Learn German in Kitzbühel

Learn German in Kitzbuhel

German School

German school in Kitzbühel

The German school is in Kitzbühel in Austria close to the border of Bavaria, South Germany. It is a small, ancient town in the west Austrian province of Tyrol, the mountainous part of Austria. It is internationally famous because of the annual World Championship Downhill Ski Race. Kitzbühel is also host to the Austrian Tennis Open Championships. The town itself is therefore well served by trains, buses and roads, as well as being an attractive alpine town surrounded by mountains.

Kitzbühel is an hour's drive from Salzburg and Innsbruck, and about an hour and a half's drive from Munich.

The school is set in a leafy suburb of the town, a 15 minute walk from the centre. This is a convenient location, with some guest houses to accommodate students, supermarkets, a large sports equipment and clothing store, pubs, restaurants and a bank within 5 minutes walk. There are also tennis courts and a riding school within walking distance from the school.
There are bus stops all over the town, taking skiers to the slopes. Our nearest bus stop is a three minute walk from the school.

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German Courses

Weekly Intensive German Course

Most people take courses between 2 and 4 weeks, but 1 or more than 4 weeks are also possible:We offer individual courses or small group courses

  • Tuition is 4 x 45 minute lessons for groups of 3-4/(seldom 5 or 6) students, from 9:00 in the morning to 12:15, Monday to Friday
  • Tuition is 3 x 45 minute lessons for groups of 2 students
  • Tuition is 2 x 45 minute lessons if the student is the only one of his/her standard

You can stay for as many weeks as you would like to, with a minimum of one week The course includes participation in the free time programme

Group size: usually classes of up to 4, very seldom up to 5/6 people per class.

This is a very intensive learning experience. You learn a lot faster in such a small group: compare this with learning in a class of between 10 and 20 people;

  • You participate more;
  • The challenge is greater;
  • You have more control over what you study and what topics or grammar points are discussed or studied;
  • You get more individual attention from your teacher;
  • You get to know your teacher better as well as your class mates, and there are many other advantages.

Standard of German: We have groups of every standard from absolute beginner to the very advanced. We ask everyone (except beginners) to take a short test on their first Monday morning so that we can put you in the right class for your standard.

If you are the only person of your particular standard, we do not cancel your course: instead, we offer you a course with full participation in the free time programme etc., but we reduce your lesson time to 2 lessons of 45 minutes per day. You effectively get private lessons at the group rate. The 3rd and 4th lesson you can be a listening guest in another class.

Lessons per week 20 Duration 1-4 weeks 
Levels Beginner to Advanced Students per class Average 4, Maximum 6
Minutes per lesson 45 Minimum age 18
Timetable: 09:00 - 12:15 (including a break)

German Private Lessons

Some people prefer one to one tuition. This is available to students of all standards, and you can opt either to take private lessons in addition to the Weekly Intensive Group Course, or to have all your lessons on a private basis.

If you have special topics that you would like covered in your lessons, then you are of course free to ask for these. It would help us a lot if you could discuss these requirements in advance, so that we can ensure that your teacher is properly prepared for your lessons.

German for 50+ course

The German school in Kitzbuhel welcomes students of all ages, all year round. If however you are over 50 years old and prefer the company of your contemporaries, you could take advantage of our special offer for seniors. We are currently advertising 3 separate dates for seniors, namely:

2 weeks from 08 until 19 April 2019 (following years similar)
2 weeks from 03 until 15 June 2019 (following years similar)
2 weeks from 09 until 21 September 2019 (following years similar)
Accommodation not included

For more information see: German 50+ course in Kitzbuhel

German & Ski Gap Year Course 

This is a course designed to improve your German and prepare you for the ski or snowboard instructors' exams. Here's what to expect!

Intensive German tuition (09:00 to 12:15 = 4 x 45 min. lessons Monday to Thursday for a minimum of 3 people in a class. 2 people: 3 lessons. 1 person: 2 lessons) including all lesson materials, at the Kitzbuhel School, plus the free time programme on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Although voluntary, these parts of the programme are important for your total immersion experience, as you have to use the German you’ve learned, in authentic situations.
Accommodation:  reserve a room with breakfast in a nearby pension.
Ski instructor's training on the glacier by qualified instructors of Kaprun Ski Academy who’ve passed the exam themselves.

For more information see German & Ski/Snowboard Instructors course


Pension Oberhauser

Pension Oberhauser

A lot of our students who return to do another course at the German school in Kitzbuhel specially request that they stay at the Pension Oberhauser. This is really a private house with 3 rooms each with a shower and TV. 2 WC in the corridor. There is a TV and a fridge in the breakfast room for the use of guests. Frau Oberhauser is always very friendly and welcoming. She doesn’t speak much English so you have to practise your German even at breakfast with her! This B&B is the nearest to the school, just crossing the street. There is limited internet connection in this house. The Alpenpizzeria (welan) where studentsoften go for lunch or dinner, is a 3 minute walk away.

Pension EnstrasserPension Enstrasser

Another favourite place for our students is the Pension Entstrasser, slightly further down the road, 4-5 minutes from the school. This is a much bigger house with 40 beds, a swimming pool and sauna. Every room has an en suite bathroom, a balcony, TV, radio, phone and wireless access to the internet. Breakfast buffet. The Alpenpizzeria (internet) where students often go for lunch or dinner, is a stone’s throw from the Entstrasser.

For more details please see Pension Enstrasser.

Pension Astlinger

Pension Astlinger

This beautiful, newly renovated B&B is about 5-7 minutes’ walk from the school. Every room has a wonderful large bathroom. There’s no internet connection for guests in the house. The Alpenpizzeria (internet) where students often go for lunch or dinner, is a stone’s throw from the Astlinger.

For more details please see Pension Astlinger.

Other accommodation options

There are plenty of hotels and B&Bs in Kitzbühel. If you’d rather stay somewhere else, please see the tourist board’s website at www.kitzbuehel.at and make contact directly with the accommodation providers.


Please contact the office for transfer advice.


Learn German in the Mountains!

Come and see the amazing scenery in this region. Bring a camera and relax.

Swimming in the natural lake, the Schwarzsee, is a very special Kitzbühel experience. The mountains are beautiful at any time of year. There is plenty to photograph!
Hiking is great too, town visits, and golf, golf, golf! If you're a golfer and want to combine learning German with playing golf then have a look at the golf courses in Kitzbühel and Tyrol - there are a lot to choose from! See www.kitzbuehel-golf.com
This is an area of outstanding natural beauty and the mountain walks and the natural lakes are spectacularly beautiful.
You can also visit the historic towns of Innsbruck, Salzburg and and other places of interest. These cultural excursions are quite popular amongst not too few of our students.

We encourage our students to speak German also during their free time and beginners to use their new language skills.

Learn German and Ski

What do we do in the winter? Skiing! What else? Well, there are also things like snowboarding, cross country skiing, ice skating, indoor tennis, climbing in the hall, amazing winter landscape photography, wellness hotel pampering, aprés ski...
Nowadays we can normally ski from mid Oct. already until the beginning of May, but this is obviously dependent on snow conditions. To get an update on snow and which lifts are operating, look at the Kitzbühel Bergbahn's website at www.bergbahn-kitzbuehel.at
Students usually agree in the coffee break between morning lessons where they will ski, based on the weather conditions, snow conditions and experience of the group.
The school is a 3-4 minute walk from the nearest ski bus stop, and students normally fix a time to meet there before setting off together for the slopes. Hans, the school's director, knows the mountains very well. He advises on the best places to ski.

Click for more details on the German & Ski/Snowboard Instructors course.

Course Prices


1 lesson = 45 minutes  /  Minimum age = 18


20 lessons per week / Max. 6 per class

1 € 460.00
2 € 920.00
3 € 1380.00
4 € 1720.00
extra weeks € 430.00
per lesson
€ 100.00

20 lessons per week / Max. 6 per class

2 weeks
€ 920.00

20 lessons per week / Max. 6 per class

See German & Ski Gap Year course for prices.


Accommodation Prices


Sunday to Saturday

PENSION OBERHAUSER Single room with shower and breakfast EUR 40.00 per night
PENSION ENSTRASSER Single room (ensuite) with breakfast buffet From: EUR 64.00 per night in Ski season

From: EUR 56.00 in Summer

PENSION ASTLINGER Single room with breakfast From EUR 50.00 per night

2019 Dates

 JANUARY 7 14 21 28  
FEBRUARY 4 11 18 25
 MARCH 4 11 18 25  
APRIL 1 8 15 22 29
MAY 6 13 20 27
JUNE 3 10 17 24  
JULY 1 8 15 22 29
AUGUST 5 12 19 26
SEPTEMBER 2 9 16 23 30
OCTOBER 7 14 21 28
NOVEMBER 4 11 18 25  
DECEMBER 2 9 16  
GERMAN 50+ COURSE 8th to 19th April 2019
3rd to 15th June 2019
9th to 21st September 2019
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Please contact the office for public holidays for 2019.

2020 Dates

 JANUARY 6 13 20 27  
FEBRUARY 3 10 17 24
 MARCH 2 9 16 23 30
APRIL 6 13 20 27
MAY 4 11 18 25
JUNE 1 8 15 22 29
JULY 6 13 20 27
AUGUST 3 10 17 24 31
SEPTEMBER 7 14 21 28
OCTOBER 5 12 19 26
NOVEMBER 2 9 16 23 30
GERMAN 50+ COURSE Please contact the office for 2020 dates.
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Please contact the office for public holidays for 2020.

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