Residence Höchst

Our residence is located in a former monastery that has been modernized and is now used as a convention center. The area offers space for sports, barbecues or simply relaxing in the sun. Participants sleep in comfortable double or shared rooms and on each floor there are bathrooms with toilets and showers.

 

Overview

Age group:
8 - 14 years

Distance from school:
in the same building

Room type:
multi-bed- or 2-bed rooms

Bath:
on the same floor

Board:
3 meals per day

Internet:
free WIFI

Laundry room:
available

Cleaning:
weekly

Arrival:
Sunday 4 pm - 8 pm

Departure:
Saturday 8 am - 11 am

Location

did deutsch-institut Höchst
Residenz

Kirchberg 3
64739 Höchst im Odenwald

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the rooms and building furnished?

How are the rooms and building furnished?

All rooms are furnished with:

  • Single beds (bunkbeds in multi-bed rooms), wardrobe for clothing storage
  • Bath with shower and toilet on the floor
  • Bed linens and towels

Infrastructure of the residence:

  • snack and drink vending machines in the lobby
  • large outdoor area for playing and sports (i.e., soccer, basketball)
  • Art studio and large auditorium for communal activities (i.e., parties or movies)

Worth knowing:

  • On arrival you receive fresh towels: exchanged 2x per week
  • On arrival you receive fresh bed linens: exchanged once per week
  • You must bring your own beach towels (i.e., for the swimming pool)
  • Once a week you can do laundry at the facility
  • Cleaning service included

Are there house rules?

Are there house rules?

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. 

What are the meal arrangements?

What are the meal arrangements?

Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) is included when you book a stay in the residence. 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 packed lunch. The packed lunch usually includes a sandwich, fruit, a sweet snack and a drink.

The third meal is dinner, which will also be served buffet style. Sometimes we grill out for dinner.

With advance warning we are able to accommodate allergies and special diets. A surcharge may be required.

Sample weekly menu: PDF

With whom will I live?

With whom will I live?

Our summer course in Höchst (Odenwald) is held in the Höchst Convent. The grounds of this residence are large with plenty of space to play sports, and has, as the crowning glory, a climbing wall. You can also make fun crafts in the art studio. The dining room, in which you eat breakfast, lunch and dinner with all the other course participants, is located on the ground floor. For movie night or the weekly party, a large meeting room is available to us. 

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.

What else do I need to know?

What else do I need to know?

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