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This cathedral city offers eight different Christmas markets, each with its own special atmosphere providing some unforgettable opportunities for your German students to practise their language skills and experience German culture. The oldest market is located on the Neumarkt, and other highlights include the fairy tale market at Rudolfplatz and the Alter Markt in the heart of the city's historic centre.
Another popular market among our school groups is the Harbour Christmas market which is right next to one of our top visits in Cologne – the Chocolate Museum!
Arrive in Cologne and visit the famous Gothic Cathedral and Treasury before exploring the Christmas markets in Domplatz
Buy/eat lunch from the various food stalls
AfternoonWalk along the Rhine to the Altstadt and enjoy ice-skating on the open-air rink
EveningEvening meal at accommodation
MorningExplore Cologne on foot - visit the Chocolate Museum and explore the Harbour Christmas markets
AfternoonDepart and travel back to Calais for Channel crossing
EveningArrive back at school
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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.
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.
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.
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