2 weeks
General German Course
Accommodation (optional)

Best language schools in Zurich (ranked based on student reviews)

You are interested in learning German in Zurich? We have researched all the details about the best German language schools in Zurich for you so that you can easily compare prices, reviews, courses for adults and teenagers and special offers.

Didn't find what you are looking for?
Interested in a specific type of course? See other 9 different German course types in Zurich.
Interested in language travel to other cities? Have a look at German language schools in other cities in Switzerland such as Bern, Liddes, Schwarzsee, Verbier or see our list of all schools in Switzerland. You may also want to consult options outside Switzerland for learning German.
Why Zurich? Zurich is Switzerland´s main commercial and cultural centre and is according to surveys considered to be the city with the best quality of life in the world. The citizens enjoy a high standard of living, and this is evident in the many fashionable and enjoyable bars, cafés and restaurants that fill the Old Town. Many financial institutions have their headquarters in Zurich, mainly due to Swiss bank secrecy. In summer, the view of the city is beautiful, with the lake reflecting the mountains and clear blue sky. The winter snowfalls bring a magic of their own.
Interested in online courses?
Have a look at our top picks of Live Online German courses at the best prices.

Which school to choose?

Get free advice from our language travel experts to help you find the best school for you.

Most recent student reviews of language schools in Zurich

Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 13 reviews

Friendly people, interesting and funny lessons.

22 August 2012
Course: Standard 20 - 1 week
Student age: 20 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 13 reviews

High level and few students in the class.

23 October 2009
Course: Standard 20 - 3 weeks
Student age: 22 years


Rating: 4.5

4.5 | 13 reviews

The information and service from the consultant and school are very good! When I had a question, they soon gave me all the information I was looking for. It was possible to switch to another level group. The teachers are very nice and they take time when you have a question. I was there for only one week but if I should have had more time I certainly would have taken more lessons. It was a very nice week!!!!!rnthanx!

23 May 2009
Course: Intensive 30 - 1 week
Student age: 36 years


Key Facts about Zurich

In the latest 2019 Mercer the quality of life in Zurich was ranked 2 among 231 cities worldwide.

Population: 342,000

Time zone: GMT +1

Region: Zurich, Bezirk Zürich

Currency: CHF (1 CHF = 0.9177 EUR)

Name of city in German: Zürich

Zurich quality of life rating:

Rating: 4.8

4.8 (13 reviews by our former students)

Visa: Nationals from France do not require a visa for travelling to Switzerland and attending a language course. Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.

universities: 7 (rankings of universities in Zurich)

High season: July

Low season: November

Average course price per week: 483 CHF

Cost of Living:

* 100 = prices in Paris

  • Student price index excluding rent:150* (50% more expensive than Paris)
  • Student price index including rent:145* (45% more expensive than Paris)
  • Price index food only:174* (74% more expensive than Paris)
  • Big Mac price (Switzerland average):5.88 CHF (43% more expensive than in France)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type C
  • Plug Type J
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

Map with location of German schools in Zurich

Loading map content

Public transportation in Zurich

Weather in Zurich

Climate Table
Midday Temperature
Night-time Temperature
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec-5 °C0 °C5 °C10 °C15 °C20 °C25 °CTemperature in °C
Hours of Sunshine

What to do in Zurich

St. Peters Church
St. Peters Church
Zurich National Museum
Zurich National Museum
Old Town
Old Town
Zurich video thumbnail

Arrival Airport

Zurich (ZRH) - 9 km. from Zurich city center

Public transportation to city center:

Every 10 minutes, 19,00 CHF, 10 minutes.

Main stops: Zurich Airport, Zurich central station

Taxi: 64 CHF, 15 minutes drive to city center of Zurich

Direct international flights from:
  • France: Bordeaux, Calvi, Lyon, Nice, Paris Charles de Gaulle
  • USA: Boston Logan International, Chicago O'Hare International, Las Vegas Mccarran, Los Angeles International, Miami International, New York John F. Kennedy, New York Newark, San Diego International, San Francisco International, Tampa International, Washington Dulles
  • Canada: Calgary, Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Toronto Pearson International, Vancouver International
  • South Africa: Cape Town, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo
  • Singapore: Singapore Changi
Remain flexible & book now without any risk schools marked with Free cancellation and Free changes. You benefit now from
  • Smaller classes
  • Promotions
  • Availability of best accommodations
  • Best teachers
  • Enjoying destinations without tourist crowds
Terms & ConditionsPrivacy & CookiesAbout usContact UsImprintReview and User Content Policies