Munich

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    Munich caters for a wide range of special interests, as well as being an excellent destination for language learning.
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    One of the many festive stalls at Munich's Christmas Market.
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    Visit BMW Welt on a Munich school trip.
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    See the Allianz Arena, home ground to FC Bayern Munich, on a Munich school trip.
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    Visit the Bavaria Filmstadt on a school trip to Munich.

Andy Elliott has been, and always is, more than helpful in replying to the millions of emails from me, usually straight away!! He is always polite, friendly and I believe will do anything to help. Because of this, I was so keen to book my other German trip through your company. He has organised another excellent trip, everything went smoothly and most importantly, the kids loved every minute. CF, Ecclesfield School

Capital of Bavaria, Munich is Germany’s third-largest city boasting centuries-old tradition and modern-day technology. Munich may perhaps be best-known for its annual beer festival, Oktoberfest, as well as its festive Christmas Markets, yet it offers a wealth of educational and interesting visit options eminently suitable for school trips and a wide range of subjects.

Birthplace of National Socialism and the centre of the Nazi movement in the early 1900s, Munich’s history is a fascinating one. Yet the city has certainly moved with the times and serves as the corporate headquarters to many of the leading commercial organisations such as BMW and Siemens.

It also boasts pretty impressive sporting credentials as the venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics as well as playing host to top-footballing team, Bayern Munich. What’s more, Munich is also the world’s second-largest centre for publishing and is home to one of Europe’s largest film production companies.

Whether your group has a business, art or sporting focus or has more of a touristic, cinematic or linguistic perspective, a Munich school trip is certain to cover all academic bases.

Typical Accommodation

We work with a number of different hostels and 2*/3* hotels in and around this German city. Please let us know your requirements and we will be happy to recommend suitable accommodation to suit your Munich school trip itinerary and budget.

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Travel Options

  • By air from London or selected regional airports direct to Munich.

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All tours will be tailor made to suit each individual group, but here is a suggestion for a Munich school trip:

Sample Itinerary – 4 Days by Air

Day 1 – Journey to the airport for your direct flight to Munich. Enjoy a tour of the Olympic Park before transferring to your hotel in time for dinner and overnight accommodation.

Day 2 – A morning visit to BMW Welt and Museum where you’ll be introduced to nine decades of automotive history, and learn more about the importance of design, technology, brand and advertising.

This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the Allianz Arena, one of the venues for the 2006 World Cup and home to FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich football teams. There’s also an opportunity to visit the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt (Adventure World), offering a comprehensive overview of Munich’s most successful football team.

If your focus is more on art, why not head to one or more of the city’s pinakotheks? The world-famous Alte Pinakothek contains a fine collection of old masters from the German, Flemish and Dutch schools. The Neue Pinakothek meanwhile focuses on European paintings and sculpture from the mid-18th century through to the early-20th century  whilst the Pinakothek der Moderne devotes itself to modern art, applied arts, graphic arts and architecture.

Alternatively, if you have more of a historical focus, head north to spend the day in the city of Nuremberg, scene of the Nazi rallies and war trials, to discover the importance of Bavaria’s second city.

Day 3 – Head out of the city this morning to Dachau for a tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp, the first of the Nazi concentration camps opened in Germany during the Third Reich in 1933.

Returning to Munich, delve deeper into the rise of National Socialism and the Nazi regime with a visit to the Munich Documentation Centre. You could also consider a trip to the Munich City Museum, offering a fascinating insight into the city’s history, particularly the rise of National Socialism and the Cold War years.

Other sightseeing options could include the Deutsches Museum, the largest technological museum of its kind, the Jüdisches Museum, detailing the long history of Jewish culture in the Bavarian capital, or a tour of the Bavaria FilmStadt, one of Europe’s largest film studios.

Day 4 – Last minute shopping perhaps, before the transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK.

Popular Visits & Excursions

Marienplatz – Heart of the city, you’ll find both the old and new town halls (Altes Rathaus and Neues Rathaus) situated here.
Olympiapark – Site of the 1972 Summer Olympic Games held in Munich. Until 2006, it was also the home of FC Bayern Munich.
Allianz Arena – One of the official venues of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, today this futuristic arena plays host to the FC Bayern Munich and TSV 1860 Munich football teams. You’ll also find the FC Bayern Erlebniswelt (Adventure World) situated here.
BMW Welt – Situated next to Olympiapark, BMW World is your introduction to the BMW brand, looking at the latest technologies and design processes, as well as the different makes. As well as BMWs you’ll also get to see examples of the Mini, Rolls Royce and the BMW motorcycle brand.
BMW Museum – Complementing BMW Welt, the museum offers a historical overview of the BMW brand, the company, technology, advertising, series and motorsport. There’s also the ‘art car collection’, showcasing vehicles designed and decorated by famous names in the art world.
Munich Documentation Centre – Charts the history of National Socialism, looking at Munich’s role in the rise of the Nazi regime and its lasting effects on the city itself and its urban society.
Münchner Stadtmuseum – Munich’s city museum, offering a fascinating insight into the history of the Bavarian capital, particularly the rise of National Socialism and the Cold War years, during which Munich acted as West Germany’s secret capital.
Deutsches Museum – Also known as the German Museum of Masterpieces of Technology and Science, the Deutsches Museum is one of Munich’s top attractions and is the largest technological museum of its kind worldwide.
Alte Pinakothek – A world-renowned museum, the ‘Old Gallery’ plays host to a wonderful collection of works by the Old Masters, Rembrandt, Rubens, Raphael, Van Dyck, Botticelli, El Greco and Velázquez amongst them.
Neue Pinakothek – Concentrates on 19th- and early-20th-century paintings and sculptures. Big names include Van Gogh, Monet, Cézanne, Degas and Gauguin.
Pinakothek der Moderne – Considered amongst the world’s greatest collections of 20th- and 21st-century art, with four major sections devoted to modern art, applied arts, graphic art and architecture.

 

Nymphenburg Palace – First commissioned in 1664, this sumptuous palace served as a summer retreat to the Bavarian royalty.
Englischer Garten – One of the largest public parks in Europe, the Englischer Garten is bigger than London’s Hyde Park and New York’s Central Park.
Bavaria FilmStadt – A theme park built around Germany’s oldest film studios, take a guided tour and see where Das Boot and The Never-Ending Story were created.
Munich Airport Tour – Go behind the scenes and discover how an airport runs, including how an airplane prepares for departure.
Viktualienmarkt – A lively Munich market, worth a visit to practise language skills.
Jewish Museum – Details the long history of the Jewish culture in Munich.
Hofbräuhaus – Munich’s world-famous beer hall.

Elsewhere

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial – Situated a short distance to the northwest of Munich and established in 1933, this was the first of the Third Reich’s concentration camps to be established in Germany.
Nuremberg – Two hours north of Munich, the city of Nuremberg was made famous for the huge Nazi party conventions, known as the Nuremberg rallies, as well as the post-war trials held there for war crimes and crimes against humanity, visit the rally ground and Courtroom 600, the Nuremberg Trials Memorial.
Audi Forum Ingolstadt -Visit the Audi Museum Mobile or take a plant tour of one of Germany’s leading car manufacturers.
Neuschwanstein Castle – Southwest of Munich lies the fantastical, fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein, commissioned by King Ludvig II and reputedly the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle.

Munich school trip images © Richard Huber, Deutsche Zentrale fur Tourismus e.V., Jurgen Pollak, Joachim Messerschmidt, Munchen Tourismus, Markus Dlouhy, Bavaria Film GmbH siehe Bildquelle.