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German and Hiking: Kitzbühel

Hike the mountain passes with other keen (or semi serious) walkers and practise your German language skills at the same time!

Dates offered
April to October
  • Open to 18 yrs + age group on set start dates
  • 1 week+ language course duration
  • Max. 06 people per group class
  • plus hiking in the afternoons and at the weekend
  • NB: No beginners accepted on these programmes
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Currently the Director is unable to lead hikes himself, however the local tourist office offers daily walks, with a local guide and is open to everyone. So there are plenty of hiking opportunities on offer.

Kitzbühel comes into its own in the summer – when the snows are all but gone and everything is a verdant delight, a celebration of sunshine, fresh air and solitude, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Kitzbühel Alps and Loferer Steinberge mountain ranges.

German classes place an emphasis on conversation, the small classes in the mornings mean you make above-average progress when practising the German you know and can improve at a rapid rate.

Past Student Quote:

Our group was mixed, a 50+ German guy and a couple of girls from France and a 22 year old from Sweden, a married couple – also Brits in their 40s – and me. There were others on the German language course I’d joined, but these were the hikers – the ones who when the grammar was learnt and the lessons were done, wanted to hit the paths and trails, not the shops and cafes of Kitzbühel!

After classes on the first Monday we were given a guided tour of the town, internet cafes, banks, bars, supermarkets and boutiques. Thursday and Saturdays were group hikes lead by college staff. On the first hike up we were taken up the Horn. Some went the whole way, led by the College Director. Others (myself included) took the gondola half way and hiked the rest. We stopped at the Alpenhaus restaurant which had the most amazing terrace and breathtaking views. Some of us carried on up to the absolute top of the mountain, others got our cameras out and ordered another round of drinks!

I enjoyed going off hiking with one or two other students and then we’d pick an easier route, one time going along the “Schleierwasserfall” route. “Schleier” = “veil”, “Wasserfall” = “waterfall”. A great break.

Kitzbuhel: Houses with mountain behind them

Kitzbuhel: Town streets

Kitzbuhel: Alpine view

Accommodation:
Offering single or shared room (for friends or couples) on a Bed and Breakfast basis. The 2* Pension also has self catering facilities (fairly simple kitchen facilities). The 3* Pension prices vary according to the room and season required.