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School trip to the Black Forest, Germany

Explore the scenic Black Forest to immerse your students in the beautiful mountains around Freiburg, visit the seat of European parliament in Strasbourg or have a thrilling day at the Europa theme park. The Black Forest has something for all school groups from German learners to history students.

  • Key stage 2 – 16+
  • Year round

An authentic German cultural experiences for students in the Black Forest of Germany

When teachers take a school trip with us to the Black Forest of Germany, they typically want a mix of excursions that will immerse their students in the German culture, visit some fun attractions, and time to explore the beautiful natural landscapes which are prevalent throughout the region.

Being far less touristy than big German cities, there are plenty of opportunities for language students to practise their German and experience German culture as the region has maintained a quaint and traditional feel. The towns of Strasbourg and Baden-Baden are home to cobbled streets and old houses, with the former giving a unique insight into European parliament. Whether you're exploring an old town, heading to the lake or running wild in a theme park, we've got something to fit every school group. Get in touch today to find out more.

We can tailor your itinerary to your unique learning requirements, please contact us for a bespoke quote.

This is just an example of what we offer in Germany. For a bespoke itinerary, please contact our German specialists.

Day 1

  • Arrive in Strasbourg
  • Strasbourg Cathedral
  • European Parliament

Day 2

  • Visit Freiburg
  • Gondola ride up Schauinsland Mountain

Day 3

  • Visit Triberg
  • Triberg Waterfall
  • Lake Titisee

Day 4

  • Day at Europa theme park

Day 5

  • Free time for shopping
  • Depart
Baden Baden
Baden-Baden
Europapark Germany
Europa-Park
Freiburg hillside
Freiburg
Lake Titisee
Lake Titisee
Strasbourg houses
Strasbourg
Triberg waterfall
Triberg
Black Forest Open Air Museum
Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum
House of 1000 clocks
House of 1000 Clocks
Black Forest cable car
Schauinsland Cable Car
Baden Baden

Baden-Baden

Baden-Baden is a historic spa town at the foothills of the Black Forest. Visit the historic Roman-Irish Friedrichsbad spa, the Festspielhaus, Europe's second-largest opera house and concert hall and the Museum Frieder Burda, which focuses on Classical Modernism and contemporary art.

Europapark Germany

Europa-Park

Europa-Park is the biggest theme park in Germany, divided into 15 separate areas named after different European cities and regions. With so many attractions, there's sure to be something to keep every student entertained.

Freiburg hillside

Freiburg

Freiburg is a laid back university city and is often called the "Jewel of the Black Forest". It is home to one of the oldest cathedrals in Europe and every morning from Monday to Saturday, there is a charming market in the town square. You can also scale the Schlossberg hill where the tower on top offers amazing views of the Black Forest and even the Alps.

Lake Titisee

Lake Titisee

Lake Titisee is a natural reservoir surrounded by glacial moraines. It is 2km long, 700 metres wide and provides some of the best sun-bathing and waterside activities in the Black Forest. You can choose to swim in the lake or in the lakeside heated swimming pool. Alternatively, you can take boat trips, rent pedalos or stroll into town via the pedestrian underpass.

Strasbourg houses

Strasbourg

The City of Strasbourg will present your students with a unique experience; geographically French, but with so much about it German, you will see two European cultures in one city - plus the region's Alsatian dialect. Visit the Gothic cathedral with its the astronomical clock, stroll around the city's cobbled streets and admire the gingerbread-like buildings within the city centre. Strasbourg is also the political seat of Europe and host to the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Ombudsman and the European Parliament.

Triberg waterfall

Triberg

Most famous for its beautiful waterfalls which cascade 150 metres down, Triberg is a traditional German town in the heart of the Black Forest. Be prepared for a steep walk up a choice of three different paths, but remember the views will make it all worth the effort.

Black Forest Open Air Museum

Vogtsbauernhof Open Air Museum

Open from late March until early November, the open-air museum at Vogtsbauernhof will give you and your groups an insight into how Black Forest farms were between the 16th and 18th century. You will have the opportunity to see a storehouse, bakery, stillhouse, grain mill and sawmill, as well as the farms themselves. A huge variety of traditional crafts are demonstrated every day and guided tours are also possible.

House of 1000 clocks

House of 1000 Clocks

For a more quirky visit, why not check out the House of 1000 Clocks, a store and tourist attraction with a huge variety of traditional German cuckoo clocks on display?

Black Forest cable car

Schauinsland Cable Car

The Schauinsland cable car is the longest of its kind in Germany, ascending over 700 meters across 3.6 km. The ride lasts 15 minutes each way and is a great way to see the Black Forest from above.

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