Hambourg DID


Hambourg DID

Courses start every Monday throughout the year, with arrivals on Sunday

Key points

● Open all year round

● EAQUALS (Full Member)

● German classes in small groups

● Access to a self-study Center


Accommodation: Homestay Single Room (1 Meal/Day), Homestay Single Room (2 Meals/Day), Homestay Double Room (1 Meal/Day)

More accommodations

Class sizes: 12 on average | 15 students max

Course duration: 1 to 48 weeks

Activities (optional): 2 afternoon activities + 1 full-day excursion per week






Age range: 17+ Years

Learn German in Hambourg with students from all around the world !

For students aged 17 years old minimum


Founded in 2009, our partner school in Hamburg is located inside the stunningly beautiful Esplanade Building, an art-deco commercial building in the heart of the city center. On the 2nd and 3rd floors you’ll find 6 well-lit, spacious and modern classrooms where you can learn and improve your German in style!


Once class is over you can head up to the 200 square meter roof terrace and enjoy fantastic views of the Inner Alster, once of the city’s two famous artificial inner-city lakes, and the Jungfernstieg, home to world famous hotels and department stores. You can, of course, also head out and enjoy exploring the canals and bridges of a city whose aesthetic, livelihood and nature's is all defined by water - to the extent that some would argue it’s Venice that should in fact be referred to as the Hamburg of the South!


In terms of facilities, this school offers a self-study center with books, CDs and over 60 computers, as well as a media and multimedia room. Free WiFi is also included and is available in the school canteen as well.


You don’t know any German at all, but want to start learning?

Special programs for beginners will start on the following dates in 2020: 06.01., 03.02., 02.03., 06.04., 04.05., 02.06., 06.07., 03.08., 07.09., 05.10. and 02.11..

All elementary-advanced level courses have start dates on every Monday throughout the year.

There will be no class held during the public hollidays (a few days every year, please contact us for details)

No Seasons

Host Families

Living with a host family is the best way to immerse yourself in the language as you’ll get to continue learning after class by putting your language skills into real life practice, as you become part of the family!
If you select the shared room option, our partner school will take care to make sure your roommate has different mother tongue to you, encouraging you both to practice German as much as possible.  

At this school, it’s worth noting that the host families are not always ‘traditional’ families; there are also single parent families and single elderly people who will welcome you into their home.

Youth Hotel (for participants older than 18)

If you’re looking to live a little bit more independently whilst enjoying the student life, then this is the accommodation option for you! You must be over 18 to choose this accommodation option. You have the option to stay in shared twin rooms or private single rooms.

The faclities in the Youth Hotel include:

  • Single or double rooms with shower and bathroom
  • Bed linen and towels
  • TV, Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) throughout the building
  • Computer Terminals in lobby
  •  Breakfast buffet included
  • Common kitchen available
  • Washing machine and dryer (extra charge)
  • 24h reception

Arrival: Sunday before course start | Check-In: 15:00 h

Departure: Saturday after last course day | Check-Out: 10:00 h

Accommodation Description Price Gallery
Homestay Single Room (1 Meal/Day) 270 CHF / per week
Homestay Single Room (2 Meals/Day) 340 CHF / per week
Homestay Double Room (1 Meal/Day) 240 CHF / per week
Homestay Double Room (2 Meals/Day) 300 CHF / per week
Homestay Private Room (Self Catering) 200 CHF / per week
Student Residence Single Room (Self Catering) 270 CHF / per week
Standard Youth Hotel Single Room (1 Meal/Day) 340 CHF / per week
Standard Youth Hotel Shared Room (1 Meal/Day) 250 CHF / per week

Our partner school offers guided tours and walks in Hamburg and the surrounding area. These activities are not included nor compulsory, but some are certainly not to be missed!

The walking tours through the city centre will help you get acquainted with the city’s historical and architectural sights, including tours around the old warehouse district, the Hamburg Dungeon and the harbour.

You’ll also be presented with the chance to venture outside of Hamburg to nearby cities and landmarks such as Bremen, Lübeck and  the beaches of the North Sea. In the evenings you’ll also have the chance to go bowling with your new friends, or simply join them in the bar for a beer or two.

All of the excursions provided by the school are very reasonably priced and can be booked at the time. If you would like more information on excursions, social activities and prices, don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

>> Airport transfers

  • To/from Hamburg airport (one way) - €75 *

>> Insurance 

  • Liability, accident and health insurance - €12 per week *

Optional activity program: approx. €15 for travel expenses and admission fees

Teaching materials: approx. €20 a month

*Please Note: Prices here are listed in Euros (€), the price will appear in our booking form in Swiss Francs (CHF)


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Nationality mix

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We place emphasis on a young, creative and motivated teaching body and an international atmosphere with volunteers from all over the world


Our camps are held in some of Switzerland's most stunning and unique locations - expect Alpine mountains and freshwater lakes that will take your breath away!


Our young, creative and diverse group of teachers are encouraged to use more fun and interactive methods, making the language more accessible to each student.

Small class sizes

Our classes are held in small classes of around 6 students, providing more teacher-student contact that allows the teacher to focus upon the specific learning needs of each student. Average number of students per class in 2020: 5.

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