Immersive learning and adventure in rural Germany
From the moment you set foot in the centre, all on-site activities and evening games are led in German by our experienced native Betreuers, to create a totally immersive language experience. Every opportunity is seized to encourage German language practise in real-life situations with a fully German team! Groups can spend two full days experiencing the on-site activities which include high ropes, climbing, GPS expedition, archery, rope bridge construction, go-kart building and more! These activities are a conduit to speaking the language. If students want to take part in the activity, they have to speak German! Your students will be making tangible improvements in their language speaking and confidence, whilst having fun and gaining invaluable team work skills.
National Park excursions offer plenty of fun for your school group. A popular visit is a walk around the beautiful Rurberg lake, followed by a boat trip, ending at the wonderful Eiscafe! The pretty resort town of Monschau and the wildlife park and bird of prey centre in Hellenthal are also very close by, or you can opt for a day at Phantasialand theme park, which is just an hour away and always proves a big hit with our groups.
Rhine-Westphalia is a year-round destination for schools and depending on when you choose to visit our knowledgeable team can recommend seasonal activities, traditions and festivals to match your educational objectives.
Low season travel offers excellent value for school groups and for Rhine-Westphalia, there are learning opportunities, activities and excursions all year round. Travelling during low season is cheaper, the excursions less crowded and the accommodation centre will be quieter meaning more round the clock attention for your students.
All year round excursions
- Monschau Glassworks
- Historic sawmill
- Freilichtmuseum Kommern (open-air museum)
- The Vogelsang Castle (dark Nazi past)
- Grube Wohlfahrt mine
- Remouchamps Caves ( February - November)
- Eifel-Therme Zikkurat (swimming pool, open all year round except September for 3 weeks)
- Kasselburg Eagle and Wolf Park
Spring / Summer Activities
- Summer tobogganing (Open April to October)
- Urft dam and boat trip back (Open April to October)
- Rursee Lake swimming and canoeing ( Summer months only)
- Monschau Christmas market