School Christmas Markets Trip to Munich
Munich's traditional Christmas market on Marienplatz in the heart of the city centre goes back as far as the 14th century.
There are more than 100 stalls to explore on Munich's largest square, offering all kinds of hand-crafted items and delicious goodies such as bratwurst and gingerbread. The popular Kripperlmarkt, a short walk away on nearby Rindermarkt, specialises in cribs and other Nativity articles. Live Christmas music is played from the town hall balcony every day. On the nearby Theresienwiese, the Tollwood Winter Festival offers 200 food and craft stalls to discover.
|Day 1||Flight to Munich. On arrival transfer by S-Bahn to accommodation||Evening meal in accommodation|
|Day 2||Guided walking tour of Munich followed by time to explore Christmas markets in Marienplatz||Visit the Olympic Patk||Evening meal in accommodation followed by ice skating on open-air rink|
|Day 3||Guided tour of Allianz Arena - home to Bayern Munich||Visit to Tollwood Winter Festival||Evening meal in accommodation followed by visit to bowling|
|Day 4||Transfer by S-Bahn to airport for flight back to UK|
This price includes:
- 3 nights' half-board accommodation
- Return flights from UK
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- 4 day U-bahn and S-bahn pass
- Detailed information pack
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
- Motorway tolls and taxes
Get to know Munich with a two hour walking tour. Expert guides will bring the history of the city to life explaining the origin of Munich starting with the salt trade through to the present day. Learn how the city has developed and what events have had a lasting influence. Tours can be adapted according to the wishes of your group.
Munich’s massive Olympic Park complex was constructed for the Olympic Games in 1972, and remains a marvel of modern engineering. Its main stadium, which can seat close on 70,000 spectators, is topped by the largest roof in the world. Visitors to the site can also enjoy a spectacular view from the revolving restaurant and observation terrace which tops the 950ft Olympic Tower. The Park is als...
At a speed of 7 m/s you soon get nearer to heaven. The view of Munich, its surroundings and, if the weather is good, the Alps is just as unique as the Olympic tower itself. The height of the Olympic tower is 291,28 meters.
There is simply no better spot for a bit of ice skating in Munich than the Olympic Ice Sport Centre. The centre consists of three parts; the Olympic Ice Stadium, the SoccArena (an indoor football area) and the training hall. The ice rink itself is Olympic-sized (60m x 30m).
All the Olympic swimming and diving competitions as well as the finals in water ball games were held in the Olympic swimming centre. Here is where the American swimmer Mark Spitz won his seven gold medals and became an unmatched Olympic legendary figure. Now you can swim here too!
The famous studios in which, amongst many other films, Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory was shot, and directors such as Stanley Kubrick and Alfred Hitchcock have worked. Children can have a ride on Fuchur from The Neverending Story, and adults will be interested in walking around the original submarine from Das Boot.
Since it opened in 1973, the BMW Museum has been one of Munich's leading tourist attractions. More than 200,000 people a year have visited the building next to BMW's "four-cylinder" skyscraper near the Olympic Park, making it the number 2 museum in Munich after the Deutsches Museum. The all-new BMW Museum, with 5,000 square metres of exhibition space (compared to 1,000 squa...
The brand new home of Bayern Munich, this magnificent stadium was one of the host venues for the 2006 World Cup. Visitors will be awestruck by the design of Europe’s most modern Football stadium. A unique feature of the stadium is the exterior shell. Its 2,874 diamond shaped foil panels can be individually lit in different colours depending on who is playing!
The Tollwood Winter Festival takes place on the Theresienwiese, home to the Oktoberfest. This charming Christmas market consists of more than 200 stalls where you can buy international crafts or taste organic food from all over the world. Around 75 percent of the shows, which range from theatre, music and performances to environmental activities or kids entertainment, are for free!
a&o München Hackerbrücke
A&O offers a comfortable and modern hostel in the centre of Munich.
Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms have private bathrooms with shower and toilet and are equipped with TV and hairdryer.
There is a roof-top terrace, a bar and a teachers lounge. Billiards and video games can be found in reception.
What our teachers had to say about this destination
Excellent destination with lots of opportunities for students.
This is an excellent destination, particularly if you consider taking trips into the surrounding area. There are very many activities to choose from. The accommodation was comfortable, immaculate and well situated with friendly, helpful staff.