Germany

Hallo, Freund!

Germany

Hallo, Freund!

From the Black Forest to Berlin, Moselle to Munich, our educational tours to Germany offer a wide variety of destinations that suit a wide range of subject interests for travelling school groups. From the small towns with their cobbled streets and longstanding traditions to the big cities with turbulent histories, all provide fantastic settings for school groups looking to immerse themselves in Germany’s rich culture.

Language & Culture
History & Classics
Music & Performance

CULTURAL IMMERSION

Travelbound believe that truly educational travel experiences involve hands on interaction with the real culture of a country – culture meaning the daily activities, customs and way of life of a people, not just the historic attractions and scenic sites. See what lies beneath the surface through these unique and immersive experiences:

  • Berlin Urban art tour
  • Travel how the locals travel in a city bike tour
  • Traditional German sausage ‘wurst’ cooking class
  • Local school visit with possibility of teambuilding exercises or sports game

HISTORY & CLASSICS

Germany provides a central focus for history groups with an interest in World War I, World War II and the Cold War. History is palpable in every corner of this country and offers students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of rise of National Socialism, life under the Nazi regime, the fall of Hitler’s Germany and the aftermath of WW2 and the origins of the Cold War. Inspire the young minds with a school trip to Germany – a huge country of great contrasts.

LANGUAGE & CULTURE

Take your lessons out of the classroom and help your students understand the German culture through practicing the language in real-life situations. Speaking with the locals allows students to hear the unique pronunciation as well as test their ability to respond – an invaluable experience ja!

MUSIC & PERFORMANCES

As one of the centres of European culture, Germany has developed into a creative hub with a booming artistic, musical and theatrical scene. From imposing cathedrals and intimate churches our tours can accommodate all ensembles in a variety of concert venues.

THE HIGHLIGHTS OF BERLIN

BERLIN

  • Alexanderplatz located in the city centre of Berlin is the perfect start for your discovery of Berlin. Historically “Alex” (as the locals call it) was a square used to trade cattle and later on became popular due to its proximity to the Red City Hall (Rotes Rathaus) and the Palast der Republik
  • Self-guided walking tour of Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, the Reichstag etc. Make sure to stop at the Jewish Memorial in front the Reichstag.
  • Strasse Unter den Linden is a beautiful boulevard sends you onto Potsdamer Platz, an important thoroughfare throughout Berlin’s ancient history, laid waste during WWII and was bisected by the Berlin Wall during the Cold War.
  • Tiergarten is Berlin’s most popular inner-city park, located completely in the district of same name.
  • Bebelplatz is the public square which holds a memorial to the Nazi Book Burning
  • If time permits, we suggest you spend some time exploring the Museuminsel with world famous museums such as Altes, Neues Museum, Pergamon Museum or Alte Nationalegallerie
  • Berlin wall. As a mark of remembrance, pavement has been put in the ground where the Berlin Wall used to be and nowadays, you can walk along the Wall and stop at the most important places like Checkpoint Charlie.
  • East Side Gallery (Mauergalerie) Is an international memorial for freedom. It is a 1316 m long section of the Berlin Wall located near the centre of Berlin on Mühlenstraße in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.
  • Holocaust museum is a striking memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

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MUNICH

  • Marienplatz  is the heart of the city of Munich. In the Middle Ages, the square used to be a market place as well as the site where tournaments and festivities took place.
  • Visit the concentration camp in Dachau. It was the very first camp built by Nazi Germany and was meant to imprison the so called “enemy of the state”.
  • Frauenkirche is a church in the Bavarian city of Munich that serves as the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising and seat of its Archbishop. It is a landmark and is considered a symbol of the Bavarian capital city.
  • Hofbrauhaus the oldest German brewery/restaurant
  • Deutsches Museum it is not only one of the first scientific-technological museums in the world, but also one of the most frequently visited, and with an area of 50,000 square meters the biggest of all. The laws of nature, instruments and technological methods are presented in this Mount Olympus of knowledge on a scientifically high level, yet in an enthralling and entertaining way.

NURNBERG

  • Exploring Nurmberg Trials after the war. As a cultural centre of Nazi Germany and a later location of political and judicial importance, Nuremberg offers students social, cultural and historical learning opportunities.

Sample itinerary - Germany

Day 1:

 

AUSTRALIA – TRANSIT

·         Depart Australia

·         Overnight flight

Day 2:

 

 

TRANSIT – FRANKFURT – ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER

·         Arrive in Transit –  Depart

·         Arrive Frankfurt Airport

·         Welcome to Germany meet and greet from Travelbound Education representative

·         Private transfer to Frankfurt train station

·         Train: Depart Frankfurt – Arrive Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber

·         Check-into accommodation (walking distance from train station)

Day 3: ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER

·         Sightseeing options:

– Criminal Museum:

Christmas museum:

– Old town self-guided walking tour

– St James’ Church

– Castle with the great hall

– Walk on top of the city walls

·         Overnight Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Day 4: ROTHENBURG OB DER TAUBER – BERLIN

·         Walk to train station

·         Depart Rothenburg – Arrive Berlin

·         Walk to accommodation for check-in

Day 5: BERLIN – POTSDAM – BERLIN

·         Train: Depart Berlin – Arrive Potsdam

·         Sightseeing options:

– Potsdam Gardens

– Sanssouci Park and Palace

– Historical windmill

– Nauen Gate

– Einstein Tower

·         Depart Potsdam – Arrive Berlin

Day 6: BERLIN

·         Sightseeing:

·         – Checkpoint Charlie

– Holocaust Museum

– Brandenburg Gate

– Tiergarten

– Reichstag dome

Day 7:

 

BERLIN – DRESDEN – BERLIN

·         Train: Depart Berlin – Arrive Dresden

·         Sightseeing options:

– Pilnitz Castle and Park

– Dresden Transport museum

– Albertinum

– Frauenkirche Church

– Zwinger

– Royal Palace Residenzschloss

– Semperoper

·         Train: Depart Dresden – Arrive Berlin

Day 8:

 

BERLIN

·         Sightseeing options:

– Fersehtum TV Tower

– East Side Gallery

– DDR Stasi Museum

·         Train: Depart Dresden – Arrive Berlin

Day 9:

 

BERLIN – MUNICH

·         Train: Depart Berlin – Arrive Munich

·         Walk to accommodation

·         Sightseeing options:

– BMW Welt

– BMW Museum

– Aliiance Arena + museum

Day 10: MUNICH – SALZBURG – MUNICH

·         Breakfast at accommodation

·         Train: Depart Munich – Arrive Salzburg

·         Sightseeing:
– Half-day Salzburg city tour including entrance to Mozart’s Birth House

– Sound of Music guided tour

·         Train: Depart Salzburg – Arrive Munich

Day 11:

 

MUNICH – DACHAU – MUNICH

·         Sightseeing, entrances included

·         – Dachau Concentration Camp and Memorial

·         Cultural experience

– Dinner & show: Hofbräuhaus am Platzl

Day 12:

 

MUNICH – FUSSEN – MUNICH

·         Train: Depart Munich – Arrive Fussen

·         Sightseeing:

– Neuschwanstein Castle

·         Train: Depart Fussen – Arrive Munich

Day 13:

 

MUNICH – TRANSIT

·         Sightseeing, entrances included

– Marienplatz and Glockenspiel

– Nymphenburg Palace

·         Private transfer to airport

·         Depart Munich

Day 14:

 

TRANSIT  AUSTRALIA

Arrive Australia

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