German for teenagers in Munich


Summer School :: ages 14 - 17

Learn German @ Munich Castle

Ages 14 - 17

This camp in Munich is truly spectacular: you´ll learn German in a medieval castle! The castle is in the southern city center of Munich, on the banks of River Isar. And Munich Highlights such as Hofbräuhaus, Bavaria Filmstudios or Frauenkirche are within easy reach. You´ll have German classes in the morning, and after class our activity program begins: we´ll have barbecues on River Isar, play volleyball or go shopping in Munich. You´ll get to see all the highlights that Munich has to offer! And we also show you how the region around Munich looks like, there will be weekend trips to lakes nearby and into the mountains (website of Munich, website of the castle, where you stay).

see photo reports by former students



A castle - Burg Schwaneck - , that was built in 1843 and has been carefully restored by modern standards in order to serve as an educational institution. The castle is within Munich city, located 10 km south of the city center (15 minute train ride to city center), in a wealthy residential district of Munich. Surrounded by a huge park right next to River Isar


Spacy classrooms with historical touch, 10 roooms with 4 to 5 beds reserved for GLS, knights´hall, lounge, internet cafe, bowling, billard, playground in the park, tabletennis, cafeteria

German course:

  • 20 lessons à 45 minutes/week with a max of 12 students per class
  • 3 levels: elementary, intermediate, advanced (no beginners)
  • international classes with students from up to 40 countries


on site in 4- to 5-bed rooms with shower(/WC in the hall; full board in the castle cafeteria

Activities & Excursions:

  • 2 daily activities in or near the castle: river rafting, swimming, minigolf, ralley, volleyball
  • 1 half-day and 1 full-day excursion to Munich city center or places nearby


Members of GLS staff stay with you in the summer camp and take care of you

Sample Week

Sample week at Munich Castle

Sundayarrival until 5 pm, language test, welcome evening
Monday4 German lessonsswimmingvideo evening
Tuesday4 German lessonshalf-day excursion, e.g. to Olympiazentrum or Englischer Garten or shoppingralley in the castle park
Wednesday4 German lessonsgames and sports
or: visit Munich on your own or go shopping (with parent's permission)
or: rafting tour on the Isar
camp fire on the banks of River Isar
Thursday4 German lessonsRalley through the City centre of Munichcycling along the banks of river Isar
Friday4 German lessonsgames and sports
or: visit Munich on your own or go shopping (with parent's permission)
or: rafting tour on the Isar
Party or visit to a Bavarian Biergarten
Saturdayfull-day excursion, e.g. to Munich or Castle Nymphenburg
Sundaydeparture or extra excursion (eg. Castle Neuschwanstein)


Who else will be at GLS?

The castle has room for 70 students. Students come from up to 40 countries.

You can meet some of them online in our summer camps community: Check the MEMBERS to see if there are others from your country going to GLS.

When you enroll, you´ll get the GLS password, and then you can contact everybody. 


Dates & Prices

Munich Castle (14 - 17)

MUNICH CASTLE (14 - 17 years)2 JUL - 13 AUG 2017
2 weeks1810 €Arrival / departure: SUN
3 weeks2670 €
+ 1 week860 €



  • 20 German lessons/week
  • 2 activities/day
  • 2 excursions/week
  • accommodation in the castle: 4-5 bedded rooms,  shower/WC on the hall
  • full board
  • entry fees for GLS activities
  • transfer from Munich airports and stations on Sundays 8 am - 10 pm
  • insurance (medical, liability, luggage)
  • 24 hour tutoring by GLS staff in the castle

Not included

  • public transportation ca. 25 EUR / week
  • extra transfer out of schedule: 100 EUR one way
  • extra day: 100 EUR