Düsseldorf Photo: Goethe-Institut, David Höpfner

Learning German in Düsseldorf

Learn in the heart of a creative city.

Germany’s fashion metropolis, trendy shopping, legendary pubs: learn German in Düsseldorf: the capital of North Rhine - Westphalia has a lot of unexpected highlights to offer. Book your German course in Düsseldorf  – and discover the Rhenish zest for life! #goetheduesseldorf

Our institute in Düsseldorf

Goethe-Institut Düsseldorf Photo: Goethe-Institut / Hans-Jürgen Bauer
Break room Photo: Goethe-Institut/Hans-Jürgen Bauer
Media resource center Photo: Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut Düsseldorf is located in a modern building right at the railway station near the Konrad-Adenauer-Platz exit. This is also an ideal starting point for our course participants to visit destinations all over the Rhine-Ruhr region.

Facilities and services

  • Nine well-equipped classrooms
  • Media resource center
  • WLAN
  • Common room
  • Accommodation
  • Medical insurance (optional)
  • Airport transfer (on request)
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Düsseldorf: state capital and creative centre

  • MediaHarbor Photo: Fotolia / Davis
  • Frank Gehry buildings in MediaHarbor Photo: Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourismus GmbH
  • Rhine stairs Photo: Deutsche Zentrale für Tourismus

Among the many cities in Germany, Düsseldorf, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia, is a real insider tip. Due to its location on the Rhine just north of Cologne, Düsseldorf is both beautifully situated and well connected. A large part of the German advertising industry has settled in Düsseldorf, which makes for a lively and creative atmosphere in the city. Düsseldorf is also famous for its textile and fashion companies. For years, the city has distinguished itself as an innovative media center. On Düsseldorf's promenade, the Königsallee, you want to be seen and look at the shop windows of fashion brands from all over the world. The excellent reputation of the Heinrich Heine University, the Academy of Music and the Academy of Arts attracts young students from all over the world.


Düsseldorf is an important center of art, music and fashion. Renowned museums and galleries showcase the famous art scene of Düsseldorf. The Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, the Museum Kunstpalast and the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf are only a short walk from each other. As a platform for avant-garde art, the Kunstakademie is known throughout the world, thanks in part to Joseph Beuys. For fans of modern architecture, the Media Harbor is a special attraction. Star architects like Frank Gehry have created spectacular buildings here. Operas, theaters, concerts, cabaret stages and festivals entertain and educate young and old, citizens and visitors. Many famous German bands come from Düsseldorf, the most famous are Kraftwerk and Die Toten Hosen. Two literature museums are also located in Düsseldorf: the Heinrich-Heine-Institut and the Goethe-Museum. In the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann you can get to know the oldest Rhinelander, and in the Mustard Museum you can see the history of this Düsseldorf specialty.


Where good business is done, the amenities of life also want to be enjoyed. The range of leisure activities on offer is correspondingly extensive even outside the carnival season, which is celebrated in every street: Aquazoo, Jazz Rally, Japan Days - there is something for everyone. The old town is considered the most convivial district of the city. Over 200 pubs and bars line up here, which is why Düsseldorf's Altstadt is jokingly called the "longest bar in the world". Düsseldorf is blessed with many public parks and an extensive city forest. A real attraction is the Japanese Garden on the Rhine in the Nordpark, a gift from Japanese companies and the large Japanese community in Düsseldorf to the city and its inhabitants. The Rhine promenade is one of the most beautiful jogging routes in the Rhineland.


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German courses in Düsseldorf

The Goethe-Institut in Düsseldorf could’t be more centrally located: Participants of a German course can attend their lessons directly at the main station. The German courses at the Düsseldorf Goethe-Institut will offer the perfect fit for your needs. Since the Goethe-Institut Düsseldorf also offers exams, you are in the right place to obtain one of the Goethe-Institut's coveted certificates. You can attend an intensive course, which includes 75 hours of German lessons in 15 days. All levels from A1 to C2 are taught and tested.

For working people, we offer job-friendly German courses in the evening, in the morning or on weekends. Individually tailored offers are also possible on request. You will quickly find contact to students from all over the world who are studying at the renowned Heinrich-Heine-University or one of the other universities in Düsseldorf. If you would like to study in Düsseldorf yourself, you can get to know the city on the Rhine before you start your studies by taking a German course in Düsseldorf and taking the corresponding German exam. You can also take advantage of the German courses offered by the Goethe-Institut Düsseldorf as an online service, either in a group with a teacher or independently without a teacher.  
Ann, 33 course participant from the US Photo: Goethe-Institut Frankfurt

I used to find learning German really difficult and I tried lots of different things. But on the language course at the Goethe-Institut, I suddenly started making rapid progress.

Ann, 33 course participant from the US

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You can register for German courses online in our shop and pay via Visa/Mastercard or PayPal. Customers who do not pay their course fee themselves can use our interactive booking form to register and provide us with a different billing address. Selecting your choice of course location will send the form to the course location of your choice.

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