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A German school day trip to Aachen offers magical language learning experiences, all within easy reach of the UK!
Germany’s westernmost city is most famous as the favourite imperial residence of Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor and the ‘Father of Europe’.
The medieval city centre is charming and wonderful to visit at any time of year. But it really comes to life at Christmas, when many groups choose to combine visiting the lovely Christmas markets with the many other cultural experiences available here.
Depart school (previous evening)
Arrive in Aachen and enjoy breakfast in a traditional cafe
Walking tour of the town
Vist the cathedral and treasury followed by Kaffee und Kuchen in a traditional German cafe
Depart and travel back to Calais
Early morning arrive back at school
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Motorway tolls and taxes
- Return Channel crossings
- Return coach travel
Aachen Cathedral & Treasury
Built in the ninth century by the Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne, Aachen's cathedral has…
Aachen Christmas Market
Held in the market place in the shadow of the ancient cathedral, Aachen's annual Chris…
Café van den Daele-Kockartz
Located in a historic building in the heart of Aachen, this cafe serves traditional, hear…
Aachen's ice stadium holds 50,000 litres of water, which takes more than 8 hours to…
Elizabeth Halle Swimming
Aachen's original 1920's Jugendstil indoor swimming pool is another popular choice for…
Guided Tour of Aachen
Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides from Aachen's tourist office will give you an i…
Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet
Why not stock up on delicious German chocolates on your visit to Aachen? The Lindt&…
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.
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