My German classes are different.

Gabriele Dienstl in conversation with a course participant.
I can take people's shyness to express themselves in a different language.

My focus is on the joy of expressing oneself in a different language, and I have many suggestions to make that easy for you.


I take your inhibitions and shyness seriously can diminish this, by my understanding of it and by my encouraging motivation.


Oh yes, vocabulary and grammar ... this happens at the same time, without really noticing it ;-)

What is included in your stay in Weinviertel?

The course "Learning German in Weinviertel" starts Sunday evening and ends after lunch on Friday. Included are:

  • 5 x German classes every forenoon from Monday to Friday, providing different learning material, diversified teaching methods and many opportunities for conversation.
  • 4 x excursions on the afternoon to to cultural attractions and stunning natural places, with vivid descriptions and interesting information in German (excluding any entrance fees)
  • 5 x accommodation in Bildungshaus Schloss Großrußbach, a 300 year old baroque building in the idyllic village of Großrußbach, 20 km from the city limits of Vienna.  
  • 5 x full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner with two menus for choice in Bildungshaus Schloss Großrußbach

What would a typical day look like?

This is how your daily programm might look:


7:30 - 8:45 a.m. - nice breakfast with a chat or a newspaper, as you like

9:00 - 12:00 a.m. - listen to and understand German, speak and discuss, sing and read, ...

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - lunch togehter in pleasant silence ;-) or not

2:00 - 6:00 p.m. - an interesting excursion or a nice walking tour guided by me, every day a new trip

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - common dinner plus having a review of the day and sorting of all impressions, then leisure time

My mentoring in German language begins with the lessons at 9:00 a.m. and ends after dinner - you will have German around you at least 10 hours a day!

Weinviertel - what can I see there?

Do you also feel that you have enough of shrill sensations and exhausting adventures and you are longing for a soothing respite? Then the Weinviertel ist just right for you. The rounded shapes of the landscape, the quiet and picturesque villages and the centuries-old wine culture make your pulse beat slower, your view clear and your head light.


Get to know a typical Weinviertler Kellergasse where in long, hand-digged tunnels below ground wine barrels were stored in former times. Or enjoy at a traditional "Heurigen", this is a traditional wine taverne, a glass of wine together with the winegrower. Explore with me idyllic little villages with its picturesque centers or the Habsburg summer residences . Take a walk on the Weinviertler Pilgrim path to beautiful viewpoints, where you might see the skyline of Vienna and the Alps at clear weather conditions. Every day will bring new impressions!


Read more about the Weinviertel in my blog (in German).