Schwäbisch Hall Photo: Goethe-Institut, David Höpfner

Schwäbisch Hall

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Our institute in Schwäbisch Hall

Main entrance Photo: Ufuk Arslan
Media resource center Photo: Goethe-Institut
Dining Hall Photo: Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut Schwäbisch Hall is centrally located in the town's romantic city center. It is housed in a spacious historical building with modern rooms and facilities, immediately adjacent to the Schwäbisch University of Applied Sciences. The institute's guesthouses are very close by.

Facilities and services

  • 10 well-equipped classrooms
  • Media resource center
  • WLAN
  • Cafeteria offering breakfast and lunch
  • Common room
  • Party room
  • Grand and upright piano
  • Rental bicycles
  • Historical courtyard
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Medical insurance (optional)
  • Airport transfer (on request)

The city of Schwäbisch Hall

  • Schwäbisch Hall - view to the east Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • The countryside around Schwäbisch Hall Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Comburg Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • On the Henkersbrücke Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Town Hall Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Festival of Friendship Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Theater auf der Großen Treppe Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Pyrotechnic display at the Lange Kunstnacht Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Kocherquartier (Goethe-Institut on the right) Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Summer in Schwäbisch Hall Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Kocher beer garden Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Modern art against backdrop of old town center Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Kunsthalle Würth art museum Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Schwäbisch Hall campus of Heilbronn University Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Schwäbisch Hall savings bank Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Sulfertor in the autumn Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Half-timbered houses Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • A winter fairytale Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Town hall by night Photo: Goethe-Institut
  • Hallia Venezia Photo: Goethe-Institut
Schwäbisch Hall, known by the locals simply as "Hall", is an idyllic town with 37,000 inhabitants that owes its prosperity to a thriving trade and services sector. Companies from the property finance, solar energy and telecommunications sectors have their headquarters here. A number of schools and educational institutions, including a recently established campus of nearby Heilbronn University, attract many young people to Schwäbisch Hall. Goethe-Institut course participants are always welcome to listen in on lectures and seminars. The renowned Hochschule für Gestaltung, a private college, offers innovative programs in media design. The Goethe-Institut discovered Schwäbisch Hall's charm and quality of life very early. Course participants have been coming here to learn about the most beautiful aspects of German language and culture since 1965.


Schwäbisch Hall is renowned for its outdoor summer theater performances on the open-air staircase at St. Michael's and at the Globe Theater. Two museums, the Hällisch-Frankische Museum and the Hohenloher Freilandmuseum, bring to life the history of the region and city since the Middle Ages. Paintings by old masters are exhibited in the medieval Johanniterhalle, a former church dating back to the 12th century. The private Kunsthalle Würth, a spectacular art gallery designed by the Danish architect Henning Larsen, is dedicated to modern art. In the spring, performers and music lovers from Germany and abroad meet in Schwäbisch Hall for the JazzArtFestival, and every two years the leading lights in the world of German-speaking literature gather here for the LiteraturLive festival. There is no doubt: This town's architectural masterpieces harbor an open and youthful cultural scene.


Whether by land, water or air, Schwäbisch Hall and the surrounding area offer a wealth of leisure-time activities, from sports flying to swimming, hiking and cycling. And there's no better way of recovering after these exertions than enjoying tasty dishes made with organic ingredients from the Hohenlohe region. Incidentally: Schwäbisch Hall has more traditional festivals and markets than there are months in the year, with such diverse events as the Summer Night Festival, the Festival of Light to the historical Kuchen- und Brunnenfest, which commemorates the annual cleaning of the salt springs when salt was the town's economic lifeblood. Other highlights include the Baker's Oven Festival at the Open Air Museum and the Christmas Market, which features traditional handicrafts.

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. Lessons were simply highly effective and tailored to the students.

Ann, 33 course participant from the US

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