Our residence is not only located in the central most district of Berlin, Berlin Mitte, but also in the heart of the capital city. The building offers all amenities: 2- or 4-bed rooms with shower and toilet en suite, a sky lounge with a view over the city, a roof terrace, a garden and modern seminar rooms.
All rooms are furnished with:
We all want to spend an awesome summer together. With so many different personality types, a few rules are necessary. Please read through our school rules carefully and sign them, together with your parents.
We will email you the rules with the booking confirmation. These include information about behavior, quiet hours and other important points about the stay for you and your parents.
Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is included when you book a stay in the residential facility. This means you will receive three meals a day.
The first meal on the day of arrival is dinner, the last meal on the day of departure is breakfast.
Breakfast in Germany and Austria is typically cold (i.e., bread or roll, cereal, butter, egg, sausage or jam, juice, water or tea).
Lunch during the week consists of a warm buffet and a salad bar. On weekends, you will receive a sack lunch. The sack lunch usually includes a sandwich, fruit, a sweet snack and a drink.
The third meal is dinner, which will also be served buffet style. Some evenings we grill.
With advance warning we are able to accommodate allergies and special diets. A surcharge may be required.
Sample weekend menu: PDF
Our summer course in Berlin is held at the A & O Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof. This youth hotel provides us with an entire floor of rooms exclusively for our own participants. The administration office as well as the seminar rooms and an amazing roof terrace are located on the fifth floor. On the main floor you will find the dining room, where you will be eating breakfast, lunch and dinner with the other participants. In the lobby there is a billiard table and foosball and you can buy additional snacks and drinks in the cafeteria.
You will generally be supervised by our team the entire time. It is possible you may be unsupervised for short periods, for example, between or during activities. During these times you will be exploring the area in groups of at least three participants (in accordance with our school rules). If you and your parents prefer more freedom, we recommend one of our courses with host family lodging. Of course, in the hotel itself you can move about freely. There will be a contact person available to you at all times.
You will be sharing your room with other international course participants from did deutsch-institut. We will try as often as possible not to house you with individuals of the same nationality or native tongue. We can't guarantee this, however. If you would like to share a room with a friend, please let us know when you register and be sure to book the same room category.
You and your parents will receive a copy of the school rules with the booking confirmation and invoice.
Shortly before your arrival you will receive our program handbook with further information about your stay and a checklist of what you should bring along.
Please bring €50 in cash with you when you come. If you do not cause any damage during your stay and return the key / keycard, the €50 will be refunded on the day of departure.
Your parents will be personally responsible to the lodging operator for any damages you cause. We recommend all participants be covered by renter's liability insurance. Your parents can purchase coverage here: Care Concept Care Protector. Should you accidentally cause any damage, the insurance may cover the costs in full or in part