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International Summer School at Lake Ammersee, July 25th to August 8th 2020

July • 8th, 2020
by the Landheim Ammersee Team

Learn the German or English Language – Experience the Culture!


Landheim Ammersee offers young students - 14 to 16 years old - from July 25th to August 8th 2020 the unique opportunity to be part of an International Summer School. Students fully immerse themselves into German language and culture in one of the most beautiful places in Bavaria. We welcome international and German students to our prestigious boarding school in Schondorf on the banks of Lake Ammersee.


The International Summer School at Ammersee


The Summer School students will be fully integrated into the normal boarding school lifestyle and will have countless opportunities to improve their German / English skills through interaction with German / international students as well as the chance to establish lasting friendships with students from all over the world. Students will receive four periods of German / English language instruction per day. They focus on grammar, structure, vocabulary and style.


At the end of the academic school day, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide selection of extracurricular activities, including sports, arts, crafts and music.


On the middle weekend students take sponsored trips with our knowledgeable faculty to many interesting destinations, including e.g. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Landsberg am Lech, Munich, the Alps and various royal castles throughout Bavaria. Hiking and outdoor adventure trips are also part of the program.  


German classes in the mornings


Our target group consists of students from the age of 14 to 16, no matter if beginner or advanced in German / English, and who also have a basic knowledge of English.


Students will be completely immersed in a German-speaking environment at the school. Activities, both academic and extracurricular, will be conducted in German. Before starting their language course, all students sit a placement test which will be used to assign students to the appropriate learning group.


We teach German / English on three different levels, each level including vocabulary, grammar and style, written and oral expression and regional and cultural studies. Our collectively written Summer School newspaper will display experiences and progress of our students!


Beginners will cover basic language skills and a priority will be given to conversation. Intermediate students will read and discuss newspaper articles, short stories, and play scenes. To improve their knowledge of grammar and expand their vocabulary, they will read challenging and engaging texts and discuss current topics covered in daily newspapers. Students on higher levels work on an individualized, weekly schedule and will be encouraged, with the support of their teachers, to compose essays and reports on different themes discovered in literary texts.


All students also contribute to the course magazine which they take home at the end of the programme. All our teachers are native speakers with many years of teaching experience in German / English. Maximum size of any course group is 12 students.

Activities in the afternoons & weekend


There is no chance of getting bored in the afternoon, either. Our experienced teachers and enthusiastic assistants ensure that, whatever the weather or chosen activity, all students will enjoy themselves and get the most from their experiences. Students are encouraged to use the opportunity to try out a new challenge, be it sporty or artistic:


The will focus on one activity in week 1 and a second in week 2:


Watersports – a programme with sailing, kayaking, pedal boating, rowing and stand-up-paddling

Sailing – a sailing course for beginners and advanced sailors with our school owned sailing dinghies

Rowing – a rowing course for beginners and advanced rowers with our school owned boats

Tennis – on our own sand courts with excellent coaches

Climbing – at our own climbing wall or a gym in Munich or outside rock-climbing

Drama – improve your German/English and dare to act!

Robotics – you will plan, build and program a robot with Lego bricks and make it move as you like

Handcrafts, Art & Photography – get your inspiration from various materials and techniques

Metal & Jewellery workshop – you will design your own bracelet or knife in our smithery

Carpentry – shaping and modeling wood

Cooking – traditional German food, Vegetarian, Asian or Italian? Here you will try everything!


Weekend Excursions


  • Mountain tour with an overnight-stay in a mountain hut
  • Sailing and canoeing trip
  • Adventure weekend at Lake Staffelsee


Daily schedule


  • 07:00 am / Wake-up call
  • 07:30 am / Morning run and swim in the lake
  • 08:30 am / Breakfast
  • 09:00 am – 01.00 pm / German / English classes
  • 01:00 pm – 01.45 pm / Lunch
  • 02:30 pm – 05.30 pm / Afternoon activities
  • 06:00 pm / dinner
  • 06:30 pm – 09.00 pm / Evening activities, depending on age*
  • 08:00 pm – 10.00 pm / Returning to the house, depending on age*

 *Evening leisure activities are weather dependent including campfires, movies, bowling, group dinners, setting up tents by the lake, etc.


Facts & Figures:


  • Language courses: Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm
  • Afternoon Activities: 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm
  • Excursions: During the middle weekend
  • Accommodation: in double rooms
  • 4 meals a day
  • Shuttle service: Transfer from resp. to airport or train station Munich on arrival and/or departure day
  • Certificate of participation
  • Fee: 2,250 €


The summer session at Landheim Ammersee offers a programme that is sure to leave a lasting impression, one that will be both challenging and fulfilling.


For additional information please contact the Admissions Office (Phone 08192-809214) or Email or fill out the application form you find at


About Landheim Ammersee in Schondorf


Landheim Ammersee in Schondorf, 40 kilometers out of Munich is a boarding school with a primary school and two different high schools, offering the German Abitur. 60% of the approximately 280 students live in the boarding school and 40% come as day students to Landheim Ammersee.


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