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School Christmas Markets Day Trip to Aachen

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Want to visit Germany’s Christmas markets with your students but not sure you have enough time? You do!

A school trip to Aachen’s Christmas markets will give your students the opportunity not only to explore a magnificent, historic city, but also to enjoy using their German in a fun, festive atmosphere. And, as the closest German city to the UK, it offers the shortest journey times!

We also offer longer trips should you decide you want to stay a little longer in this spectacular city!

Suggested Itinerary (Day trip)

Day 1/1

Morning

Morning

Depart school (previous evening)

Channel crossing

Arrive in Aachen and enjoy breakfast in a traditional cafe

Walking tour followed by exploration of the Christmas Markets

Afternoon

Afternoon

Vist the cathedral and treasury

Evening

Evening

Depart Aachen

Channel crossing

Arrive back at school (next day)

What's included?

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  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
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  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
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Educational activities and visits

Aachen Cathedral & Treasury

Aachen Cathedral & Treasury

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

Aachen Christmas Market

Aachen Christmas Market

Held in the market place in the shadow of the ancient cathedral, Aachen's annual Chris… 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, hear… Read more

Elizabeth Halle Swimming

Elizabeth Halle Swimming

Aachen's original 1920's Jugendstil indoor swimming pool is another popular choice for… Read more

Guided Tour of Aachen

Guided Tour of Aachen

Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides from Aachen's tourist office will give you an i… 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&… Read more

Accommodation

a&o Aachen Hauptbahnhof
DJH Aachen
a&o Aachen Hauptbahnhof

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.

DJH Aachen

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.

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