4 Ideas for your school trip to Germany

A school trip to Germany gives students the opportunity to experience German culture and language first hand. There are many great German cities and regions to explore and learn about different curriculum subjects from History to Science.

Our travel experts share 4 great suggestions for your next school trip to Germany:

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HISTORY IN BERLIN

Berlin is one of our favourite cities in Europe for school groups: students love the vibrant atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city and capital of cool; while teachers like the fact that history lessons are easily learnt in the city’s many great attractions and fantastic museums.

A school trip to Berlin visiting places such as Checkpoint Charlie, Topography of Terror or the Mauer Museum puts into context some of Europe’s most dramatic historic episodes: World War I and World War II, the Holocaust and the Cold War that ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MARKETS

From the end of November, bells start ringing out across Germany as traditional Christmas Markets pop up in different cities to celebrate the festive season.

Cities like Cologne, Dresden, Dusseldorf and Munich transform themselves into a magical winter wonderland for the Yuletide, to delight children of all ages as well as adults.

Wandering from wooden hut to hut, checking out traditional arts and crafts, tasting classic Christmas foods and enjoying the music and merry atmosphere is a fun way to experience this important event in the cultural calendar across Germany and Central Europe.

Some of them have been taking place for many centuries and Dresden’s Striezelmarkt is considered the original Christmas market, dating back to 1434.

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TOP SCIENCE MUSEUMS IN MUNICH

In addition to its stunning palaces and countless cultural festivals, the Bavarian capital Munich is also home to top museums and the perfect destination for a Science and Technology themed school trip.

The Deutsches Museum and BMW World are two of Munich’s top museums and very popular for School trips.

With a special focus on active learning, the Deutsches Museum is one of the first and best Science and Technology museums not only in Germany but in the world.

Students get immersed in interactive exhibitions and take part in fascinating experiments and other scientific activities to test and expand their knowledge in an entertaining way. Opened in 2007 next to the BMW headquarters, BMW Museum is dedicated to the technology behind the city’s high profile car manufacturer.

The building in itself is an impressive example of contemporary architecture and has become one of Germany’s most popular attractions.

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ACTIVE STUDENTS

Germany is also home to great winter resorts and regions of incredible beauty, perfect for hiking, walking and other active school tours. School ski trips and hiking tours to Germany are also available at JWT Schools for active classrooms looking to explore the great outdoors together.

A school trip to Germany with JWT Schools can be fully customised and adapted to your group and its specific learning requirements. We can include additional educational activities such as German language lessons and other visits and tours.

Talk to the JWT Schools travel experts today about your school tour ideas and how we can help you organise your next school trip to Germany.

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