4 Best language schools in Salzburg (ranked based on student reviews)

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Most recent student reviews of language schools in Salzburg

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

The staff were helpful and friendly. There was a good and welcoming atmosphere.

18 June 2019
Course: Standard German - 1 week
Student age: 62 years

England UK

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

Small groups, excellent pacing of new information, everyone is very friendly and helpful.
It was excellent!!

19 December 2018
Course: Standard German - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years

United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

Excellent staff: everybody there is super helpful and very good teaching!
Great place. I will be back.

18 December 2018
Course: Standard German - 2 weeks
Student age: 41 years

United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

It was in the middle of the old town. Also the teachers were very nice and competent.

11 August 2018
Course: Standard German - 3 weeks
Student age: 16 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

Excellent location, staff, and materials. I felt that I learned a lot and was very happy with the experience!
Overall outstanding: very satisfied.

7 August 2017
Course: Intensive German - 1 week
Student age: 0 years

United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

Location and organization
Very friendly staff

6 June 2017
Course: Standard German - 4 weeks
Student age: 45 years

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

Excellent tuition - cannot be faulted.
Martin and Daniella are superbly friendly, welcoming and helpful.

29 May 2017
Course: Intensive German - 1 week
Student age: 70 years

England UK

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

It was conveniently located. The staff are super helpful and nice. It was just right for me.
My beginning course was taught completely in German. This made me realize/and reminded me as a second language teacher, how important this is! If I were able to stay for longer next time, that would be best. The language would indeed click more with more time. However, I could tell that I learned some German. I graded down a little on the activities in that I believe there was just one a week? Maybe it is not possible for more. I do not know. The one I attended with Micaela was great.

17 July 2016
Course: Standard German - 2 weeks
Student age: 52 years

United States

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

Management staff friendly, helpful & welcoming every day. Main course teachers very good indeed: professional, experienced & flexible and understanding to each student's needs.

30 May 2016
Course: Intensive German - 2 weeks
Student age: 76 years

England UK

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

the informal atmosphere
good experience

4 August 2015
Course: Standard German - 1 week
Student age: 35 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

Friendly and helpful staff. Very small group in the first week.
The lessons were a bit monotonous, a lot of questions and answer sessions. I would have preferred to be able to talk more freely, for example doing a debate.

12 August 2013
Course: Standard German - 2 weeks
Student age: 21 years

England UK

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

Location, teachers, good atmosphere.
There should be more activities with the group, in order to know each other and communicate more.

6 September 2012
Course: Intensive German - 4 weeks
Student age: 35 years


Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

Need to Ban smoking in the School

7 July 2012
Course: Standard German - 2 weeks
Student age: 20 years

United arab emirates

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 7 reviews

The professionalism of the teachers, they are very well-prepared.

15 August 2011
Course: Standard Vacation Course - 4 weeks
Student age: 44 years

Tanzania, United Republic of

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

What I liked the most is that I could practice my oral skills. We did practice a lot of conversation.
The real time of classes was about 25 hours in the whole course (2 weeks) and it wasn't 40 hours, as it was supposed to be. The price of the hotels that Inlingua offered was more expensive than the price that Inlingua indicates in its web (although I said I was an Inlingua student).

3 August 2011
Course: Standard German - 2 weeks
Student age: 42 years

Maria Jose

Rating: 4.3

4.3 | 45 reviews

The central location.
My course was from 11:00 to 15:00, I would have preferred from 9:00 to 13:00.

25 July 2011
Course: Standard German - 2 weeks
Student age: 23 years


What school directors said about Salzburg

Salzburg is located in the heart of Europe, with masses of history and sights, as well as beautiful nature nearby (lakes, mountains, ski resorts). The city welcomes many international guests all year round, but also keeps its small city charm and atmosphere.

Interesting information about Salzburg

Key Facts about Salzburg

Population: 151,000

Elevation: 424 m. above sea level

Time zone: +11h. (GMT +1)

Region: Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1338 USD)

Salzburg quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (52 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 4 (rankings of universities in Salzburg)

High season: July

Low season: January

Average course price per week (High season): 615 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 731 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:73* (27% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:101* (1% more expensive than New York)
  • Price index food only:65* (35% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Austria average):4.03 € (20% cheaper than in USA)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type F
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Public transportation in Salzburg

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Events in SalzburgBest time to take a language course in Salzburg

Mozart Week
Mozart Week

January 2022 - February 2022Mozart Week is a highlight of the European classical music calendar held every year in the days around Mozart's birthday. Mozart experts from around the world perform his operas, orchestral and chamber works as well as other works related to the programme.

Salzburg Music Festival
Salzburg Music Festival

July 2022 - August 2022Long-standing festival of opera, theatre and concerts held yearly in Salzburg. Fantastic performances by some of the world's leading musicians and dramaturges.

Ruperti Kirtag
Ruperti Kirtag

September 2022The biggest traditional festival in Salzburg, St. Rupert's Fair is held each Fall. Attractions include a farmer's market, carnival rides, a craft fair, theatre, great food and a beer tent.

Christmas Market ”Christkindl“
 Christmas Market ”Christkindl“

November 2022 - December 2022Salzburg puts on a beautiful, traditional Christmas market each year. Replete with stalls selling christmas decorations, wonderful food, fabulous gift ideas, baked goods and, of course, mulled wine. A feast for all of your senses and a surefire way to get into the Christmas spirit.

What to do in Salzburg

Salzburg cathedral
Salzburg cathedral
Mirabell Palace
Mirabell Palace
Old Town
Old Town
Hellbrunn Palace
Hellbrunn Palace
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Arrival Airport

Salzburg (SZG) - 3 km. from Salzburg city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 4,00 €, 15 minutes.

Main stops: Salzburg Airport, Salzburg Sam

Taxi: 17 €, 8 minutes drive to city center of Salzburg

Direct international flights from:
  • United Kingdom: Birmingham, East Midlands, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted
  • Ireland: Dublin

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FAQ about schools in Salzburg

  • Inlingua Salzburg has received the best overall rating in Salzburg.
  • Inlingua Salzburg, located in Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 8 has been voted as the school with the best location in Salzburg.
  • Students rated Salzburg with 4.7 stars out of 5.
  • Best airport to arrive to in Salzburg is Salzburg (3.0 km from city center). See information about all arrivals and airport information for Salzburg.
  • In Salzburg there are course packages where you can learn the following activities: German & Skiing.

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