School Trips & Tours to Germany

With Berlin playing host to some of the biggest historical and political movements of the 20th century, school trips to Germany will provide students with an unparalleled insight into these pivotal events. German language students can also get to grips with their linguistic skills in Germany’s picturesque Rhineland, offering pupils plenty of opportunities to put their learnings into practice.

At WST, our destination experts will help you create a school trip tailored to your students’ learning objectives, providing suggestions for which study visits would be best suited for your needs. We’ll also help you with bookings and logistics, helping you maximise all the learning opportunities throughout your school trip.

We offer the following fascinating school trips to Germany:

Top Attractions

Brandenburg Gate

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Berlin’s iconic monument is one of Germany’s most famous landmarks. Adopted by the Nazis as a party symbol during World War II, before being closed during the Cold War after the erection of the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburg Gate became a symbol of freedom and unity after it reopened in 1989. Students visiting Berlin can learn about the gate’s diverse history while seeing it first-hand.

Topography of Terror

An indoor and outdoor history museum in the heart of Berlin, the Topography of Terror provides insight into the atrocities of World War II. The museum resides on what was once the Gestapo headquarters during the Nazi regime and provides information on the political events and the subsequent oppression which followed. Students can tour the topography and learn about the central institutions of the SS and the police in the Third Reich.

Cologne Cathedral

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Germany’s most visited landmark, Cologne Cathedral attracts around 20,000 people per day. Recognised as a monument of German Catholicism and Gothic architecture, the cathedral’s two frontal spires make up the largest façade of any church in the world. Students can explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site accompanied by an audio guide that can be listened to in either English or German and, if they’re feeling active, climb the 533 steps to the top and look out over the city of Cologne.

Germany Accommodation

We have a range of accommodation options in all our German destinations, perfect for a mix of budgets and requirements. No matter if you’d rather be in the heart of Berlin or a little further out, we can provide you with suggestions and help you with your booking.

Local Cuisine

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From the famous currywurst to the tasty schnitzel, German cuisine often proves popular with students on Germany school trips. At WST, we can help you book restaurants which are ideal for large school groups, with options for both UK and American food as well as traditional German cuisine.

Hidden Gems

Rhine Cruise

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Renowned for its picturesque landscapes, the Rhine Valley is one of Germany’s most beautiful regions. The best way for students on educational trips to Germany to catch a glimpse of the idyllic scenery is by a Rhine river cruise. German language students can work on their listening skills by absorbing the German commentary, while cruising past the stunning towns of Boppard, St. Goar and Rüdesheim.

The East Side Gallery

The East Side Gallery is made up of a series of murals on the remaining section of the Berlin Wall. Consisting of 105 paintings, the murals were painted on the east side of the wall in 4676 by artists from all over the world. Students can walk along the wall, exploring the social context, political influences and the symbolism of the murals on display.

The Hunsrück Mountain Railway

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A train journey through the scenic forests of Boppard, two viaducts and five tunnels, pupils can enjoy one of the most breath-taking mountain railway journeys in Germany. Another great opportunity for students to practise their linguistic skills during their trip, German language students can write about the experience after the journey.

Tips and Advice

Following the tips and tricks in this handy guide should be a help for first-time visitors making their way to Germany and the capital Berlin.

Why WST?

At WST, our in-house destination and subject experts will help you organise and book a school trip to Germany which meets your students’ specific requirements. We’ll be on hand to help with anything you should need throughout your school tour, and we also have local guides in a number of our destinations who can help you get to and from your study visits.

We’re proud to be the only school tour operator with a Government Standard Customer Service Excellence award, as well as be named as the Best School Tour Operator four years in a row at the School Travel Awards. If you’d like to book a Germany school trip with us, get in touch with one of our friendly travel team who will be happy to help.

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