Horizonte has been offering German language courses since 1986. The small school is located in the medieval city centre of Regensburg, UNESCO world heritage and one of the most beautiful cities of...
Learn German and live in the city centre.
Regensburg (160.000 inhabitants) lies at the northernmost point of the Danube (“Donau” in German) in the heart of Bavaria, just one hour north of Munich airport (with direct train routes to and from the airport).
Founded by the Romans, the city established itself early on as an important commerce centre. During the Middle Ages Regensburg was one of the most important cities in Germany, serving as a place where its emperors met with princes and ambassadors from all over Europe. The old Stone Bridge, the Gothic cathedral and the Old Town Hall are the most remarkable landmarks from this period. The unique medieval city centre (UNESCO world heritage), with its buildings dating back two millennia, makes Regensburg stand out as one of the most beautiful cities in Germany.
German courses in Regensburg
Regensburg is not only a city shaped by history, but also one hosting 30.000 students from two distinct universities, thereby making it a very lively and vibrant place. Large German companies (BMW, Siemens, Continental, Osram, Infineon, Krones and others – all of which are currently seeking qualified individuals for employment - have established themselves here and made the city and the whole region one of Germany’s fastest growing and wealthiest places.
Regensburg is a great location to learn German. It's a very walkable, safe city where one feels immediately at home amongst its narrow streets and picturesque squares in the historic centre - which is precisely where our school and residence are located. The city centre is surrounded by a belt of parks attracting not only our students but rather people of all sorts for some leisurely downtime in the sun or for a barbecue on the banks of the river. The valleys of the Danube, along with three other rivers, encourage both hiking and biking. Places like Adlersberg are always worthy of an afternoon ‘pilgrimage’.
During your German language course you'll discover countless friendly bars, cafés and beer-gardens, museums, theatres and cinemas and make friends with national and international people.
You will have ample opportunities to visit neighbouring cities (Munich with all its attractions including a soccer match in the Allianz Arena, Nuremberg, Bamberg, Passau, Prague, Salzburg) and places of interest like Walhalla, Weltenburg, Neuschwanstein, as well as many others.
We have no “Oktoberfest”, but we have two events of the kind: the Regensburg “Dult” takes place twice a year, in May and in August/September. And we have many open-air events during the warm season, like Jazz festival, days of old music, a short film week and the Walhalla temple is a popular place to watch the sunset, and it’s very romantic. Many marriage proposals take place here.