Youth Camp
in Stein an
der Traun

Stein an der Traun © Thomas Koy
  • Teenagers from all over the world
  • day trips included
  • Cultural and leisure programme
  • 72 lessons over 3 weeks

Nature-lovers and explorers will find lots to do in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Stein Castle is one of the most important castles in Germany with an upper house in the rock face. Or would you rather have a dip in Chiemsee or go on an excursion to Munich? The participants of our summer language camp will certainly enjoy the broad choice of sightseeing and excursion destinations. 

Learn German in the castle under the other castle

Perhaps Schloss Stein is the most spectacular place where the Goethe-Institut offers a summer language camp. It consists of three parts, of which our accommodation, the Lower Castle, lies at the foot of the 50-metre-high rock, then there is a Cave Castle behind it, which was built into the rock’s massive cave, and the High Castle, a structure dating back to the Middle Ages on top of the rock.

Add to this the fantastic landscape of the Bavarian foothills of the Alps with the mountains on the horizon and a magnificent landscape of forests, meadows and lakes. Since the Lower Castle is used as a boarding school, our camp participants find themselves in a perfect environment to enjoy their German course during their three weeks in Stein. For this purpose, the young people aged between 12 and 16 sit in their classes every day in two or three teaching blocks, together with students from all over the world. During 24 hours of lessons each week, we learn vocabulary and grammar, practice speaking and listening, and we will have some exercises in reading and writing, as well.

The German lessons will be fun with little language games, refreshments and drinks will be available between classes. Three meals a day, each with a vegetarian option, give our language camp participants the necessary power for successful learning and the many activities that follow. In addition to indoor and outdoor sports, the school has music- and workrooms, which we intend to use frequently.


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  • Level
    A2, B1, B2

  • Duration
    3 weeks, 15 course days

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

  • Total scope
    72 lessons (45 minutes each)

  • Participants
    Max. Number of participants per class: 16
    Age: 12-16 years

  • Course location
    Stein an der Traun

  • Price
    EUR 3450

  • Transfer Included

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

Accommodation at the language camp

  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Goethe-Institut

    Stein Castle

    The romantic castle that houses the boarding school is situated at the center of Stein. The castle was already built in the Middle Ages. Not only is it a good place to learn, there is also a lot to discover.

  • Stein an der Traun © Thomas Koy

    Outdoor fun

    The campus offers many sports facilities - indoors and outdoors. Sports enthusiasts can fo example enjoy table tennis, football, volleyball or badminton.

  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Goethe-Institut

    Unique accommodation

    The castle boarding school exudes historical charm. At the same time, it is excellently equipped. Our course participants will be accommodated in two- or three-bed rooms.

  • Stein an der Traun © Thomas Koy

    Great activities

    Doing sports together and letting your creativity run free? Of course! Sports facilities, a music room and a crafts workshop, as well as a golf course and lakes nearby await us.

  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Goethe-Institut

    Historic site

    The castle is also shrouded in legend. It is said that the robber baron Heinz von Stein once wreaked havoc here. But don't worry, the legend is already several hundred years old.

  • Stein an der Traun © Thomas Koy

    Learning and getting to know each other

    The summer camp offers a unique opportunity to get in touch with young people from all over the world. We learn German together, do sports, are creative and have lots of fun!

  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Goethe-Institut

    Tasty meals

    Throughout the day, you can feel like a lord or lady of the castle here. The beautiful dining room invites us to enjoy delicious and balanced meals.

  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Goethe-Institut

    Fun in any weather

    Even in bad weather, all kinds of fun and sports are provided. The castle has an indoor fitness area, a yoga room and a sports hall with LED lighting and the world's first glass swing floor.

  • Stein an der Traun Photo: Goethe-Institut

    Reading and relaxing

    The cosy common rooms invite you to relax. There is also a well-stocked library for all bookworms who want to try out their German right away by reading exciting stories.

Mountains, lakes and Bavarian summer

Stein an der Traun is very close to many famous sights in Upper Bavaria, apart from the fact that the town itself is one of them. In order to give our language camp students the opportunity to put their newly acquired German language skills to a test, we undertake many day trips and excursions. We visit the Königssee (King’s Lake) near Berchtesgaden, one of the most idyllic places in Germany.

A trip to Salzburg in Austria is another highlight during the German course, as the historic city center has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1996. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here, which is why Salzburg is called the city of Mozart. Overlooking the city is the imposing Hohensalzburg Fortress, one of the largest preserved castle complexes in Europe.

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


  • Stein an der Traun Photo:

    Stein an der Traun

    In the Middle Ages, a noble family built Germany’s largest cave castle in Stein. It is said that this is where the robber knight, Heinz von Stein, later set out on his raids.

  • Chiemsee Photo: Zwanzger


    The third largest lake in Germany is also known as the “Bavarian Sea”. It's well worth taking a trip on it with the paddle steamer.

  • Mozart city Salzburg Photo:

    City trip Munich

    With 1.5 million inhabitants, the Bavarian capital is a pulsating metropolis. The historic centre also offers numerous shopping opportunities.

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?

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