DIT was founded in 1981 by Hans Ebenhöh who is still the director. It achieved accreditation status by the quasi-governmental body Campus Austria in 1993 as a language school of outstanding merit. It is a small school set in the Austrian Alps, surrounded by exceptional natural beauty. With nearly thirty years of experience of teaching German as a foreign language, we have improved our programme over the years in response to feed back from students. The school has grown in size and reputation since 1981, and now welcomes students from all over the world. As a small school, we can offer a friendly and efficient service when you are inquiring and booking your course. Louise Ebenhöh, Hans's English wife, runs the office and will be the person who answers your emails. None of our replies is automatic or computer generated - you will get a swift, personal and friendly response.
DIT is in Kitzbühel in Austria close to the border of Bavaria, South Germany. It is a small, ancient town in the west Austrian province of Tyrol, the mountainous part of Austria. It is internationally famous because of the annual World Championship Downhill Ski Race. Kitzbühel is also host to the Austrian Tennis Open Championships. The town itself is therefore well served by trains, buses and roads, as well as being an attractive alpine town surrounded by mountains.
The school is set in a leafy suburb of the town, a 15 minute walk from the centre. This is a convenient location, with plenty of accommodation for students, supermarkets, a large sports equipment and clothing store, pubs, restaurants and a bank within 5 minutes walk. There are also tennis courts and a riding school within walking distance from the school.
There are bus stops all over the town, taking skiers to the slopes. Our nearest bus stop is a three minute walk from the school.
Kitzbühel is an hour's drive from Salzburg and Innsbruck, and about an hour and a half's drive from Munich.