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School German Language Study Trip to Cologne

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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 1/5

Morning

Morning

Depart from school
Afternoon

Afternoon

Channel crossing
Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 2/5

Morning

Morning

Boat cruise through the city
Afternoon

Afternoon

German lessons at language school
Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation followed by a trip to the cinema

Day 3/5

Morning

Morning

Visit the cathedral and treasury
Afternoon

Afternoon

German lessons at language school
Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation

Day 4/5

Morning

Morning

Visit the Chocolate Museum and Sports Museum
Afternoon

Afternoon

German lessons at language school
Evening

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation followed by bowling

Day 5/5

Morning

Morning

Depart Cologne for Calais
Afternoon

Afternoon

Channel crossing
Evening

Evening

Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon12 lessons in closed groups
  • tick icon4 nights' half-board hostel accommodation
  • tick iconAccess to the Vamoos app to download all tour-related travel documents
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconUse of school materials/resources and end-of-course certificates

Educational activities and visits

Cologne City Museum

Cologne City Museum

The Kölnisches Stadtmuseum is set in a large old building with exhibition space of… Read more

Olympic and Sport Museum

Olympic and Sport Museum

Next door to the Chocolate Museum, this museum tells the story of the Olympic Games from a… Read more

Roman-Germanic Museum

Roman-Germanic Museum

The Roman mosaic with scenes from the world of Dionysos (around 220/230 A.D.) and the reco… Read more

Cultural activities and visits

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Quite simply this is one of the best attractions in Cologne! The first part of the exhibi… Read more

Cologne Cathedral

Cologne Cathedral

Köln Cathedral took more than six hundred years to build, but when it was finally comple… Read more

Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

Hard Rock Cafe Cologne

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

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

Köln-Düsseldorfer (KD) Boat Trip

Köln-Düsseldorfer Line’s river cruises offer a unique perspective on two of Germany’s most… Read more

Phantasialand

Phantasialand

Phantasialand is one of Europe’s top entertainment parks. Situated in Brühl … Read more

Rhine Cable Car

Rhine Cable Car

Located in the suburb of Riehl, the Rhine cable car offers a spectacular panorama of the… Read more

Accommodation

a&o Cologne Neumarkt
DJH Köln Deutz
DJH Köln Riehl
a&o Cologne Neumarkt

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.

DJH Köln Deutz

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. 

DJH Köln Riehl
The DJH Köln Riehl is located on the west bank of the river Rhine and is ideal for 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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