Learning German in Heidelberg
Our summer course venue in Heidelberg
For our Heidelberg Summer Course program, the Goethe-Institut is hosted by the Chester Convention Center in Heidelberg. This venue is near the Neckar River in the west of the city. The city center is within easy reach by public transport or bicycle.
Facilities and services
- Five very well equipped classrooms
- Common room
- Rooftop terrace in the hotel
- Comfortable double rooms for single use in the 4* Hotel Chester, with a breakfast buffet included
- Airport transfer (on request)
Experience romanticism and science in Heidelberg
Photo: Thomas Koy
Photo: Thomas Koy
Heidelberg, idyllically situated on the Neckar River, attracts many students and numerous tourists. 150,000 people live in the city, whose landmark, Heidelberg Castle, stands on the lower northern slope of the Königstuhl. The castle ruins of the Renaissance building are considered to be the "most romantic ruin in Germany". Hölderlin, Brentano and even Johann Wolfgang von Goethe found inspiration for great works here.
Heidelberg is one of the most famous university cities in the world. The Heidelberg Ruprecht-Karls-University was founded in 1386, making it the oldest university in present-day Germany. It is known throughout Germany for the high quality of its medical studies. The university was named an elite university in the Excellence Initiative. It has approximately 30,000 students, but scientists from all over the world are attracted by its excellent reputation, as well. Together with the University Hospital, it is the largest employer in the city. The focus of Heidelberg's numerous research institutions is in the field of medical biotechnology. The German Cancer Research Center is one of the best institutions for cancer research worldwide.
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