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The cathedral city of Cologne is Germany's 4th largest city and has a lot to offer school groups studying the German language. This is the cultural centre of the Rhineland and was founded by the Romans over 2,000 years ago, so there’s plenty of history to discover here. Highlights include the famous Gothic cathedral, a Rhine boat trip and, of course, the Lindt Chocolate Museum. Cologne is a magical city at any time of year, but especially so at Christmas, when you can visit its numerous Christmas markets.
Most groups choose to include a visit to Phantasialand, one of Europe's top entertainment parks. There are 7 zones all with different focuses or themes, such as Berlin, Mexico and Deep in Africa, making it educational, as well as entertaining. Each has its own individual character, but they all have one thing in common – the potential for learning through experience.
AfternoonTravel to Cologne
Arrive in Cologne
Check in and evening meal at accommodation
MorningGuided tour of Cologne and visit to the Gothic cathedral
AfternoonVisit to Lindt Chocolate Museum and the Sports Museum
EveningEvening meal in accommodation followed by bowling evening
MorningFull-day excursion to Phantasialand
AfternoonContinue the fun at Phantasialand
EveningEvening meal in accommodation followed by disco evening
AfternoonReturn journey to the UK
EveningArrive back at school
- 3 nights' half-board accommodation
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Cologne City Museum
The Kölnisches Stadtmuseum is set in a large old building with exhibition space of…
Olympic and Sport Museum
Next door to the Chocolate Museum, this museum tells the story of the Olympic Games from a…
The Roman mosaic with scenes from the world of Dionysos (around 220/230 A.D.) and the reco…
Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)
Quite simply this is one of the best attractions in Cologne! The first part of the exhibi…
One of the best-known architectural monuments in Germany and Cologne's famous landmark…
Hard Rock Cafe Cologne
The Hard Rock Cafe Cologne opened in 2003 and was a welcome addition to the city. Try it…
Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip
Köln-Düsseldorfer Line’s river cruises offer a unique perspective on two of Germany’s most…
Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl …
Rhine Cable Car
Located in the suburb of Riehl, the Rhine cable car offers a spectacular panorama of the…
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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