Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg

Learning German Language Schools

Good German skills facilitate the start of your new life in Germany very much. That’s why many newcomers attend a language school.

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Commercial Schools

  • Language courses at commercial schools usually cost more than state-subsidised and non-profit courses.
  • Courses are offered in a variety of different locations and levels throughout Hamburg.
  • Commercial language schools can be found in the internet business pages of Hamburg under the search term „Sprachschulen / Fremdsprachen“.


  • The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s official cultural institution.
  • It encourages cultural exchange worldwide and also offers numerous German language courses tailored to your goals and preferences.
  • The Goethe-Institut offers intensive and evening courses from beginner to university level.
  • Courses start once a month or every other week and can be booked for any period from two weeks to a whole year.

Goethe-Institut Hamburg
Hühnerposten 1
20097 Hamburg
Phone:+49 (40) 238543-0
Fax: +49 (40) 238543-99

Adult Education Centre („Volkshochschule“)

  • This public adult education institution offers numerous courses on all kind of subjects, among these courses in German as a Foreign Language (also available as online courses!)
  • The courses are usually scheduled in the evening and available at a very small fee.

Hamburger Volkshochschule
Schanzenstraße 77
20357 Hamburg
Phone: +49 (40) 42841-3238
Fax: +49 (40) 42841-3033

E-Learning Option