Akademie Zeitgeist - International House Freiburg was founded 1999 as „Sprachschule zum Ehrstein“.
With its 12 brightly-lit and spacious classrooms in the heart of Freiburg, right next to the University, Akademie Zeitgeist is the perfect place to learn German. Great views from our rooftop terrace and a cozy common room provide ample space for relaxing between lessons.
Additional services include accommodation, an interesting and varied leisure and cultural program, an airport pick-up service, medical insurance, internships in German companies, university placement and much more.
Akademie Zeitgeist is a licensed test centre for telc (The European Language Certificates) as well as TestDaF. In addition, we specialize in preparing foreign students for the admission tests (TestDaf, telc C1 Hochschule and DSH) to German universities.
Akademie Zeitgeist is a member of the International House World Organisation, a global network of over 160 leading private language schools operating in 52 countries.
Freiburg is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a population of about 230,000, located in the very southwest of Germany – close to France and Switzerland. It’s the warmest area of Germany with more than 1700 hours of sun per year. The city is home to one of the oldest universities in Germany (founded 1457) attracting over 25.000 students today. The medieval city centre and gothic cathedral (Münster) as well as many other attractions, such as the famous “little canals,” draw over three million visitors every year.
There a lot of options you can do when you have finished your course. The city is a cultural hub with many cinemas, theatres, concert halls and smaller stages and clubs. If you are more sportive – the options as well are unlimited - you can even go skiing. The Freiburg football club plays in the top league of Germany (1. Bundesliga).
Freiburg places value on an ecologically conscious way of life. Bicycles characterize the townscape, and solar panels can be seen on many rooftops.
Learning German in one of the most beautiful german University cities with more than 1.700 hours of sun per year
High Quality Programmes from 1 week up to long duration courses with 20 years experience of teaching German
Preparation courses and official Test-Centre for different Examinations such like Test-DaF, Telc or DSH
Very good Nationality Mix with participants from all over the world
Fantastic landscapes and other beatiful cities closeby like the Black Forest, Strasbourg (france) or Basel (Switzerland)
Zeitgeist offers German courses in Freiburg with accommodation. We offer authentic opportunities to live in either a student residence with students or in a homestay. Our accommodation is located in the best neighborhoods of Freiburg, close to the school.