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School Primary Languages Trip to Aachen

A primary languages trip to Aachen could be the perfect introduction to the German language and culture for your pupils!

The beautiful town of Aachen, with its safe, pedestrianised centre, is ideal for primary groups learning German. There’s plenty to see and do in Aachen at any time of year. Take a tour of the medieval city centre and its spectacular cathedral or visit a traditional Kaffeestuben (coffee house) for breakfast or lunch.

At Christmas time, Aachen really comes alive. Famous for its lovely Christmas markets, a school trip to Aachen will be a real festive treat for your pupils! Make sure you don’t leave without tasting Aachener Printen, the city’s Christmas delicacy that’s a little bit like gingerbread.

Sample itinerary

Day 1/2

MorningMorning Arrive in Aachen and enjoy breakfast in a traditional cafe followed by a walking tour of the town
AfternoonAfternoon Visit the cathedral and treasury
EveningEvening Transfer to accommodation for dinner

Day 2/2

MorningMorning Explore Aachen while completing our town trail, followed by some time to enjoy some traditional warm Printen, a local delicacy, from the Christmas market
AfternoonAfternoon Depart and travel back to Calais for Channel crossing
EveningEvening Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • 1 night's half-board accommodation
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators


Aachen Cathedral & Treasury

Aachen Cathedral & Treasury

Built in the ninth century by the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, Aachen's cathedral has been the focus of the city's… Read more

Aachen Christmas Market

Aachen Christmas Market

Held in the market place in the shadow of the ancient cathedral, Aachen's annual Christmas market draws visitors… Read more

Café van den Daele-Kockartz

Café van den Daele-Kockartz

Located in a historic building in the heart of Aachen, this cafe serves traditional, hearty German breakfasts as well as… Read more

Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet

Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet

Why not stock up on delicious German chocolates on your visit to Aachen? The Lindt factory shop sells this… Read more

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a&o Aachen Hauptbahnhof
DJH Aachen

The A&O hostel Aachen Hauptbahnhof offers comfortable, modern accommodation; in a central location with sights in the old town such as the Cathedral and Elisenbrunnen fountain just a 10 minute stroll away. 

The hostel boasts 188 rooms ranging from single rooms to multibedded rooms with private en-suite facilities. Students will normally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, with staff in twins and singles. 

Leisure facilities include a games room, library, TV lounge and internet terminal. There is complimentary wi-fi in public area's.

A buffet breakfast is served each morning, and snacks and drinks are available at the bar throughout the day.

Extremely popular among school groups, the DJH Aachen is situated in its own grounds in Colynshof, a ten-minute drive from the city centre and was newly renovated in 2016.

Students are mainly accommodated in four-bedded rooms in a modern style (some may have five beds depending on group breakdown), with showers and toilets shared on each floor. Staff will be accommodated in en-suite twin rooms. A single room supplement will apply if they are requested.

Various meeting rooms are available for evening activities. Many school groups request this friendly and welcoming hostel each year.


Eirias High School, September 2019

We were delighted with the way the trip was organized beforehand and the support which was available once we had left school. An excellent initiation to the Halsbury experience! 

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