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Tailor-made School Trips to Cologne

Reasons to Visit
Places to Stay
  • Overview

    School trips to Cologne, provide students with a trip to the Rhineland’s economic and cultural capital. With over 2000 years of history, Cologne is the oldest of the major German cities and famous for it's cathedral, a UNESCO world Heritage Site. Each December the city is transformed as world renowned Christmas markets attract visitors from all over the world.

    Students can take a panoramic boat trip on the Rhine or visit a wide choice of museums. School trips to Cologne are also great for Film and Media studies as Cologne is also Germany’s leading city for film, radio and television production. The city has an active art scene making it a great destination for a school trip or educational tour.

  • Reasons to Visit
    1. Cologne Cathedral

      Cologne's cathedral is one of the best-known architectural monuments in Germany. The cathedral is under the administration of the Roman Catholic Church and is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne as well as housing the remains of the Three Wise Men. The two Bell Towers dominate the city skyline and can be climbed for panoramic views of the city.

    2. Christmas Markets

      Every year the centre of Cologne is touched by the magic of Christmas markets, attracting over four million visitors a year. With seven different markets open daily, and well into the evening, the city is a magical place to visit at this time of year. Beneath the largest Christmas tree in the Rhineland, you can sample sweet delicacies, watch artisans at work or head to the old market to visit the nostalgic childrens roundabout.

    3. Rhine River Cruise

      What would Cologne be without the Rhine? The Rhine has been a significant traffic artery for transporting goods to the city as well as a popular route for river cruise tourism. As well as round trip cruises which offer your students a pleasant way to get to know the city, it makes for a more leisurely way to travel to and from your visits.

    4. Cologne Chocolate Museum

      Take a guided tour of this unique museum located in front of the old town near Cologne Cathedral. Presenting the entire history to the present day of cocoa and chocolate production, pupils can watch the manufacturing process and learn about the history of chocolate with free samples for pupils and teachers.

    5. German Sports and Olympic Museum

      Enjoy a fascinating journey through 2500 years of sport and Olympic history, with unique exhibits from ancient Greek athletics to the professional sport of the 21st century. Pupils can also take a guided tour, in German or English, to gain an insight into sports history and look at memorabilia.

    6. Cologne Cable Car

      The cable car offers you the most attractive bird's-eye view of the city. Take a leisurely trip across "Old Father Rhine" and admire the city's fascinating panorama. Enjoy a relaxing view of Cologne as you cross unhurriedly from one bank to the other.

    7. Phantasialand Theme Park

      Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl near Cologne in the heart of the Rhineland, seven themed areas promise a fun and educational experience for all your students. Each themed area has its own individual character but they all have one thing in common: the potential for learning through experience.

    8. Bimmelbahn Mini-Train Ride

      Bimmelbahn Mini Trains run daily through the Old Town to the Chocolate Museum and German Sports and Olympics Museum, or along the Rhine promenade to the Cologne Zoo, Flora Botanical Gardens, Rhine cable cars and back. During Advent, there are trains going to Cologne’s popular Christmas Markets.

    9. Marksburg Castle

      Along the Rhine Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is a castle on average every 2.5 kilometres. The Marksburg Castle is one of the few castles that have survived the centuries without destruction and parts of it date back to medieval times. A guided tour will show students around the castle providing them with a true glance back into previous centuries.

  • Places to stay
    • Meininger Hotel Cologne City Center

      The Meininger is situated in the centre of Cologne. The nearest tram stops are Rudolphplatz and Zülpicher Platz, both of which are 250 metres from the hostel. The MEININGER provides modern rooms and facilities, whilst maintaining much of its original detail and charm.

    • Hotel Sportzentrum Köln

      Located in a quiet area in the southern part of Cologne, easily accessible by public transport -Mainly 2-4 bedded rooms -All rooms have private facilities, TV & telephone -Sports facilities, conference room

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