School trips to Rhine

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School trips to the Rhine are an excellent choice for introducing your students to Germany and the German culture!

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.

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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.

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Why Halsbury Education trips?

We build your trip around you

Tell us your learning objectives, curriculum and budget and we’ll do the rest.

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Our Education specialists

Laura Lucas

Tour Consultant

Tom Moorhouse

Tour Consultant

Gaynor Mayor

Education Sales & Product Manager

Laura Martin

Language Sales & Product Manager

Emma Gray da Silva

Tour Consultant

Lou Della Rocca

Tour Consultant

Gail Biggins

Tour Consultant

Judit Eleod

Tour Consultant

Paul Hudson

Tour Consultant

Michelle Hallam

Tour Consultant

Caroline Hill

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Gayle Flude

Tour Consultant

Jodi Swift

Tour Consultant

Will Jehu

Tour Consultant

Vanessa Barbosa

Tour Consultant

Meet our education specialists and get to know more about the people committed to making your school trip the best it can be. 

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How long should we spend in the Rhine on a school trip?
In order to make the most of everything that the Rhine has to offer, we would recommend looking to spend around 4 days here on your school trip.
What's the best way to get around the Rhine?
Coach is definitely the best way to get around the Rhine and we'll provide you with a comfortable coach to use throughout your tour.
Which visits are a must on a school trip to the Rhine?
We would definitely recommend a visit to Loreley Visitor Centre, where your students can find out more about the geology and ecology of the Rhine Valley, as well as the importance of this particular section of the river in German folklore. And there are lots of fantastic settlements along the river - and two of our favourites for a real flavour of the area are Boppard and Koblenz. You also mustn't miss a visit to Phantasialand, one of the best theme parks in Europe.
Are there any free things to do in the Rhine?
Yes, there are a few free things to do in the Rhine. We would highly recommend visiting the Deutsches Eck, for example, which is at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. And self-guided walks around Boppard and Koblenz are also completely free and a great way to soak up the local culture.
Can I arrange a cross-curricular school trip to the Rhine?
Yes, the Rhine is fantastic for German groups, but it's also a lovely setting for a school music tour.

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