Germany

  • Berlin school trip
    The Brandenburg Gate, backdrop to Berlin.
  • maths school trip to Frankfurt
    Mathematicians and financiers might like to take a trip to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
  • Cologne school trip
    Cologne's attractive Altstadt (Old Town).
  • Munich school trip
    Visit BMW Welt on a Munich school trip.
  • Rhine & Moselle school trip
    Be sure to see the famous Lorelei Rock along the Rhine.

We got a lot done in a little time, with visits to some ideal museums / galleries and exhibitions. There’s a great range of ideas / history / art / culture / artefacts / technology / science easily accessible to non-German speakers, and the learning curve was social and cultural as well as academic.TS, King's College

Germany is a truly multi-faceted country with a multitude of attractions ideal for school groups. From a historical perspective, Germany offers students an incredible up-close window to the past, with fascinating visits and landmarks directly associated with the Third Reich, two World Wars and the Cold War. Students can also explore Germany’s rich cultural heritage through its festive Christmas Markets and musical legacies.

Looking to the here and now, Germany stands at the forefront of European economics, politics and industry, with Frankfurt a natural candidate for future financiers. Munich meanwhile caters brilliantly for those interested in business, design technology and sport, not to mention its historical links as the birthplace of National Socialism.

Popular from a cross-curriculum perspective, the city of Cologne and the picturesque region of the Rhine and Moselle offer opportunity aplenty to see some of Germany’s most striking natural landscapes and architectural landmarks. There’s also the added bonus of having Phantasialand right on the doorstep!

And of course, Germany’s capital, Berlin offers a versatile menu of visits and sightseeing options, catering perfectly for both general and special interest tours alike. Little wonder it’s one of our most popular destinations!

Germany School Trip – Subject Suitability

Travel Options

  • By coach with short-sea ferry crossing from Dover to Calais. Schools from the north may prefer to take overnight sailings from Hull to Zeebrugge or Rotterdam, to make the coach journeys much shorter.
  • By Eurostar from London St Pancras, Ashford or Ebbsfleet International direct to Brussels, with onward Thalys train to Germany.
  • By air from London or selected regional airports direct to Germany.

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Berlin

Reichstag © visitBerlin, Photo Wolfgang Schlovien - smallBerlin is the place to visit to bring many of the issues of modern history to life. Popular landmarks such as the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the remaining stretches of the Berlin Wall, the Jewish Museum and Museum Island, not to mention the diverse, contemporary feel of the city, combine to make the German capital a fascinating host city for a school tour.

Frankfurt

Messeturm Frankfurt/MainFrankfurt-am-Main is renowned for its futuristic skyline, ‘Mainhattan’, home to some 400 financial institutions including the European Central Bank and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, one of the world’s largest. As well as economics, business studies and mathematics, Frankfurt also works well as a destination for those studying art & design as well as the German language.

Rhine & Moselle

Rhine harbours - smallThe Rhine region has long attracted visitors from all walks of life who have marvelled at its beauty, from Byron, Turner and Mark Twain to Queen Victoria. The Moselle meanwhile flows through charming towns and villages, and past vineyards, ruins and romantic fairytale castles, to create an unforgettable picture and an ideal setting for language learning.

Cologne

Cologne school tripStraddling the Rhine River in the west of the country, Cologne may only be the fourth largest of Germany’s cities, but it’s also the oldest with a history dating back to Roman times. Dominated by its formidable cathedral, one of the world’s largest, Cologne offers an interesting mix of history, culture, commerce and carnival and is a very attractive destination for school groups.

Munich

Altes Rathaus (c) Richard Huber - smallCapital of Bavaria, Munich is Germany’s third-largest city boasting centuries-old tradition and modern-day technology. Munich may perhaps be best-known for Oktoberfest as well as its Christmas Markets, yet it offers a wealth of interesting visit options eminently suitable for school trips of every age and subject focus, particularly German language learners.

Germany school trip images courtesy of Visit Berlin, Wolfgang Schlovien, Richard Huber, Deutsche Zentrale fur Turismus e.V. Rainer Kiedrowski, Jurgen Pollak, Hans Peter Merten, Eric Eichberger, Richard Huber, Dietmar Rabich.