A science school trip to Cologne offers your students the opportunity to enjoy a wealth of science-themed visits within the city itself and the surrounding region!

Spend a day getting hands-on at the German Aerospace Centre School Lab, where your students can carry out experiments covering areas such as comet simulation, gravitation biology, solar water purification and microgravity with DLR scientists.

Other highlights include the Neanderthal Museum, Aquazoo-Löbbecke Museum, the Odysseum Science Adventure Park and the Eifel Volcano Park – home to the highest cold water geyser in the world. And don’t miss the opportunity to see physics in action at Phantasialand, Germany’s best theme park!

Suggested Itinerary (5 days, 4 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Travel from the UK

Arrive in time for evening meal


Full-day visit to German Aerospace Centre School Lab


Evening meal in accommodation followed by bowling


Visit to Odysseum Science Adventure Park

Visit to Aquazoo-Löbbecke Museum followed by a boat trip up the Rhine to Bonn

Evening meal in accommodation followed by swimming at Aqualand


Visit to Phantasialand and explore the physics of rollercoasters


Evening meal in accommodation followed by disco night


Travel back to UK

5 days, 4 nights Price from £285 pp
  • 4 nights' 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 rate to tour operators


Educational Activities

Andernach Geyser

Andernach Geyser

The Andernach Geyser is the highest cold water geyser in the world, reaching up to 60 metres.A tour of the… Read More

Aquazoo - Löbbecke Museum

Aquazoo - Löbbecke Museum

The Löbbecke Museum and Aquarium is home to over 550 species of fish, reptiles, mammals and insects. Containing 80 aquariums,… Read More



The Arithmeum offers its visitors the chance to experience the learning and understanding of scientific and technical facts on the… Read More

Cologne Zoo

Cologne Zoo

Cologne Zoo has more than 500 species of animalsfrom all continents and oceans of the world. Experience the elephants in… Read More

German Aerospace Center (DLR) School Lab Köln

German Aerospace Center (DLR) School Lab Köln

The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is one of Europe's largest and most modern research institutions. This is where the aircraft… Read More

Neanderthal Museum

Neanderthal Museum

One of the most popular and most modern museums of Europe is situated on the ground where the most famous… Read More

Odysseum Adventure Science Park

Odysseum Adventure Science Park

The Odysseum Cologne opens up a whole world of science adventures. Visitors go on a journey through five themed rooms… Read More

Phanomenta Lüdenscheid

Phanomenta Lüdenscheid

How does electricity work? How is lightning created? What does radioactivity look like? This can all be discovered at PHÄNOMENTA.… Read More

Stellarium Erkrath

Stellarium Erkrath

Who hasn't always wanted to fly to far-away galaxies in the Starship Enterprise like Captain Kirk? On the 53 seats… Read More

Vulkanpark (Volcano Park)

Vulkanpark (Volcano Park)

Explore the explosive world of the Vulkaneifel, a volcanic region at the heart of Germany.At the Volcano Park you can… Read More

Cultural Activities

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

Chocolate Museum (Imhoff-Stollwerck)

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

Köln Cathedral took more than six hundred years to build, but when it was finally completed in 1880 it was… 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 scenic river valleys. Most towns and villages… Read More



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

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