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Learn German in Lindau: Accommodation

Student Residence

  • Open to students aged 18 yrs +
  • Max 5 minutes walk to the school
  • 21 rooms in total
  • single room, double rooms & one studio
  • Self-catering

The college offers a Residence within a few minutes walk of the language school, recently renovated and offering single or shared rooms (and one studio), with a communal room, a large kitchen and bathrooms for both male and female students. The residence is located on the island, so there are no commuting hassles! The student residence greatly appeal to students in their late teens (18 yrs +) and twenties.


  • living room, kitchen
  • shared bathrooms with showers
  • WiFi available in all rooms
  • completely equipped shared kitchen
  • 2 washing machines, 2 tumble driers
  • bed linen provided

Early reservations for the student residence accommodation in late Spring/Summer are strongly recommended.

Student House

  • Open to students aged 18 yrs +
  • Max 15 minutes walk to the school
  • single & double rooms
  • Self-catering

The Student House in Lindau is modern and fully equipped. It is a 15-minute walk from the school and located on the mainland, not the island. It offers single and double bedrooms, several bathrooms, a large kitchen with microwave etc., washing machine, living room with satellite TV. The German language school can be reached within a 15 minutes walk or students can take bus line 1 or 2 and from the bus stop “Toskanait” it takes just a few minutes to get to the school.

The student residence is in the upper floor of a 3-storey building and has 9 rooms in total (single and double rooms). The rooms are equipped with private washbasins.

Shared kitchen, bathroom and common room
Fresh bed-linen every second week
Rooftop terrace
Washing machine/ tumbler/ TV
Cleaning service (twice a week)

Student Flat

  • Open to students aged 18 yrs +
  • In the same building as the language school
  • One single & two double rooms
  • Self-catering

The Student Flat is in the same building as the language school, on the island of Lindau. The city centre is only 3 minutes away on foot. The flat is on the second floor and has 3 bedrooms (one single and two double rooms), a kitchen with eating area, a common area and a shared bathroom.

Fresh linen every second week
Washing machine / laundry rack
Cleaning service (once a week)

German Hosts/Private households

  • Open to students aged 18 yrs +
  • Max 30 minutes commute to the school
  • Single rooms
  • Shared rooms
  • Self-catering

Stay with local German hosts, on a half-board basis (breakfast and evening meal) in single or shared rooms. Some hosts are within walking distance, but most are a short bus commute or bike ride away (allow 20/30 mins). This accommodation enables further opportunity to practice the language and to experience a taste of local life.

Most of the families have hosted students for years and so they understand the likely problems and needs.
They are an important aid in the language learning process and cultural adjustment, especially for the younger students.

Hosts speak clear German and they can offer linguistic support (but aren’t expected to help with home study).

Host families pick the student up from the main station on the arrival day.
Students must inform their hosts of their exact date and time of arrival, no later than the Friday before the course starts.


There are a number of local Hotels, on the island or near by on the mainland.
Hotels become fully booked for July and August at least 2 months in advance – please book early for the summer.
Hotel accommodation has to be arranged direct with the Hotel owners (not via CESA/the school).
If of interest, please discuss with the CESA office staff.


Arrive: Sunday PM
Depart: Saturday PM

We recommend students fly to Zurich airport or take the direct train to Lindau (you can also fly to Munich (but it takes longer by train) or fly into Friedrichshafen (with Ryanair) and take a 40 minute train ride to Lindau. You can then take a taxi to your accommodation or if staying with hosts, they will meet you from the station.
Alternatively we can arrange for you to be collected from one of the airports, at extra cost.