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Clare, German Course 2019 Photo: Goethe-Institut, David Höpfner
Clare, German Course 2019

Radiantly beautiful. As it always was.

Marvel at the Heldenplatz, enjoy the Naschmarkt, ride on the Prater: learn German in Vienna – and learn to love the city on the Danube! #goethewien

Our summer course venue in Vienna

Unser Sommerkursstandort Foto: Georg Bodenstein
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For the "Intensive 2 – Language and culture" summer course, we are guests, as the Goethe-Institut in Vienna, of the Spanish cultural institute "Instituto Cervantes".

For the "Intensive 2 – Language and culture" summer course, we are guests, as the Goethe-Institut in Vienna, of the Spanish cultural institute "Instituto Cervantes", just steps from the opera house and the world-famous museum quarter.

Facilities and services

  • five well-equipped classrooms
  • WLAN
  • common room
  • accommodation
  • medical insurance (optional)

The city of Vienna

  • Wien Innenstadt Photo: Georg Bodenstein
  • MuseumsQuartier Photo: WienTourismus, Popp+Hackner
  • Blick auf die Votivkirche und die Universität Wien Photo: WienTourismus, Christian Stemper
  • Prater: Prater Hauptallee Photo: WienTourismus, Popp+Hackner
  • Hofburg: Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, Reiterstandbild Prinz Eugen Photo: WienTourismus/Lois Lammerhuber
  • Adria Wien am Donaukanal Photo: WienTourismus/Christian Stemper
  • Ballet in der Wiener Staatsoper Photo: WienTourismus/Manfred Horvath
  • Naturhistorisches Museum Wien Photo: WienTourismus/Karl Thomas
  • Kunst Haus Wien, Garten Photo: WienTourismus, Popp+Hackner
  • Hofburg: Österreichische Nationalbibliothek Photo: WienTourismus/MAXUM
  • Prater: Wildalpenbahn, Vergnügungspark Photo: WienTourismus/Karl Thomas
  • Prater: Ringelspiel Photo: WienTourismus/Karl Thomas
  • Schloss Schönbrunn Photo: WienTourismus/Peter Rigaud
  • Strandbar Herrmann Photo: WienTourismus/Christian Stemper
Vienna's location on the Danube and at the north-eastern fringe of the Alps places it at the geographical heart of Europe. The Austrian capital is also a federal state in its own right: the smallest in area, but the most populous. Nearly 1.8 million people live in the city, including more than 170,000 students attending public and private colleges and universities. This makes it one of the largest centers of higher learning in the German-speaking world. With a university founded in 1365, it also counts as one of Europe's oldest university cities. To date, nine researchers working at the University of Vienna have become Nobel laureates.


Culture is everywhere in Vienna. The historic city center has been designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Spectacular architecture defines the city's character. Highlights include the imposing medieval St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Kunsthistorische and Naturhistorische museums, the spectacular opera house, the Burgtheater and the Hofburg, the Spanish Riding School, the National Library and the Albertina art museum. Vienna's museum district is among the world's 10 largest quarters of its kind. The city is also a leading center for music. It has been home to many influential composers, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss.


Along with its renowned traditional coffee houses, Vienna has a vibrant club scene, a wealth of live music venues, and many trendy bars. The 7th District is famed for its countless unique shops, including boutiques of many Vienna designers. Europe's oldest amusement park, the Prater, is very popular with visitors. And for those seeking a quiet refuge or recreation, Vienna has a wealth of parks. Fully half of the total area of the city is taken up by gardens, parks, forests and agricultural land. A popular spot for residents seeking fun and outdoor activity is the Donauinsel, a manmade island originally created for flood protection. It has a climbing park, wading pools and splash pads, swimming coves, boat rental and a large network of paths for jogging, inline skating, cycling or just enjoying a stroll. In the meantime, restaurants and bars have also sprung up, and there are even some public barbecuing areas. The city's inhabitants are also renowned for their sardonic humor, delivered in the inimitable local dialect.

All about Vienna & our institute

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

Any other questions? +49 89 15921-200 We would be happy to advise you: wien@goethe.de

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