The magnificent scenery of lake Hintersee attracts thousands of visitors every year. This spectacular part of Germany is situated in Bavaria, below the steep walls of the Hochkalter - Germany's third largest mountain! The nearest village is Ramsau, just 10 minutes away by bus, where you can find cosy ice-cream cafés and little shops. Another short ride away and you are in the internationally renowned Berechtesgarden National Park and the health resorts by the Königssee lake. The whole area is the jewel of the Bavarian Alps and a paradise of peace!
Our summer camp for Young Students has a beautiful view over the lake and mountains. All students live together in the residence, exclusively reserved for the course participants and the campus also has its own boat rental, canoes, kayaks, 2 bowling alleys and a gym. There is plenty of space on-site for classrooms, residence accommodation, dining hall, leisure activities and sports.
Courses in Hintersee
The summer programme in Hintersee is especially designed for students of this age-group, who already have an elementary level of German. The course offers an appropriate balance between relaxation, socialising with new friends, discovering Germany and learning German. There is a choice of 20 or 24 German lessons each week, in classes of around 10-12 students and a maximum of 15. All course books and teaching materials are included. The school's fully-qualified native German teachers aim to provide inspiring, dynamic and enjoyable lessons, in a welcoming, relaxing and friendly environment. The main focus is on developing communication skills, in order that all students gain confidence in using their German language knowledge, both during the lessons and also outside of the classroom. The classes incorporate practical and interactive lessons, in a creative context!
The on-site residence accommodation consists of triple and quadruple single sex bedrooms, with en-suite bathroom facilities (shower and WC) in each. Each student has a private wardrobe and the rooms are comfortable and nicely furnished, alpine style. Bed-linen and towels are included. The dining hall has a fantastic panoramic view of the mountains and offers our students an all-you-can-eat buffet selection for breakfast, lunch and dinner (full-board)!
The school staff are available 24 hours a day, to care for and support all the students on campus. All of the social, cultural and sports activities, as well as visits to local places of interest and half- or full-day excursions are led by qualified teachers and coordinators and students are not permitted to leave the summer camp unaccompanied.
There is a fantastic daily activities programme, every afternoon and evening, which reflects the captivating natural landscape of Hintersee and its surroundings. The campus offers an impressive range of sports facilities, including bowling alley, sports hall and boat rental equipment. The school organises welcome activities on arrival and evening games to get to know each other. Other activities include swimming, hiking, pottery, treasure hunts and photo competitions. There is a full-day excursion with sightseeing every Saturday, to nearby cities such as Munich, Salzburg or to lake Chiemsee. There are often half-day excursions in the afternoons during the week, for example to Bad Reichenhall, Berechtsgaden and to lake Königssee. With so much to discover in such a breathtaking setting, our Young Students have the chance to experience the holiday of a lifetime and to make many new international friends at the same time!
This programme is ideal for Young Students aged 12-16 years, who are looking for a high quality German language course, on a campus style setting, with plenty of fully supervised, free-time activities and excursions.
How to get there
An airport transfer service from Salzburg or from Munich airport is available on arrival and departure. However, the transport is not included in the programme fees.