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German school in Hamburg: DID Deutsch-Institut


Rating: 3.9/5.0

Esplanade 6 - 20354 Hamburg - see on map

What we like about the school

  • Preparation for all German exams
  • Free walking tours of the city.
  • Central location near the Jungfernstieg promenade.
  • Excellent nationality mix. No student nationality makes up more than 15% of students.
  • Rooftop terrace

What we dislike about the school

  • Do not offer favorable cancellation terms in the case of a student getting a visa rejected.
  • Lessons are 45 minutes long, which is shorter than in other schools.

School location in Hamburg: DID Deutsch-Institut is on the outer ring of the city centre. It is next to the Alster Lakes, the two lakes of the city, and close to the Planten un Blomen state park. The area around the school is home to the Hamburg State Opera along with a number of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.

Travelling around: The Stephansplatz U-bahn station is a short walk from the school entrance. This station has Line One running through it. An alternative station, Gänsemarkt, is a 5-minute walk from the school, and students can use Line Two to navigate the city from here.

Local attractions: The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, St. Michael's Church and the Town Hall are all in the centre of Hamburg, the furthest of which is 30 minutes by foot. The Hamburger Kunsthalle art museum is just 12 minutes by foot from the school entrance, across the Lombardsbrücke bridge. The Reeperbahn area is known for its nightlife. This area is 15 minutes away from DID Deutsch-Institut by local transportation.

Course structure: Students can join a general German class, an exam preparation course, business German lessons, an internship or a university placement programme.

Facilities at the school: The school has a study centre, a large terrace, a cafeteria and spacious classrooms.

Leisure and culture programme: DID Deutsch-Institut offers students activities to join throughout the week. These could include a walking tour, visits to local attractions and full day excursions. Prices depend on the type of activity and entrance fee.

School chain: DID Deutsch-Institut teaches German to international students in a number of cities throughout Germany. They focus on providing students with a complete German experience in an immersive environment. There are young learner programmes as either a summer camp or a homestay option. The summer camps take place in German speaking cities in both Germany and Austria.

The schools have been approved for their accomplishments by the FDSV, and are a member of the FaDaF. DID Deutsch-Institut has won various awards for their high performance as a German language school.
  • The language school DID Deutsch-Institut was founded in Hamburg, Germany in 2009.
  • Legal name / parent company: did deutsch-institut GmbH
  • Tax registration ID: DE288410079
  • Abbreviated name of school: DID Hamburg
  • The school is an official exam center
    The following language examinations can be taken directly at the school:

German Courses

General Language
Work & Study
Exam Preparation
Specialty Courses
Information for all courses offered by DID Deutsch-Institut
Comments about courses

The group courses include 2 additional lessons of supervised self-study.
High season extra charge is NOT applicable to bookings longer than 9 weeks.

Lesson duration
45 minutes
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place at the school on the first day of the course.
Individual classes
Single individual lessons of tuition can be reserved at 50 €. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Days without class
In 2022 (including national and regional bank holidays):
15 Apr. 2022, 18 Apr. 2022, 26 May 2022, 06 Jun. 2022, 03 Oct. 2022, 31 Oct. 2022, 24 Dec. 2022 - 31 Dec. 2022.
If a bank holiday falls on a weekday there is no refund nor are missed lessons recuperated. This is the case for the majority of language schools.
Course material
Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. Course material costs are approximately 25 € per month.

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Organized activities
  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • INCLUDED For junior courses: every afternoon free organized leisure program
  • INCLUDED Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by a qualified consultant
Note: All courses offered by DID Deutsch-Institut, Hamburg can be reserved online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just let us know.

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DID Deutsch-Institut (DID)

Accreditations and Quality seals
German teacher qualifications
100% hold a university degree
100% hold a recognised language teaching qualification
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Written and oral level test is performed. Students should arrive at 8:50
Student gender mix:
51% male / 49% female
School Size
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee If you already attended previously a course at DID Deutsch-Institut and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Bank Transfer - logo

General school facilities

  • Student support desk

  • Free WIFI

  • Non-smoking (all indoor areas, but not all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • TV in some classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms:


    Number of public PC workstations:


    Facilities for disabled students

    • Wheelchair access to classroom

    • Accessible Toilet

Student Age / Nationality

Average number of students
In summer:115
Throughout the year: 75
Minimum age of students
17 years
14 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 6
Adult courses Throughout the year: 5
Average age of students
In summer: 24 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Top student nationalities

Age of students

Airport transfer

Optional airport transfer
Hamburg Airport:
125 € one way
250 € return (both ways)
Best arrival airport is Hamburg Airport (HAM).

Visa Documents

Nationals from Cyprus do not require a visa for travelling to Germany and attending a language course.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
75 €
Free shipment via regular mail

Leisure activities

activity possible
Horse riding

Examples of leisure activities organized by the school

Adults - Paid activities

Hamburg walking tour Vising Speicherstadt Spice Museum Hamburg Dungeon




Rating: 3.9/5.0

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DID Deutsch-Institut, Hamburg
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FAQ about DID Deutsch-Institut, Hamburg

  • No, the beginner classes take place only in the morning.
    , Sales from DID Deutsch-Institut - Feb 14, 2020
  • The accommodation Homestay (Roomstay) is the most popular among all our clients of Deutsch Institut
  • Yes. The following courses can be attended as an absolute beginner: Intensive Course, Standard Course, Premium Course, Standard Course + Internship , University Placement
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Hamburg Airport (125 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at Deutsch Institut varies from 1 students (Business German 20) to 15 students (Intensive Course)
  • 100% of teachers at DID Deutsch-Institut hold a university degree. 100% hold a recognized language teaching certificate.
  • The highest Nationality percentage at DID Deutsch-Institut comes from Switzerland with a 12% representation, followed by students from Turkey (10%) and Italy (7%).
  • Yes, there is an exclusive discount that only applies when booking online here.
  • DID Deutsch-Institut offers courses from 17 years to 99. Average age is 24 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.
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