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School German Culture Trip to Black Forest

Take a German school trip to the Black Forest and watch your students fall in love with Germany!

Germany’s Black Forest has always been a popular destination for school trips and language tours. The region borders both France and Switzerland and is an area of beautiful forests with clear lakes and rolling hills.

This area of Germany is famous for its local crafts, such as cuckoo clocks, glass blowing and cakes, so there’s lots to keep your students entertained and give them a glimpse into the traditional side of Germany, as well as offering them plenty of opportunity to practise their German language skills. You'll be able to visit Freiburg,  safe, student-friendly city which can be explored on foot. And Strasbourg and the European Parliament are also close. You could even choose to visit the spectacular Rhine Falls in Switzerland, or spend the day at Europapark theme park!

Sample itinerary

Day 1/4

MorningMorning

Depart school

Channel crossing

EveningEvening Arrive hotel and have evening meal

Day 2/4

MorningMorning Visit Freiburg and explore town with a guided tour
AfternoonAfternoon Ride the Schauinsland cable car for stunning views across the region
EveningEvening Evening meal in accommodation

Day 3/4

MorningMorning Visit Black Forest Open Air Museum
AfternoonAfternoon

Guided tour of Eble Uhren-Park

Drive to Triberg and explore the area around the Triberg Waterfall

EveningEvening Evening meal in accommodation followed by leaving disco

Day 4/4

MorningMorning Depart for Calais for ferry/Eurotunnel crossing
EveningEvening Arrive back at school

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:8
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconMotorway tolls and taxes
  • tick iconReturn Channel crossings
  • tick iconReturn executive coach travel
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators

Activities

Black Forest Open Air Museum

Black Forest Open Air Museum

Find out all about life and work in the Black Forest over the last 400 years. As well as the farmhouses that represent… Read more

Dorotheenhütte Glass Factory

Dorotheenhütte Glass Factory

Located in Wolfach, the Dorotheenhütte glass factory displays many examples of glassblowing all done… Read more

Eble-Uhren Park

Eble-Uhren Park

The Eble family have been making traditional clocks in the Black Forest since 1900. From humble beginnings, their… Read more

Europa Park

Europa Park

Germany's largest adventure park boasts 13 themed areas based on different European countries and comprises over 100… Read more

Freiburg

Freiburg

Freiburg is the gateway to the Black Forest in the south-western part of Germany and lies close to France and Switzerla… Read more

Rhine Falls

Rhine Falls

The Rhine Falls are the largest waterfalls in Europe and offer a spectacular showpiece to visitors. Located near the tow… Read more

Schauinsland Cable Car

Schauinsland Cable Car

A pleasurable and impressive way to spend your free-time in Freiburg during any time of the year: the cable car gives… Read more

Steinwasen Park

Steinwasen Park

Situated in the high Black Forest, Steinwasen Park is a magnet to nature, as well as thrillseekers. There is the chance … Read more

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg is the intellectual and economic capital of Alsace. Its privileged geographical situation as a centre of in… Read more

Titisee

Titisee

A hundred years ago there were just about a handful of farmhouses in this location, until the year 1929 the settlement… Read more

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Accommodation

Hotel Renchtalblick
Hotel Sonnenmatte
Hotel Renchtalblick

Hotel Renchtalblick offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel has been family-owned for several generations.


All rooms at the Renchtalblick were renovated in 2013 and are decorated on various themes. All have a a flat-screen TV and a modern bathroom, and almost all have a balcony.

A German-style breakfast buffet is available each morning. The hotel restaurant serves German food and specialities from the Alsace region.

The Renchtalblick’s terrace offers views of the Black Forest and the town centre. 

Facilities for children at the Renchtalblick include a playground and a bowling alley.

Hotel Sonnenmatte

This family-run guest house is set in countryside in the South West Corner of Germany, just 9 hours from Calais. A short drive to the slopes of Feldberg, close to Lake Titisee and the Badeparadies Water Park is nearby too. 

Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms, and adults in twins. All rooms are en-suite and some have balconies. 

Breakfast and evening meal are served every day in the hotel's traditional on-site restaurant. Snacks and drinks are available from reception in the evenings.

The hotel also offers its guests use of free WiFi, a lounge, and terrace with BBQ facilities.

Reviews

Archbishop Ilsley RC School, October 2018

Fantastic as ever. Thank you.

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Sam Axon - Tour Adviser

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

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