Group Travel Inspiration from Munich
Here's a rundown of our favourite things to do in Munich with a school tour group
If you’re hesitant about where to bring your students for an unforgettable school tour experience, look no further. Munich is the ideal location no matter what the season. Munich is the capital of Bavaria, Southern Germany, which means that you’re bound to see snow up until mid-February with beautiful views of the alps. Coming up to the end of the school year, temperatures can rise to thirty-five degrees in Summer. These conditions make it ideal to visit some of the city’s beautiful gardens and parks such as the English Gardens, which houses the famous Chinesischer Turm (Chinese Tower) or Flaucher, a stunning park on the Isar river which is located right next to the world’s first geo-zoo.
Not only does Munich offer beautiful natural parks and attractions, there also plenty of interesting and educational sights that would be ideal for your students. Why not visit Dachau Concentration Camp & Memorial site for an insight into the German concentration camps during WWII. Munich is famous for its museums being home to the BMW Museum and Audi Factory where some of the most breath-taking technology is displayed. Explore the world’s largest science and technology museum, the Deutsches Museum displays almost 28,000 fascinating objects.
Dachau Concentration Camp & Memorial Site
Dachau is a small, remote town located just thirty minutes outside of Munich via train. This small town is home to one of the grimmest sites in the world. In the twelve years of operation, over 200,000 civilians from across Europe were imprisoned here and of that number, 41,500 were murdered. It was the surviving prisoners that joined together to establish the memorial site in 1965. From its gas chambers to living quarters and prayer areas and not to mention the astonishing museum, there is no amount of time that would be sufficient as you will find yourself getting lost in the dark tales that Dachau has to offer. A chilling sight as you first step foot inside the camp as the gates read “Arbeit Macht Frei” which translates to the lie that is “work sets you free”.
BMW Museum, Audi Factory and Deutsches Museum
Munich is not only ideal for history students but also science and students of practical subjects such as Engineering and Physics. Germany is responsible for today’s most ground-breaking technologies. If you want to take your students on a school tour that really showcases these technologies, well then Munich is the place for you!
At BMW Welt (BMW World) you and your class can experience the history of a global brand and the future of mobility. Feast your eyes on the spectacular open architecture of BMW Welt. Take one of their guided tours to discover the fascination of the BMW Group and all its brands.
At the Audi Factory in Ingolstadt, you can experience the entire production process that goes into manufacturing the famous Audi car. Stand back in awe as you watch the fascinating dance of the welding robots building the car bodies. Here you can select your desired programme from their wide range of offerings, guaranteeing a memorable experience for you and your students.
The Deutsche Museum is one of the world’s leading technical museums, with an impressive collection of everything linked with technics - be it the V2 rocket, mining exhibition or even a coffee exhibition. At a discounted fee of €4.50, the Deutsches Museum is not to be missed.
Any student would be more than keen to visit the Allianz Arena, home to previous UEFA Champions League winners, FC Bayern Munich. The club was founded in 1900 by 11 football players, led by Franz John. Take a 60-minute tour of the stadium with a trained Arena guide where you can visit the players’ very own dressing room, tunnel, press conference area and many more areas. The Allianz Arena tour is ideal for groups with exceptional prices on offer. Bring football students here at your own risk as you might have a hard time retrieving them from the FC BAYERN STORE. If we haven’t persuaded you yet, take a virtual tour for yourself on the Allianz website. Fun fact à the Allianz also just won the bid to host the 2022 Champions League Final.
If you’re also on the hunt for some activities for your students to partake in while you can relax after a long couple of days of travelling, well then Therme Erding is the place for you. Enjoy your short holiday in the world’s largest thermal spa. Whether at adventure pool or sauna world, you can expect summer temperatures in all areas. On 2,700 meters of slides, big and small guests can let off steam on currently 27 water slides with 3 different difficulty levels. With their new Virtual Reality slide, adventurers can embark on a great voyage of discovery through the galaxy or jungle. A variety of different packages are available at Therme Erding which is located just 30 minutes from Munich City.
Munich also has some great spots to visit in the city centre, which are extremely popular with tourists all year round such as Marienplatz (shopping district), Neues Rathaus, Frauenkirche & Konigsplatz. Marienplatz and Konigsplatz are both ideal areas to wind down after a long day of visiting attractions with plenty of restaurants and cafes to relax in. If you have time, you have to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle, two hours south of Munich, which is one of Germany’s best-loved fairy-tale castles. If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, well then discover the Bavaria Filmstadt and take a guided tour through one of Europe’s largest movie-making studios. Everybody loves movies! If you do decide to go ahead and book a school tour with us, be sure to keep an eye on any events that you may be interested in. Munich always has lots of fun and interesting events taking place throughout the year, especially at Olympiapark, where sports events, festivals, exhibitions and concerts take place all year long. If you’re feeling brave enough, why not climb the Olympia Tower? And for those with a fear of heights, there’s always sea world next door!
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