Our philosophy

For more than 40 years, the Obermair private school has organized one of the best and most traditional holiday schools and has managed language holidays. As teachers and parents of four children, we know from our own experience exactly what issues teachers may have with the students and, on the other hand, what issues the children may have with the school. Our long experience and more than 40,000 satisfied parents make our organization what it is today.

Our recipe for success is pretty simple:
Perfect teachers – perfect organization: a highly motivated team and for each student not one, but two open ears! We supervise all the courses personally within the family and are on site 24 hours a day.
The breathtaking property of Benenden School supports considerably the success of our language trips. You truly feel like a little lord or lady in these castle grounds! The countless leisure possibilities provide an ideal supplement and enrichment to the lessons. There is no such thing as boredom at Benenden. The many excursions turn the language holiday into an absolute adventure and our team of teachers and supervisors ensure by their tireless efforts that you will be delighted.

Together with our team, our great passion is simply to make Benenden unforgettable; every child senses this from the very first minute!

A term in Austria

The Obermair private school was founded by Mag. Gottfried Obermair in 1974. The school is politically, religiously and economically independent and has developed from small beginnings to the largest institution of its kind in Austria. In 1974, the first study course of the Obermair private school was carried out in the Wimmhof mining education institute in Fusch an der Glocknerstraße. Various youth centres in Abtenau, Radstadt, Zell am Moos and Salzburg followed. In 1978, the world-famous English private school, BENENDEN SCHOOL, was rented out with an EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT. In 1979, a school and boarding house were constructed by the Holzöstersee. This stands today as an ideal campus close to the lake.

The Obermair private school is registered as a legally authorized travel organization with the number 2001/0010 in the organizer directory of the Austrian federal ministry of economy and labour. You can find this directory under www.bmwa.gv.at in the category “Tourismusservice”