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Learn German at Alpadia Engelberg

Age 10-17
Located in a beautifully renovated 12th century Benedictine monastery in the centre of Engelberg, our summer camp provides students comfortable and modern twin or single bedrooms, spacious classrooms, a games area and plenty of space to hang out with friends

This mountain campus also has plenty of sports fields, both indoor and outdoor. Students will have access to a football field as well as volleyball, basketball and tennis courts. This alpine destination offers students a rich natural environment packed with modern facilities to ensure a fun and activity-dense summer camp language immersion experience.

  • Certificate

  • Excursions

  • Full-board accommodation

  • International classes

  • Supervision

Benediktinerkloster 5
6390 Engelberg


Learning German at Alpadia Engelberg offers you the chance to learn the language in a beautiful, natural setting. Our dynamic teachers will provide you with the support and know-how required to help you advance your knowledge, boosting your confidence and improving your skills. Immersed in a Swiss-German village, you will have plenty of opportunity to practise your German with the locals, staff and other students. With a choice of Standard, Intensive and Standard + Private classes, you can progress at the rhythm that best suits your needs.

Standard 20

20 lessons per week

Every weekday benefit from three hours of language classes (4 lessons) in small groups with our motivating and dynamic teachers.

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Intensive 25

25 lessons per week

Benefit from an additional lesson per day, focussed mainly on oral communication and the development of common projects. Five extra lessons each week are ideal for gaining maximum benefit from your group classes and encourage rapid progress. 

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+ 5 lessons per week

In order to make maximum progress, benefit from an additional five private lessons of 45 minutes per week to reach your personal objectives. Rapid progress is the goal. Private lessons can only be combined with the Standard course.

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Student Residence

Twin or single room

Alpadia Engelberg offers you a high-quality twin or single bedroom with shared bathrooms on each floor. Located in the renovated 12th century Benedictine monastery in the centre of the village, the rooms are modern, clean and spacious, featuring a sink and storage space.


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The region of Engelberg is rich with outdoor and cultural activities. Our fun-packed programme includes a variety of things to do and places to see. From alpine scenery to cultural discoveries, from shopping to sightseeing, you will never get bored during your summer days with us.

Standard included activities

Every weekday afternoon features a sportive or cultural activity. With a generous daily choice of activities you can have fun while practicing your newly acquired language skills!

Optional complementary activities

Three times a week, afternoons are allocated to the optional Premium+ activities: Adrenalin, Creative arts and Tennis.

Premium+ Adrenalin

Get ready to experience heart-racing sensations and exhilarating thrills as you race down the mountain in a bobsled or on a bike.

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Premium+ Language Plus

Enhance your study stay by joining this ultimate language-boosting programme! Take advantage of tailored support for your specific objectives, using a variety of creative and analytical methods to improve your written and oral language skills.

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Sample week

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  Wake up 7:00 / Breakfast 7:30
8:30 12:30

Excursion to Swiss Transport Museum

Classes Classes Classes Classes Classes & weekly test Free time
Lunch 12:30 - 13:30
14:00 18:00

Hiking excursion

Shopping excursion

to Lucerne or free time in Engelberg

  Dinner 18:30 - 19:30
20:00 22:00

Welcome party

Sports tournament

Movie night


"Get the message" party

Disco party

Free evening

  Lights out 22:30



This alpine region of Central Switzerland offers many places to discover nearby; from hiking excursions to city sightseeing in Bern, Lucerne, Zurich or Interlaken, from museums to shopping, many options are available.

Swiss Museum of Transport

Discover one of Switzerland's most treasured and visited museums; a tribute to the fascinating history of road, rail and air transportation with over 300 exhibits displayed in a space of 20,000m2.

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Swiss Museum of Transport

Zurich Zoo

View the impressive sight of an elephant swimming underwater, observe snow leopards in their rocky landscape, wander around the Masoala Rainforest and cross over its treetop walkway.

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Zurich Zoo

Sightseeing in Bern

Visit the cosmopolitan and traditional city of Bern! Home to the Swiss Houses of Parliament and the famous Bear Park, Switzerland's capital also boasts many museums and clocks!

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Sightseeing in Bern

Sightseeing in Lucerne

By far one of the most photographed towns in the country, the bustling city of Lucerne offers a unique mix of medieval and contemporary architecture, from the world famous 14th century Chapel Bridge to the postmodern Culture & Congress Hall designed by Jean Nouvel. Bursting with boutiques, cafés and fabulous promenades along the lake and the river Reuss, students will have plenty to explore.

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Sightseeing in Lucerne

Sightseeing in Interlaken

Discover one of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland, known for its impressive mountain scenery. Located between two lakes, hence the name, this small Swiss-German town boasts fabulous views, great shops, cafés and wonderful walks in the nature.

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Sightseeing in Interlaken

Engelberg Adventure Park

Experience a forest adventure with zip-lines, bridges and swings. Equipped with modern climbing gear, you will activate your body, brain and heart with thrilling sensations and challenges adapted to all levels. From adrenalin seekers to nature lovers, this park offers a great opportunity to enhance team spirit and bond with fellow campers.

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Engelberg Adventure Park

Brunni toboggan run

This fantastic toboggan run is located in a magnificent setting among flowering meadows and boasts spectacular mountain views. Allowing speeds of up to 40km/h, the course is 660m long with plenty of big bends and exhilarating sensations.
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Brunni toboggan run

Cheese factory visit

Within the walls of the monastery, this unique cheese factory provides a contrast between ancient architecture and modern cheese-making technology. Still made by hand though, this location provides the chance to taste local cheese and stock up on some regional souvenirs.
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Cheese factory visit

Course prices 2018

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Intensive course CHF 1'495 CHF <%= price(prices['course-2'][currentWeek]) %> CHF 6'375

Optional fees 2018

Price per week
CHF 200
Creative arts
CHF 120
CHF 200
Language plus
CHF 540

Dates & General Information 2018

Arrival on Sunday - Departure on Saturday

01.07 - 07.07 / 08.07 - 14.07 / 15.07 - 21.07 / 22.07 - 28.07 / 29.07 - 04.08.2018 

Included in the price

Full board accommodation, 24-hour supervision, welcome pack, tuition and German course material, assessment test, German language certificate, student card, pocket money service, included package of activities and excursions*.
* For stays of only one week, the Sunday excursion is not included.

Enrolment fee CHF 110

Private fees CHF 300

Private lessons can only be combined with the Standard course.

Special offers

Special offers
Come with a friend and pay no enrolment fees! More information

Come with a friend and pay no enrolment fees!

Enrol with a friend and we'll waive the enrolment fees of both participants. Even if you are both in different locations! This fantastic offer is valid all year and applies to all Alpadia Language School programmes.

Dates & General Information

For more detailed information about our summer camps and services, please click the button to download our PDF.

Visa information

For students travelling from outside the EU, it is imperative that all the necessary documentation for entry into Switzerland is arranged before your arrival. For more information regarding visa requirements, please click the link below.


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