School Tours to Germany
This is our short school trip guide to Germany: cities to visit; plenty of ideas on what to see while you are there; and how much your school trip to Germany is likely to cost. We work with all the top school tour providers which means we can cater for any trip you can think of. Let us know your specific requirements and we will help tailor make your trip.
So what makes Germany a great school trip destination?
Much like our own country, Germany has a varied landscape, comprising sprawling urban industrial cities like Munich, Berlin and Stuttgart, as well as beautifully green countryside such as you will find in the Black Forest or the villages of Lower Saxony. Easily accessible from the UK, no matter which German region you choose to visit, you will find plenty to suit a study tour based around a German Language theme.
The educational tours you will find below all offer packages which can be tailor-made to meet your own particular curriculum requirements, whether that is for a language module, or cross-curricular with another subject. All of the Germany trip operators we work with have years of experience delivering high quality student travel for schools and colleges.
Berlin is a melting pot of history, culture and industry tied together with a modern twist and captivating atmosphere. This funky, dynamic city is brimming with industry links, business visits and unique experiences waiting to be discovered. ...
A Language and Culture trip to Germany allows students to explore the fascinating history and traditions of this vibrant country. From bustling cities to quaint towns, Germany provides plenty of opportunities to improve language skills. ...
Adaptable Travel’s bespoke school trips to Berlin offer a unique perspective on European history and the shocking impact of the Nazi’s and Third Reich. We'll enable your students to better understand this period of history on a school trip to Ber...
Berlin is a diverse city. It occupies a central position in the turbulent history of Europe but also offers a vibrant environment for Art and Culture and, perhaps surprisingly, Science where there are several institutions at the forefront of research...
Germany school trip ideas
While it is true that you can match any curriculum subject with any country, Germany is a popular destination for students studying 20th century History, Modern Foreign Languages, and Business Studies. There are great opportunities for schools to organise Cross-curricular trips – a popular way to increase take-up, especially for smaller schools.
The capital city of Berlin is a world city and is an obvious choice for History trips to Germany. If the World Wars are your topics of study, we suggest you visit places like the Jewish Museum, the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the Brandenburg Gate and of course the Berlin Wall. Potsdam is well worth a visit, a short distance from the city, think of Potsdam as a bit like Germany's version of Versailles, with former Royal residences and park land. Also make sure you take a Berlin River Cruise. The Berlin Wall was the most symbolic conclusion of the Second World War. Students studying German history can still see the way that not just the city, but the whole country was divided, by taking a school trip to Berlin, the capital city of Germany.
A great destination for students studying business and economics, Frankfurt is home to the European Central Bank, a major stock exchange, and acts as Germany's principal financial centre. The old central square with its timber framed buildings has been reconstructed since the second World War, giving a glimpse of how the city once looked - a stark contrast to the high rise glass that dominate the modern city's skyline. Key museums and places worth visiting include the Municipal Gallery and the Museum of Communication. Take a river tour through the city on the River Main, or head south west to the Rhine for a full day cruise. Frankfurt is a great location for day trips, with places like historic Heidelburg and the wonderful Black Forest within reach.
Cologne (Köln) is a located in the Rhine Valley, the mighty river splitting the city and helping sculpt its reputation as an industrial powerhouse. The city museum should be high on your list - a wonderful venue dedicated to the city's history. There is also a chocolate museum, a sea life centre, and a science centre. The huge Gothic Cathedral is impossible to miss, towering over the city centre. Make sure you also take a trip on the spectacular cable car. Cologne is a great city for a cultural language tour.
Christmas Markets – Various Germany Cities
If you are thinking about visiting Germany during December, think about taking in a Christmas Market! German festive markets are truly magical and you will find them in all the big cities. You could combine this with a language trip or as a flying weekend visit to keep the costs down. Christmas markets school trips are far more than simply an excuse to stock up on traditional German crafts. The sights, sounds and smells of the world famous markets are a great place to experience German culture and for students to practice their German language skills.
Modern Foreign Langages – All locations
The other main destinations in Germany that we find popular include the northern port city of Hamburg, with its industrial heritage and plentiful museums, and the architecturally magnificent city of Stuttgart, and the nearby Black Forest. The economic and cultural importance of the German language make it extremely popular in secondary schools and there is no better way to bring the German language to life than to visit the country so that your students can converse with native German speakers.
Business & Economics - Rhineland
Perhaps the most popular location for a school visit is the Rhineland area, incorporating cities such as Cologne, Dusseldorf and Essen. The area is historically known for its heavy industry, though a wealth of historical sights and cultural attractions ensure there is a huge amount to see on your German school trip.
Germany Walking Tours & Museums
In any significant town or city, a walking tour is a great way for school groups to learn more about their new surroundings. Whether you are taken around the centre of a large city, or spend a few hours on foot in a small town; your students will get a real sense of place from a knowledgeable local expert. We recommend you plan to spend a day visiting local museums. Most German cities have a superb choice of museums offering your students study options covering all the main curriculum subjects. Once you have decided where you would like to visit, you will be given a suggested list of museums as part of your itinerary. If you have somewhere in mind, just ask!