und Bildungshaus St. Norbert, Klosterhof 9, 88430 Rot an der Rot

Contact before the course starts

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

Address and telephone numbers during the course

Jugend- und Bildungshaus St. Norbert
Klosterhof 9
88430 Rot an der Rot

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

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Fairy tale castles and cathedrals

In order to use the new German language skills with the locals, we will make field trips with our camp participants to Ulm, where the Ulmer Münster can be admired, a gothic Cathedral with the highest church tower in the world. A little further away is the Bavarian capital Munich, where soccer fans can visit the Allianz Arena. A trip to Füssen in the Allgäu region takes us to the most famous of all German castles, the Neuschwanstein Palace of the Bavarian King Ludwig II, commonly known as the fairy tale castle.

There will also be an excursion to nearby Memmingen, one of the best preserved cities in southern Germany with a beautiful old town. Lake Constance, the largest lake in Germany, is worth a trip, too. Close by, however, is a wild boar park, several castle ruins and a farm where students can get in touch with the cows.  

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

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