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The gondolas of the Giant Ferris Wheel pass by slowly, one after the other.
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Proud host of the Eurovision Song Contest Vienna 2015

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Vienna City Hall

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Learn German in Vienna

Get to know the city and its inhabitants, observe their daily life - not a problem, if you understand German, or even better: if you know how to speak German.

Learn the language in the one of the countries of its origin - with people who speak it daily. This way, you can try out your newly acquired linguistic knowledge on the spot, and learn from your mistakes as you go along. It's more fun - and also more efficient.

abc Educational Center

9., Mariannengasse 1/12 (mezzanine)
Tel. +43-1-408 84 75

To begin with, the abc Educational Center only offered student courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. Nowadays, the institute also offers courses in "living" languages - German, English and Italian. Small groups and personal advice enable successful learning. Beginner and advanced courses are available to choose from, which can be attended as intensive training program or evening courses.

Ability Languages

15., Sechshauser Straße 116
Tel. +43-0650-251-02-96

The teachers – all exclusively native speakers – have a university degree and take account of individual needs. Non-typical teaching methods such as play-acting are used to learn how to use the language actively. Courses that deal with the specialist terminology of individual professions are intended to help with everyday working life. After completing a free placement test, you will be assigned to a suitable learning group.

Actilingua Academy

Wattmanngasse 15
1130 Vienna
Tel. +43-1-877 67 01
Fax +43-1-877 67 03
Year-round courses for adults and students aged 16 and over, summer courses for students aged 12-19. Accommodation in the school’s own facilities, family accommodations and student dormitories. Courses include “German & Music”, German for careers and University primers.
Brochures in German, English, Italian, Spanish and French

Active Learning Educational Institute

Thaliastrasse 98-100, A-1160 Vienna
Tel. +43-1-956 88 23
Fax: +43-1-956 88 23

The Active Learning Institute offers a wide range of courses. To find a course that best fits your needs, you can be assessed for free. Three-week intensive courses even make it possible to achieve A1 level in a short space of time. If necessary, a course can be repeated for free. Electronic media are also used to achieve the learning goal in the best way possible.

Alpha Sprachinstitut Austria

Schwarzenbergplatz 16
1010 Vienna
Tel. +43-1-503 69 69
Fax +43-1-503 69 69-14
Year-round intensive courses in the heart of Vienna, one-to-one courses, exam preparation, cultural and specialist programs including “German & Music”, “German for Teachers”, accommodation with families and in halls of residence. Examination center for the Austrian German Diploma (ÖSD).
Brochures in German and English.


Graben 13
1010 Vienna
Tel. +43-1-512 82 86
Fax +43-1-512 82 86-4
Brochures in German and English.

Cultura Wien

Bauernmarkt 18
1010 Vienna
Tel. +43-1-533 24 93
Fax +43-1-533 24 93
Year-round German courses, summer courses, one-to-one courses, cultural and recreational programs, examination center and preparation courses for the Austrian German Diploma (ÖSD), special interest courses, e.g.,“German & Music” courses.
Brochures in English, German, and Japanese

The Sprachenstudio Wien

6., Mariahilferstraße 93/1/15
Tel. +43-1-957 06 49
The Sprachenstudio Wien offers courses for beginners, as well as for people who want to perfect their German. Lively dialogs support learning the language. The qualified trainers have many years of experience in language training and teaching. The institute is an official testing center – examination dates are offered for obtaining the ÖSD (Austrian Language Diploma) and ÖIF (Austrian Integration Fund) certificate.

Deutsch Akademie

1., Opernring 1/E
Tel. +43-1-585 73 13
Year-round German courses, intensive courses, advanced course with support for home assignments, conversation courses, conversation club. Courses in combination with accommodation in halls of residence and with host families. Intensive courses with Vienna cultural program.


15., Mariahilfer Straße 136
Customer office on 1st floor, please press "Mingo Empfang".
Tel. +43-1-934 65 91

The Deutschothek offers intensive, evening and conversational courses as well as courses in business German, grammar and perfecting the language. The institute prefers small group sizes with a maximum of 10 participants in order to address individual needs as ideally as possible. Consultations can be held in English, Italian, Russian, Spanish, Slovakian, Dutch or Hungarian. If you would like to attend a course, but don't live in Vienna, the language school can organize accommodation for you (host family or student hostel). Free cultural programs are offered so that you can get to know Vienna better.

eloquent Language Institute

Praterstrasse 25a/20, A-1020 Vienna
Tel. +43-1-946 66 79

The language school's motto is "We bring people together" - the focus is on living language. A personal chat is followed by a language assessment; learning achievements are also documented. Individual training is offered in addition to courses for groups and companies. The learned language skills can be used in a language café. In order to find the right course and study level, an online grading test can be completed in advance. The club of eloquent offers a wealth of benefits.

Eton Institute

Graben 30, 5. Stock
1010 Wien
Tel. 0800-98 98 89
Year-round German courses for adults and children, training for corporate employees, computer training, business skills.

German Courses at Internationales Kulturinstitut, Vienna (IKI)

Opernring 7/21
1010 Vienna
Tel. +43-1-586 73 21
Fax +43-1-586 29 93
Examination center for the Austrian German Diploma (ÖSD).
Brochures in German and English.

German courses at the University of Vienna

Innovationszentrum Universität Wien GmbH
9., Campus der Universität Wien
Alser Straße 4 / Hof 1, entrance 16, 1090 Vienna
Tel. (+43 1) 4277-24105
Fax (+43 1) 4277-9241
Courses of varying intensity, at various times of day with international participants on the University Campus in the center of Vienna, orientation to the levels of the "Common European Reference Framework for Languages", examination center for the Austrian Language Diploma (ÖSD) and the Certificate of German (ZD); course certificate of level B2/2 replaces the supplemental examination in German at the University of Vienna and a number of other universities. Brochures in German, English, Italian, Spanish and French

INNES Vienna

4., Favoritenstraße 4-6/1
Tel. +43-1-890 65 85
Intensive courses, semester courses and specialist language courses for international students and academics. All of the teachers without exception have an academic education in the field of German as a foreign language and offer the students challenging and professional classes based on current methods as well as individual support. INNES Vienna is also a certified ÖSD examination center (Austrian Language Diploma). ÖSD examinations are held on a regular basis.

Learning Events

9., Säulengasse 4/9
Tel. +43-(0)699-20 36 47 51
Customized language learning weeks for school classes and student groups, German camps for young people, teachers’ courses, corporate courses, private lessons for young people and adults.
Brochures in Croatian, Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Russian, and Spanish


Rienösslgasse 3/4, A-1040 Vienna
Tel. +43-1-585 12 46

The Learn Quick language school offers German courses using the "German direct method". This has been shown to achieve rapid learning success. The teaching method is based on rapid question-answer interaction between trainer and (all!) participants - who answer in coherent sentences after just one hour. The course is divided into 8 levels ranging from basic to perfection. Students can join the program at any time.

LOQUI Language and Education Institute

9., Kolingasse 12/1
Tel. +43-1-934 60 23
Learning a new language does not have to be a "boring" or "dry" affair. The experience language courses of LOQUI combine learning with pleasant aspects. The motto here is: live rather than learn a language! The institute also offers group courses and one-to-one training in a wide range of languages. The trainers have a university background and constantly develop themselves in the areas of gender and diversity. A special service is offered to families. Free childcare can be provided during the course by staff with educational qualifications. Being with others is an important aspect of the language school's mission statement - so courses are designed for students of all ages and cultural backgrounds.

Mandl Language Courses

Zimmermanngasse 13
1090 Vienna
Tel. +43-1-405 52 01
Mobile +43-(0)676-432 68 04
Fax +43-1-408 28 17
Brochures in German, English, Italian, Czech and Hungarian.

Sprachenzentrum Meridian

3., Gärtnergasse 4
Tel. +43-1-907 64 15
German courses for young people and adults, intensive courses, private lessons, summer courses, examination center and preparatory courses for the Austrian German Diploma (ÖSD), ÖSD exams every month.
Brochures in English, German, and Russian

Contact for Schools in Vienna / Schools Exchange Programs

Tel. (+43 1) 525 25