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 (2 days, 1 night)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

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

Visit the cathedral and treasury

Transfer to accommodation for dinner

2

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

Depart and travel back to Calais for Channel crossing

Arrive back at school

2 days, 1 night Price from £160 pp
  • 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

Accommodation

Cultural Activities

Aachen Cathedral & Treasury

Aachen Cathedral & Treasury

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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

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

Café van den Daele-Kockartz

Café van den Daele-Kockartz

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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

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Why not stock up on delicious Germanchocolates on your visit to Aachen? The Lindtfactory shop sells this high quality chocolate… Read More

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