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School Primary Languages Trip to Aachen

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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.

Suggested Itinerary (Based on 2 days/1 night)

Day 1/2

Morning

Morning

Arrive in Aachen and enjoy breakfast in a traditional cafe followed by a walking tour of the town
Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit the cathedral and treasury
Evening

Evening

Transfer to accommodation for dinner

Day 2/2

Morning

Morning

Explore Aachen while completing our town trail, followed by some time to enjoy some traditional warm Printen, a local delicacy, from the Christmas market
Afternoon

Afternoon

Depart and travel back to Calais for Channel crossing
Evening

Evening

Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon1 night's half-board accommodation
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  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

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

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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Nothing to improve - I was very impressed with the quality of communication and organisation throughout. Many thanks to Laura for being so helpful and professional. — St Bede's Inter-Church School, May 2019

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