Are You Ready For A German Breakthrough?


Discover The Capital Of Bavaria - auf Deutsch!

Welcome to the German Retreat for 2018, to take place in the famous city of Munich this summer!

This is live German learning with me, immersion outings, coaching, a luxurious home base, and a week to completely focus on your progress.

Our retreat is co-organised by the lovely Therese Lafleche, an experienced language teacher and retreat leader based in Germany.

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Relax and Immerse

You'll spend every day with your language coach and reap the benefits of language immersion. It's an extremely small group, so that we can adjust teaching to your level (we're looking for participants between A2 and B2).

Your brain might be humming with so much input in German, but we'll make sure your body and mind are cared for during the retreat.

We have got some beautiful outings planned for you. Here is just a tiny taste of what the world-famous city of Munich has to offer:

  • The Alte Pinakothek

One of the oldest galleries in the world and houses one of the most famous collections of Old Master paintings.

  • Munich Residenz

Romance, GERMAN romance 😍 The Munich Residence Palace served as the seat of government and residence of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings from 1508 to 1918.

  • New Town Hall and Hofbräuhaus

We will take a walk to the New Town Hall found on Marienplatz and enjoy the Rathaus-Glockenspiel. From here we will walk to the famous Hofbräuhaus for a typical Bavarian meal and stein of beer.

  • Viktualienmarkt and Englischer Garten

We will visit and walk through the famous Viktualienmarkt, full of local goodies to bring to the English Gardens for a nourishing picnic lunch.

  • Deutsches Museum

This museum maps the development of Science and Technology in Germany. It's breathtaking, huge, mind-bending, a wonderful experience.

  • BMW Museum

Go on a journey through this iconic brand’s "garage". There are vintage cars, aircraft, motorcycles, turbines, engines as well as outlandish concept vehicles from the last two decades, all accompanied with information via multimedia.

  • The Glyptothek

Marvel at more than 1,000 years of sculpture within, spanning the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic Periods as well as the Roman Empire.

  • Allianz Arena

What makes the Allianz Arena the world’s finest football arena? Find out for yourself! Take an Arena Tour for a behind the scenes insight into this extraordinary and unusual stadium.

Your Home For The Week

We will live in a beautiful Munich apartment featuring 3 king size bedrooms, a spacious living room, 2 modern bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and 2 balconies. It is located on the 2nd floor of 5 floored building with elevator.

The Most Important Questions And Answers

When Is It?

The dates for our German Retreat are 29 July 2018 to 4 August 2018. You can arrive anytime late afternoon/ early evening of the 29th and then leave the morning of the 4th.

I really enjoyed learning with Kerstin. Over the course of my lessons I became much more confident speaking the language. As Kerstin is so friendly, and creates such a relaxed environment, it often felt like we were just having a chat. At the same time, any grammatical points I was particularly struggling with were very clearly explained.
— Dom, Lancaster, UK

What Is Included In The Retreat?

  • 6 nights' accommodation in your own room in our retreat apartment with exclusive use for the week
  • Immersive, custom 6-day German course and coaching sessions from native German speaker and experienced tutor Kerstin (that's me!) in our small group of enthusiastic students
  • 6 immersion outings experiencing the world-famous city of Munich in all of its Bavarian glory (all accompanied by a German native guide)
  • Breakfast and light lunches during the days
  • Dinners at a range of great restaurants in Munich
  • Definitely a pretzel, a beer, or a glass of wine 🥨
  • Structured and spontaneous conversation practice

If you have dietary restrictions, that's not a problem. Let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate you.

How Big Is The Group?

Our group will include you and 2 or 3 other German learners, our logistics leader Therese (who is Canadian but speaks German), and Kerstin. It is a small and exclusive retreat group, ensuring that you will be able to get individual attention and support when you need it.

Could I Bring My Partner With Me?

We have space for you and your partner, and in fact there is an attractive rate we can offer to a couple. We'd love to get to know both of you, so don't hesitate to send an email to and let us book a short call so we can learn about your language goals.  

What's The Required German Language Level?

It's an extremely small group, so that we can adjust teaching to your level, but you should be able to conduct and follow a conversation beyond the absolute basics. In formal terms, we're looking for participants between A2 and B2. If you a little nervous about whether your level is right for this retreat, don't hesitate to email me and I will be able to guide you personally.

What Will I Need To Do?

At our German retreat, you'll be able to enjoy the German immersion experience that we have prepared for you. You will need to make your own way to Munich (we have a great travel agent on call if you need assistance), and ensure that you have valid travel insurance and (if applicable) a Schengen visa.

How Do I Get To Munich?

Munich is a metropolitan city with many convenient travel options.

Munich's airport (Flughafen München) is large and modern, located a short bus journey away from the city centre, and well connected to international destinations.

Within Europe, the train station München HBF is served by Deutsche Bahn whose website and planner will show you national ad international connections. Trains by Deutsche Bahn are fast, affordable, and convenient. If you want to spend more time in Europe after the retreat, Munich will be a perfect starting point for trips to the rest of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic.

How Do I Register?

Send an email to, including a bit of background about how long you've been learning German, how you've studied, and a description of what level you're at. You will receive an email from me with your decision and a payment link to confirm your booking within 24-48 hours.

I Have More Questions! What Should I do?

No problem! Email me at I'll be excited to hear from you!