German Language Trip to the Rhineland

The Rhine valley with its sweeping vineyards, half-timbered houses and imposing castles conjures up the classic images of Germany. The Rhine valley offers visitors an enormous variety of excursions.

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Alda Whaley, Head of Modern Languages, Beacon Academy, East Sussex

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"Students gained an insight into German life, history, culture and spoke some German."

Carol Ringhofer, Head of German, Freman College, Hertfordshire

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“Pupils had the opportunity to find out about German history (Dachau Concentration Camp and Neuschwanstein Castle), practise German through tasks given by staff each day.”

Jackie, Head of German, Essex

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“The walking tour was delivered in English and German, allowing the pupils to learn lots of new words. The pupils were encouraged to only speak German to hostel staff. Pupils...

Rachel, Teacher of Modern Language, Avon

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“The boys’ motivation in German has improved with lots of them trying out skills they have worked on at school.”

Mitch, Head of German, Hertfordshire

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“The programme linked up with our curriculum needs in most areas. The educational benefits were cultural, emotional and linguistic.”

Cathy, Party Leader, Oxfordshire

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“The lessons covered some of the topics we have currently on our Scheme of Work for June. Students benefitted from learning German in a different environment with different teachers.”

Ondrej, Teacher of MFL, Berkshire

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“The students benefitted from speaking German, experiencing a new culture and visiting a lovely part of Germany.”

Carol, Head of German, Hertfordshire

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“Our students enjoyed all the excursions. They all really enjoyed swimming and Phantasialand and we managed to have a disco on the last night too.”

Ondrej, Teacher of Modern Languages, Berkshire

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“For the students it was a great experience, travelling abroad, getting to know new people, acting responsibly and representing the school abroad.”

Carol, Head of German, Hertfordshire

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“I travelled with another company with a younger year group, there were not a patch on you. “

Alda, Head of Modern Languages, East Sussex

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“As always, it was a pleasure working with Club Europe. I have recommended the company to other colleagues in my department too as I have been consistently impressed with the...

Rachel, Teacher of Modern Languages, Bristol

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“Same time, same place next year please!”

Carol, Teacher of Modern Languages, Hertfordshire

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Overall, I think that this is one of the most enjoyable trips I have been on - thank you, Club Europe.

Monique, Language Teacher, Slough

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  • Bonn - Former capital of West Germany and the birthplace of Beethoven.
  • Cologne - See the 750 year old cathedral and visit the chocolate factory and museum.
  • Phantasialand - A thrilling theme park with rollercoasters, log flumes and flight simulator.
  • Burg Rheinfels - Beautiful hilltop 13th century castle.
  • Rhine cruise - Enjoy an afternoon on the river.

Where to stay

The course is based in a variety of accommodation including Bacharach Youth Hostel, a medieval castle, perched on the cliffs overlooking the Rhine valley. Groups stay in 10 bedded dorm rooms high up in the tower overlooking the valley. The hostel has a central courtyard which can be used for meals or socialising.

What our language course offers

  • Teaching in small groups of 15 students.
  • All teachers are qualified to teach German as a foreign language.
  • Dynamic and interactive lessons.
  • All levels of German catered for.
  • Daily language lessons.
  • All language lessons held at your accommodation centre.

Sample Itinerary

Day One

Travel to your accommodation in the German Rhineland and spend the evening exploring the local area.

Day Two

Morning language lesson. Afternoon visit to Castle Rheinfels and the town of St Goar. Evening's bowling.

Day Three

Morning language lesson. Afternoon visit to Boppard and the chairlift en route to Koblenz for shopping with your new language skills.

Day Four

Morning language lesson. Afternoon cruise on a Rhine steamer. Games and quiz evening at your accommodation.

Day Five

Morning departure for travel back to school.

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Alexandra, Head of Physics, Alleyn’s School London

"I have had excellent service as always. We used the sites as sources of historical evidence to aid GCSE performance. All aspects of the trip were very well organised."

Patrick, History Teacher, Hampshire.

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