School Science Trip to Cologne

In Cologne and the surrounding region you will find a wealth of visits perfect for a science tour. Spend a day getting hands on at the German Aerospace Centre School Lab, where your students can carry out experiments covering areas such as comet simulation, gravitation biology, solar water purification and microgravity with the DLR scientists. The Odysseum Science Adventure Park is an interactive visit that will keep your students enthralled on a journey through five themed rooms each with a special scientific topic. In nearby Brühl explore the physics of rollercoasters at Germany's best theme park, Phantasialand.

Other highlights include the Neanderthal Museum, one of Europe's most modern and popular musuems, located at the site of the discovery of a 60,000 year old skeleton, which was the first discovery of Neanderthal Man. In Königswinter you can explore the oceans at the modern Sea Life Centre, or let your students discover the wonders of nature in the Eifel Volcano Park, where you will find the highest cold water geyser in the world.

This is also the perfect destination for a cross-curricular tour. Join with your German department and explore Cologne, with its famous Cathedral, Lindt Chocolate Museum and take a boat trip to discover the beautiful Rhine Valley.

 MorningAfternoonEvening
Day 1 Travel from the UK Arrive in time for evening meal
Day 2 Day visit to German Aerospace Centre School Lab, choose from a wide range of experiments and let your students get hands-on with science Evening meal in hostel followed by bowling
Day 3 Morning visit to Odysseum Science Adventure Park Afternoon visit to Sea Life Centre, Königswinter followed by a boat trip up the Rhine to Bonn. Meet coach and return to accommodation Evening meal in hostel followed by swimming at Aqualand
Day 4 Spend day at Phantasialand and explore the physics of rollercoasters (workbook available) Evening meal in hostel followed by disco night
Day 5 Depart hostel after breakfast and travel back to UK  

This price includes:

  • 4 nights Half Board accommodation
  • Return Executive Coach Travel
  • Return ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information pack
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.

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German Aerospace Center (DLR) School Lab Köln

German Aerospace Center (DLR) School Lab Köln

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is one of Europe's largest and most modern research institutions. Here is where the aircraft of the future are being developed and pilots trained, rocket engines tested and images of distant planets analyzed. In addition, over 7,700 DLR staff members are investigating next-generation high-speed trains, environmentally responsible methods of generating energy, ...

Odysseum Adventure Science Park

Odysseum Adventure Science Park

Become a science adventurer! The Odysseum Cologne opens up a world of science adventures. Visitors get on a journey through five themed rooms touching very special scientific topics! Evolution - explore the secrets of evolution within a jurassic jungle and beware of the real-scaled interactive T-Rex! Planet Earth - Visit planet earth from different angles. Cyberspace - Become bits and bytes and...

Sea Life Centre Königswinter

Sea Life Centre Königswinter

Experience the “Sea“ in Königswinter SEA LIFE! Get a live experience of the fascinating native underwater world and also admire current special exhibitions. Fantastically decorated, SEA LIFE Königswinter is habitat of starry smooth-hounds, dogfishes, morays, rays, seahorses and many more fabulous marine animals. Uncover the secrets of amazing domestic sea dwellers! Make sur...

Phantasialand

Phantasialand

Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl near Cologne in the heart of the Rhineland it is the number one German theme park for visitors from the UK. Seven themed areas with worldwide unique attractions and internationally multi-award-winning shows promise to be great fun. Still one of the top attractions is “Deep in Africa”, a themed area, ...

Stellarium Erkrath

Stellarium Erkrath

Who hasn't always wanted to fly to far-away galaxies in the Starship Enterprise like Captain Kirk? On the 53 seats in the "Stellarium Erkrath", the planetarium of the Sternwarte Neanderhöhe Hochdahl e.V, this dream becomes a reality. Thanks to state-of-the-art projection technology and the tilted projection cupola, you can steer towards individual planets at the request of the p...

PHÄNOMENTA Lüdenscheid

PHÄNOMENTA Lüdenscheid

How does electricity work? How is lightning created? What does radioactivity look like? What physicists have already discovered can be practically understood here, in the PHÄNOMENTA. Venture the world of science closer than you have ever been able to! Interactive physics: PHÄNOMENTA – the Science Center in North Rhine-Westphalia – presents 130 experiments to test, try, thin...

Neanderthal Museum

Neanderthal Museum

One of the most popular and most modern museums of Europe is situated on the ground where the most famous German was discovered 150 years ago: the Neanderthal man. In the Neanderthal Museum at Mettmann, the history of mankind is brought to life. The museum is located near the site of one of the most important archeological finds ever, regarding the roots of the human race. In summer 1856, stone c...

Vulkanpark (Volcano Park)

Vulkanpark (Volcano Park)

Explore the explosive world of the Vulkaneifel, a volcanic region at the heart of Germany - inactive maybe, but not extinct. Only 13 000 years ago the massive eruption of the Laacher See volcano created one of Germany’s youngest landscapes. At the Volcano Park you can experience 500 000 years of geological and human history at 26 unique original sites in the Volcanic East Eifel. The Park is ...

Andernach Geyser

Andernach Geyser

The Andernach Geyser is the highest cold water geyser in the world, reaching up to 60 metres. “Geyser season” is every year between March and October. A tour of the geyser includes 3 parts: • a visit to the Discovery Centre in Andernach • a boat trip to the peninsula • the live eruption of the geyser The entire tour takes about 3 hours. The attraction caters particu...

Arithmeum

Arithmeum

'Calculating now and then': the Arithmeum in the Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn is one of the new Bonn-based museums, which offers its visitors the experience of learning and understanding scientific and technical facts on the one hand, and aesthetic pleasure of architecture, exhibition design and art on the other hand...

Aquazoo - Löbbecke Museum

Aquazoo - Löbbecke Museum

**Closed until Spring 2015 for renovation** The Löbbecke Museum and aquarium is home to over 550 species of fish, reptiles, mammals and insects. Containing 80 aquariums, a tropical greenhouse, numerous insect cabinets and a fantastic section about the evolution of man. This is one of the region's most impressive natural history resources.

Cologne Zoo

Cologne Zoo

Cologne Zoo has more than 500 species from all continents and oceans of the world. Experience the elephants in the new ELEFANTENPARK, which is the largest elephant enclosure north of the Alps. Meet our closest relatives face to face inside the Urwaldhaus for great apes. Feel the heat and humidity of the jungle in the south-east Asian REGENWALD. Dive into the world of coral-reefs and cichlids and l...

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Quite simply this is one of the best attractions in Cologne! The first part of the exhibition is a history of cocoa and how it is grown and harvested. You also learn about how chocolate is made and can see some machines at work. Don''t forget to visit the chocolate fountain either, where you will get a free wafer dripping with Lindt chocolate. You can also see the various different methods that we...

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

Köln cathedral took more than six hundred years to build, but when it was finally completed in 1880 it was the largest building in the world. Today its black Gothic spires dominate the Köln skyline and, of course, give the visitor a fantastic panorama of the city below.

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

Köln-Düsseldorfer Line’s river cruises offer a unique perspective on two of Germany’s most scenic river valleys. Most towns and villages along the Rhine and Moselle have a regular service, and it’s possible to hop on and hop off from Cologne all the way down to Mainz.Please note that KD run a limited river cruise timetable during the Winter months - please ask for further details.

DJH Köln Deutz

With its modern, fashionable décor, the recently renovated Köln-Deutz Youth Hostel welcomes increasing numbers of groups each year.

Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite. A supplement applies if single rooms are requested. WiFi is also available for a small fee.

Breakfast is served every day, and lunch & dinner are available on request.

Seminar rooms, games rooms, table tennis and a disco make this youth centre a favourite among school groups. The building is non-smoking throughout. View on map

DJH Köln Riehl

Youth hostel Köln Riehl is located on the right bank of the river Rhine and is ideal for school groups. It offers 116 rooms with a total of 369 beds. Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. If single rooms are required please let us know as soon as possible- a single room supplement will apply. All rooms come with shower, WC and individual lockers. There are conference and seminar rooms, a bistro with television and a disco/party room. View on map

AO Hostel Cologne

After a complete renovation this former office building welcomes you with its modern and friendly features. A&O hostel Cologne is well located in the southern part of the town, from here you can visit the Cologne Cathedral or enjoy a trip on the River Rhine. All the important sights are within easy reach.
The hostel offers modern, comfortable rooms; students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. There is an internet corner, souvenir shop, bar, tv area, games, table football etc. View on map

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