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School Science Trip to Cologne

A science school trip to Cologne offers your students the opportunity to enjoy a wealth of science-themed visits within the city itself and the surrounding region!

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 DLR scientists.

Other highlights include the Neanderthal Museum, the Sea Life Centre at Konigswinter, the Odysseum Science Adventure Park and the Eifel Volcano Park – home to the highest cold water geyser in the world. And don’t miss the opportunity to see physics in action at Phantasialand, Germany’s best theme park!

Sample itinerary

Day 1/5

AfternoonAfternoon Travel from the UK
EveningEvening Arrive in time for evening meal

Day 2/5

AfternoonAfternoon Day visit to German Aerospace Centre School Lab
EveningEvening Evening meal in accommodation followed by bowling

Day 3/5

MorningMorning Visit to Odysseum Science Adventure Park
AfternoonAfternoon Visit to Sea Life Centre, Königswinter followed by a boat trip up the Rhine to Bonn
EveningEvening Evening meal in accommodation followed by swimming at Aqualand

Day 4/5


Visit to Phantasialand and explore the physics of rollercoasters

EveningEvening Evening meal in accommodation followed by disco night

Day 5/5

AfternoonAfternoon Travel back to UK

What's included?

  • tick icon4 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rate to tour operators


Andernach Geyser

Andernach Geyser

The Andernach Geyser is the highest cold water geyser in the world, reaching up to 60 metres. A tour of the Geyser… Read more

Aquazoo - Löbbecke Museum

Aquazoo - Löbbecke Museum

The Löbbecke Museum and Aquarium is home to over 550 species of fish, reptiles, mammals and insects. Containing 80… Read more



The Arithmeum offers its visitors the chance to experience the learning and understanding of scientific and technical… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Cologne Zoo

Cologne Zoo

Cologne Zoo has more than 500 species of animals from all continents and oceans of the world. Experience the elepha… Read more

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. This is where the… Read more

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 … Read more

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… Read more

Odysseum Adventure Science Park

Odysseum Adventure Science Park

The Odysseum Cologne opens up a whole world of science adventures. Visitors go on a journey through five themed rooms… Read more

Phanomenta Lüdenscheid

Phanomenta Lüdenscheid

How does electricity work? How is lightning created? What does radioactivity look like? This can all be discovered at… Read more



Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl near Cologne, in the heart of the… Read more

Sea Life Centre Königswinter

Sea Life Centre Königswinter

The fantastically decorated, Sea Life Königswinter is the habitat of starry smooth-hounds, dogfishes, morays,… Read more

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 i… Read more

Vulkanpark (Volcano Park)

Vulkanpark (Volcano Park)

Explore the explosive world of the Vulkaneifel, a volcanic region at the heart of Germany.At the Volcano Park you can… Read more

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a&o Cologne Neumarkt
DJH Köln Deutz
DJH Köln Riehl
a&o Cologne Neumarkt

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. This hostel also offers access to a teachers' lounge.

DJH Köln Deutz

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

Students are accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, and staff in twins (for single rooms, a supplement applies). All rooms are en-suite and WiFi is available in the reception area.

Seminar rooms, games rooms, table tennis and a disco make this youth centre a favourite among school groups. 

DJH Köln Riehl

The DJH Köln Riehl is located on the west bank of the river Rhine and is ideal for school groups.

This accommodation has 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 as a single room supplement will apply.

All rooms have a shower, WC and individual lockers. There are conference and seminar rooms, a bistro with television and a disco/party room.


Exeter School, October 2018

Once again, everyone at Halsbury did a fantastic job of liaising with all the different parties and putting up with all our last minute changes. I don't think they could have done anything better! We had an excellent experience overall.

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