A German Language Study school trip to Cologne offers your students the opportunity to improve their language skills in this magnificent city on the Rhine!

Cologne is over 2,000 years old and the largest city on the spectacular Rhine. It is, perhaps, most famous for its imposing Gothic cathedral but there are lots of exciting things to see and do here, whether that’s visits to a chocolate museum, or a boat cruise along the river.

Our partner language school in Cologne will provide your students with German lessons in closed groups, so that lessons can be tailored to suit your specific curriculum requirements. All the teachers are fully-qualified native German speakers.

Our German Language Study school trip to Cologne is ideal for GCSE and A-level students preparing for exams. As well as improving reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and revising grammar and vocabulary, they can also use their time to cover things like communication strategies and understanding rubrics and instructions.

Key Stage 3 groups may also benefit from the opportunity that this trip offers to develop and consolidate their vocabulary around a variety of themes. And, of course, any time spent using the language with a native speaker will not only boost their confidence, but it could also spark a real passion for the language!

If you decide that you would prefer a more relaxed introduction to Germany and the German language and culture, you may like to consider our German Culture Trip to Cologne.

Suggested Itinerary (5 days, 4 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Depart from school

Channel crossing

Evening meal at accommodation

2

Boat cruise through the city

German lessons at language school

Evening meal at accommodation followed by a trip to the cinema

3

Visit the cathedral and treasury

German lessons at language school

Evening meal at accommodation

4

Visit the Chocolate Museum and Sports Museum

German lessons at language school

Evening meal at accommodation followed by bowling

5

Depart Cologne for Calais

Channel crossing

Arrive back at school

5 days, 4 nights Price from £550 pp
  • 12 lessons in closed groups
  • 4 nights' half-board hostel accommodation
  • Access to the Vamoos app to download all tour-related travel documents
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Detailed information pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • Return Channel crossings
  • Return executive coach travel
  • Use of school materials/resources and end-of-course certificates

Accommodation

Educational Activities

Cologne City Museum

Cologne City Museum

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The Kölnisches Stadtmuseum is set in a large old building with exhibition space of 2,000 sq. metres and provides an… Read More

Olympic and Sport Museum

Olympic and Sport Museum

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Next door to the Chocolate Museum, this museum tells the story of the Olympic Games from ancient Greece to the… Read More

Roman-Germanic Museum

Roman-Germanic Museum

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The Roman mosaic with scenes from the world of Dionysos (around 220/230 A.D.) and the reconstructed tomb of the legionary… Read More

Cultural Activities

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

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Quite simply this is one of the best attractions in Cologne! The first part of the exhibition is a history… Read More

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

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Köln Cathedral took more than six hundred years to build, but when it was finally completed in 1880 it was… Read More

Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

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The Hard Rock Cafe Cologne opened in 2003 and was a welcome addition to the city. Try it for some… Read More

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

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Köln-Düsseldorfer Line’s river cruises offer a unique perspective on two of Germany’s most scenic river valleys. Most towns and villages… Read More

Phantasialand

Phantasialand

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Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl near Cologne, it is the number one German theme park for visitors from the UK. … Read More

Rhine Cable Car

Rhine Cable Car

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Located in the suburb of Riehl, the Rhine cable car offers a spectacular panorama of the city below as it… Read More

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