Most groups choose to visit Düsseldorf to experience its Christmas markets, but whatever your reason for visiting, we’ll ensure that your school trip to Düsseldorf is tailor made to suit your curriculum and specific learning objectives.
Read more about our school trips to Düsseldorf
Why visit Düsseldorf?
Explore an elegant city
Düsseldorf is a vibrant, bustling city on the Rhine. It is an economic powerhouse and plays an important part in the German economy.
Düsseldorf is also Germany’s fashion capital and its main shopping street, the tree-lined avenue of Königsallee, is one of the country’s most expensive thanks to its many luxury goods shops, including names like Gucci and Chanel.
The atmospheric Altstadt is certainly worth visiting on a school trip to Düsseldorf, with its charming buildings and atmosphere. And you should also head down to the newer area of MedienHafen, the city’s media district, which is dominated by quirky modern buildings designed by world-famous architect Frank Gehry.
Get your students talking at Christmas!
At Christmas, this hardworking city plays host to one of the largest festive gatherings in the country.
Seven themed Christmas markets spring up in mid-November, selling all sorts of traditional German food and products. This offers an exciting opportunity for your German students to practise speaking German with native speakers in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
Our groups often choose Düsseldorf as an alternative to Cologne for their German Christmas market school trip. Both are famous for their festivities and the journey times are similar.
The Christmas markets in Düsseldorf are mostly held in the Altstadt area. There are over 200 stalls to explore, selling everything you could possibly need for a traditional German Christmas, from nutcrackers to glass baubles and gingerbread. On the Markplatz, your students will definitely want a ride on the beautifully restored 100-year old merry-go-round. And taking pride of place will be the traditional hand-carved, life-sized nativity scene.
You’ll also see the iconic mulled wine pyramids that are staples of German Christmas markets – delicious hot chocolate is offered for children, of course!
And not to be missed is the opportunity to see some of the craftsmen at work – glassblowers and woodturners will be pleased to give your students a demonstration of their craft, and this is another great opportunity for your students to practise speaking German with native speakers!