We often find that once our teachers take a group on a school trip to the Rhine, they tend to return year on year. That’s because this is an ideal location for school trips – it’s safe, much less busy than some of the big cities, and there are so many visits and activities here that you don’t have to replicate the exact same trip every year.
Read more about our school trips to The Rhine
Why visit the Rhine?
Fairy tale castles
The Rhine Valley, a section of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts spectacular landscapes and spellbinding castles and has been the subject of German romanticism since the 19 th century.
Numerous folktales, legends, songs and poems have been written about the area, including Heinrich Heine’s famous poem, Lorelei and Richard Wagner’s opera Götterdämmerung. And the cultural importance of the area is just one of the reasons it’s so popular for German school trips.
The area’s castles are hugely popular among our school groups. Burg Eltz is one of the most photogenic in Germany, while the imposing Marksburg is the only castle in the Rhine Valley that can claim to have never been taken by force.
Get your students talking!
Most groups who choose an educational tour to the Rhine do so on a German school trip. But whatever your reason for visiting, we’ll tailor-make your school trip to the Rhine to ensure that it suits your curriculum and specific learning objectives.
One of our favourite spots in the Rhine Valley is the city of Koblenz and, specifically, the Deutsches Eck or ‘German Corner’, at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. Here, you’ll find a magnificent monument to Emperor William I, which was erected to stake the German claim on the area and refute French claims to it.
The Rhineland is also known for its cathedrals, monasteries and charming riverside towns and cities, making this the perfect setting in which to immerse your students in the German language and culture.
Great for thrillseekers!
We can highly recommend a visit to Phantasialand, one of Europe’s top theme parks! A visit here is the perfect way to round off your unforgettable school trip to the Rhineland.
Regularly voted one of the world’s best theme parks, Phantasialand is famous for its themed zones and the fact that it regularly introduces new attractions. It’s always a big hit with groups travelling to this area.