German Language Schools in Vienna - Ranking 2021

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23 Best language schools in Vienna (ranked based on student reviews)

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ranked second in the world for quality of life. With its profound history and many cultural events, Vienna stands alone in comparison with other cities worldwide. Known for its musical heritage and theatrical tradition Vienna offers its visitors many opportunities to enjoy the performing arts.
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What our students said about Vienna

Rating: 5/5


I put 1 star due to the Coronavirus.


Rating: 5/5


Safe, friendly and comfortable city


Most recent student reviews of language schools in Vienna

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 39 reviews

The teacher is patient and humorous, and the classmates are friendly and interesting

25 February 2020
Course: Standard Course - 25 weeks
Student age: 24 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 39 reviews

The location and some teachers.
In general the school is good.

8 October 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 0 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 39 reviews

Friendly organisers, creative and competent lecturers.

22 July 2019
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 0 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 39 reviews

The teaching quality
I think that the school should offer more cultural activities in the mornings and the afternoons. This way, people having class in the morning or in the afternoon still be able to take part in the activities.

28 January 2019
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 34 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 39 reviews

Very skilled and patient teachers, friendly atmosphere, nice school mates.

7 January 2019
Course: Intensive Course - 1 week
Student age: 42 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 39 reviews

I liked that teachers were very patient and involved.
Very kind and interesting people. Beautiful city.

29 August 2017
Course: Standard Course - 3 weeks
Student age: 20 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 39 reviews

Great teaching. Plenty of computers​ with internet access to use outside lesson time. Good social activities and excursions.
Would recommend

1 May 2017
Course: Standard Course - 1 week
Student age: 42 years

England UK

Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 39 reviews

I liked professional approach to grammar part of the course. The teachers are very nice and well educated.

26 September 2016
Course: Standard Course - 2 weeks
Student age: 21 years


Rating: 4.2

4.2 | 39 reviews

I had two different teachers for a grammar part and a conversation part. However, as they should have had a meeting in advance, both of them gave us the informative classes. They were friendly and motivated the students very well. So, I could ask the questions without any hesitation. The school staff were helpful and made a ticket reservation of a concert for me.
The school is accessible. The teachers are nice. The school offers the various activities and you can make friends with the students of other classes.

21 September 2015
Course: Intensive - 2 weeks
Student age: 64 years


Interesting information about Vienna

Key Facts about Vienna

In the latest 2019 The Economist: Global Liveability index the quality of life in Vienna was ranked 1 among 140 cities worldwide.

Population: 1,692,000

Elevation: 171 m. above sea level

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

Region: Vienna, Wien Stadt

Currency: EUR (1 EUR = 1.1311 USD)

Name of city in German: Wien

Vienna quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.9

4.9 (61 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: 21 (rankings of universities in Vienna)

High season: July

Low season: November

Average course price per week (High season): 388 €

Average course price per week (Low season): 252 €

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in New York

  • Student price index excluding rent:65* (35% cheaper than New York)
  • Student price index including rent:53* (47% cheaper than New York)
  • Price index food only:70* (30% cheaper than New York)
  • Big Mac price (Austria average):4.04 € (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 Vienna

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Events in ViennaBest time to take a language course in Vienna

Vienna Opera Ball
Vienna Opera Ball

February 2022The Opera Ball is a nineteenth century Austrian tradition that is still celebrated today as part of carnival in Vienna. Participants wear beautiful gowns and evening dress and dance until the morning to the strains of a bygone era.

Accordion Festival
Accordion Festival

February 2022 - March 2022Everything from the ultra traditional to the most extreme ways to use an accordion can be found at this popular festival presenting some of the world's greatest accordion players. For a whole month, the theaters of the capital host shows, workshops and even projections of silent films with live soundtracks.

Sand in the City
Sand in the City

April 2022 - September 2022Every summer, Vienna is transformed into an exotic place with sand, palm trees, pools and volleyball courts so the people of the city can spend their summer at the beach, without leaving home.

Music Film Festival
Music Film Festival

July 2022 - September 2022An open air film festival focusing on soundtracks or filmed concerts. This event also includes 25 of the best international caterers on site in the City Hall Square.

Vienna Popfest
Vienna Popfest

July 2022One of the biggest musical events in Austria. Popfest Wien showcases concerts of pop and contemporary music.

What to do in Vienna

Belvedere Palace
Belvedere Palace
Schönbrunn Palace
Schönbrunn Palace
Hofburg Palace
Hofburg Palace
Spanish Riding School
Spanish Riding School
Sacher cake tasting at the Sacher hotel
Sacher cake tasting at the Sacher hotel
Giant ferris wheel
Giant ferris wheel
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Arrival Airport

Vienna International (VIE) - 16 km. from Vienna city center

Public transportation to city center:

Taxi: 40 €, 20 minutes drive to city center of Vienna

Direct international flights from:
  • USA: Chicago O'Hare International, Miami International, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, Washington Dulles
  • Ireland: Dublin
  • Canada: Toronto Pearson International

Other destinations that were popular to combine with courses in Vienna

Salzburg (city thumbnail)Salzburg
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FAQ about schools in Vienna

  • Alpha Sprachinstitut Austria has received the best overall rating in Vienna.
  • Alpha Sprachinstitut Austria, located in Schwarzenbergplatz 16 has been voted as the school with the best location in Vienna.
  • Students rated the activity program at Wien Sprachschule as the best.
  • Wien Sprachschule was rated highest for quality of teaching.
  • 'Student House' at Wien Sprachschule is the best rated accommodation in Vienna.
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