Learn and Live German

Learning German in small groups, getting to know Germany in a lively city with a long heritage.

Experiencing an unforgettable time with culture and nightlife in the oldest university city of Germany - learning German at HSF.


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The Institute

The Heidelberg Language Institute has been offering language courses for students and working persons from all over the world for 30 years. We are a medium-sized institute with the personal touch in the centre of Heidelberg, Germany.

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Heidelberg Autumn Fair "Heidelberger Herbst"

Heidelberg this weekend

Heidelberg Autumn Fair "Heidelberger Herbst"

Traditionally held on the last Saturday of September, Heidelberg’s largest street festival will kick off at 11 a.m. A variety of live music gigs, arts and

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Excursion to Museum Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart

On coming Saturday we are going to travel to Stuttgart, the capital of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.  

Many of our students are highly interested in visting the Staatsgalerie.

Holding a rich stock of paintings and sculptures the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart is one of the most visited museums in Germany. The main focus of the collection is art of the 20th century.
About 800 works are

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Zwiebel - a fictional text

A small fictional text of a student  of intermediate level from the class this morning:


Heute habe ich das Zwiebelfest in Basel besucht. Die Schweizer sind ganz verrückt. Sie hatten sich als Zwiebeln verkleidet und tanzten um einen weißen Tisch (herum).  Was für ein Fest! Es war so komisch und so langweilig, dass ich eingeschlafen bin. Ich habe von Zwiebeln geträumt.

Luftaufnahme von Heidelberg


Heidelberg is famous - famous for its historical Old City, for its castle and for its magnificent location on the river. It is famous for its large and eminent university. Wherever there are a lot of students living is where life is in technicolor. It is easy to get to Heidelberg: fast transfer from the Frankfurt Airport, bus transfer from Frankfurt-Hahn and easy to reach by car.

Experience the city