Learning German in times of Corona

Update: There are no travel restrictions anymore. Please check the page of the Federal Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection for updated travel regulations before your trip.

What you need to keep in mind during your German course in Austria: 

German courses can finally be held in face-to-face tuition again, and German is best learned in an on-site language course with a teacher and fellow students. This is simply the most fun way to learn German. In order to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues during your German lessons, we kindly ask students and teachers to adhere to the basic and self-evident hygiene measures.

Recommended hygiene measures during German classes in Austria:

  • Please wash your hands regularly with soap or disinfect your hands 
  • Cough or sneeze into the crook of your arm or into a handkerchief 
  • Do not touch your face - especially eyes, nose and mouth - with your fingers 
  • Regular airing of the classroom (at least 10 minutes every full hour) 
  • Wear a FFP2 mask and keep distance if you recognize any symptoms

The DIT disinfects work surfaces and everyday items after class each day.

What to watch for during your free time program: 

Nothing. Enjoy your German language holiday to the fullest.

What should you do if you have Corona-specific symptoms or fall ill with Corona during your German course in Austria? 

We do everything we can to make your German course as safe as possible. However, there is no such thing as one hundred percent certainty during these extraordinary times.  

If you show symptoms of illness such as fever above 37.5 °C, cold symptoms or respiratory illness during your time in Austria, please stay in your accommodation and get tested. Inform us so that we can stop possible chains of infection as quickly as possible. If you need further information dial the Corona hotline 1450 - The telephone health advice line is available 24 hours a day and will give you all the important recommendations for action and information on testing options. 

Students who have been tested positive, who suspect a possible infection or have been in close contact with confirmed cases can be cleared with a PCR test. If you fall ill with Covid during your stay, you can also make up the missed lessons free of charge – this can be discussed individually with the head of the school. We are sure to find a good solution for you, because your enjoyment of learning German is our top priority.

The Deutsch-Institut Tirol will gladly support you with non-contact deliveries of food or medication and will gladly put you in contact with a local doctor. In case of mild symptoms, please stay in your accommodation. We can organize, that you can attend the course online. Avoid any contact with other guests and the hosts.  

Costs and liability  

We cannot make any statements about the amount of costs of possible treatment. Please contact your health and travel insurance for this. If you fall ill from Covid before your arrival, you can change your booking with us to another date free of charge.  

 Students and teaching staff are required to provide FFP2 masks themselves. If no vaccination or recovery certificate is available, students are unfortunately not allowed to participate in any course.

The Deutsch-Institut Tirol does not assume any responsibility for non-compliance with hygiene measures on the part of course participants and extra costs should students become sick during their time in Austria. Even with all of the precautionary measures, the possibility of becoming sick with Covid cannot be fully eliminated, and our students understand and accept this risk. It is your responsibility to understand the potential costs of healthcare and arrange appropriate health/medical insurance before coming to study with us. 

Last but not least,

we are happy, that you are interested in coming to Kitzbühel to learn German with us and can't wait to welcome you to our region. With a face-to-face tuition, the restaurants and ski resorts in Austria open, you are sure to have a good time learning German with our instructors.


Our strengths
  • .Standard German
  • .1 to maximum 6 students per class
  • .Kitzbühel is a world famous ski resort
  • .Open all year
  • .Begin on any Monday
  • .Every age group over 18.  Seniors very welcome