About Us

Riedenauer Education is an international Educational Consultancy and has advised students and families worldwide since 1998. Our more than 300 selected partner schools include renowned boarding schools in Great Britain, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland as well as language schools for English, French, Spanish and even Chinese.

With great commitment and professional expertise, our experienced team will be happy to assist you to plan your stay abroad. The selection of programs is huge. Use our many years of experience – we will be happy to provide you with advice and assistance!


Ulrike Riedenauer

knows both the German and the Anglo-American education systems very well. She has advised parents and students on their individual international education since 1998 and during this period, she has given advice to and supported more than 2000 families in the selection of a suitable school. She is a high-school teacher and studied english and History at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. This gives her the necessary pedagogical background and is able to reliably and surely assess the academic potential of the students. Furthermore, she knows more than 150 boarding schools personally, visits them regularly and is in constant contact with the headmasters.

Furthermore, for many years, Ulrike Riedenauer and her team have advised students of the graduating classes on their university courses and future career.


Unser Team

Gabriela Hübl

as the psychological expert of our team she carries out the psychological tests of our career workshops. After graduating in educational psychology, English literature and linguistics at the LMU in Munich, she has worked as an expert for school career and career counseling .

Over the last few years, Gabriela Hübl has specialized in the analysis of talents and course guidance for high-school graduates and young students. Her experiences in testing methods to diagnose strengths and weaknesses are an ideal basis to find out the individual interests and potentials and to show possible career paths.

Dr. Hendrik Müller

is a classical philologist and historian. He studied at the University of Oxford and worked there as a lecturer.Thanks to many years of experience in Great Britain, he knows the advantages of the British school system and the better career opportunities arising from this.

In addition, Mr. Müller-Reineke has worked as a high-school teacher in Germany for many years and knows about the problems of the German school system.

Due to his diverse experiences, Hendrik Müller-Reineke works today as an independent consultant and is a popular expert for all questions concerning the issue “education and school”.

He is the father of a school-aged daughter and lives in Hamburg

Renate Echterdiek

is a qualified interpreter and mother of three children who themselves have attended British boarding schools.

Therefore, Ms. Echterdiek is able to report on the advantages of the British school system from her own experiences.

Thanks to her many years of experience as a parents’ council, she also knows how positive German schools assess stays abroad and how a stay abroad can be best prepared in consultation with the headmaster.

Since November 2005, Ms. Echterdiek has managed the office in Bad Homburg and will be pleased to be at your disposal for a conversation.

Brigitte Schärfe

is an employee of a relocation company and has represented Riedenauer Education in Hamburg since September 2010.

Every day when she deals with international clients, she experiences how important the knowledge of foreign languages is.

Among others, she is responsible for questions regarding school education at home and abroad. The many years of experience as an educator and mother of two daughters make her an expert on these topics.

Sensitized for all problems and questions regarding the everyday school life, she has the necessary empathy for the children to recognize and promote their strengths and talents.

Katharina Bernthaler

is an entrepreneur and PR manager and has represented Riedenauer Education in Vienna since April 2009.

As the mother of two school-aged daughters, she concentrates on the question how she may create the best educational conditions for her children. A well-founded general knowledge on the basis of humanistic values, social competence, internationality and an individual promotion of giftedness are of great importance for her.

In conversations with her clients and international business people, she experiences again and again how important international experience, multilingualism and intercultural competence are.

As these skills must already been acquired at school, early experiences abroad are essential. Ms. Bernthaler will be pleased to be at your disposal for an initial contact.

Ann Koenig

Ann Koenig is a qualified mineralogist and has represented Riedenauer Education in Southern Bavaria since September 2012.

When her two sons and her daughter attended a boarding school abroad, Ann Koenig experienced how inspiring and enriching life abroad can be in particular for young people from rural areas in Southern Bavaria. Her three children all attended or still attend British boarding schools or study at international top universities by now.

Thanks to her own stays abroad during her school and university years, Ann Koenig also appreciates the importance of foreign languages skills and insights into other cultures.

Ms. Koenig will be glad to be at your disposal for a first conversation and will give you an account of her personal experience and of the advantages of months or years spent at international boarding schools.