German School Trips to Munich, Germany
- Art and architecture
- Cultural heritage
- Food and drink
- Travel and tourism
- Youth culture
As Germany’s third largest city, Munich is modern and cosmopolitan whilst still retaining its rich Bavarian culture and charm. Whether you wander through central Marienplatz, witness the unmistakable Frauenkirche, relax in the leafy Englischer Garten or take a trip to the impressive Allianz Arena, you’re sure to come across city slickers dressed head-to-toe in the latest fashion trends walking side-by-side with locals in Lederhosen and Dirndl dresses!
This city is the perfect base to discover the beautiful state of Bavaria or even venture over the border to Austria’s breathtaking Salzburg. Students will not only be able to practise their Hochdeutsch, but perhaps pick up a few Bavarian and Austrian phrases too!Get in Touch
Munich Language Recommended Visits
Munich offers a wide range of language and cultural visits, making it perfect for students of all ages and language ability levels. Here are just a few of our most recommended visits.
Guided Tour of Munich
An expertly guided tour of the city allows you to find out more about the interesting culture, diverse history and famous landmarks of Munich. Visit the city’s oldest church, the Peterskirche, pass by the New Town Hall with its famous Glockenspiel and stand in awe of the distinct architecture found at the Frauenkirche – a great way to start your trip and get your bearings of the city! The tourist office provide excellent guides on a variety of walking tours across the city.
Depending on the level of your student’s language skills, the tour guide may be able to conduct elements of the tour in German in order to improve their understanding whilst gaining an introduction to the historical sites and culture of the city.
This impressive palace was built to celebrate the birth of Elector Ferdinand Maria’s son and long-awaited heir to the throne, Max Emanuel. The architect Agostino Barelli was instructed to build a summer residence west of Munich. The simple cube-shaped building, begun in 1664, was enlarged under Max Emanuel and Karl Albrecht from plans by Henrico Zuccalli and Joseph Effner.
A tour of this grand palace allows you to see many of the original features of the palace including the great hall, the Queen’s bedroom which was the birthplace of King Ludwig II and the Palace Chapel.
A famous feature of the palace is the ‘Gallery of Beauties’, painted for King Ludwig I by Joseph Stieler, which are now in display in the former dining room.
Audio guides are a great way to learn more about the palace and its history and these are available in either German or English depending on the level of you student’s language skills. It is also possible to enjoy a guided tour of the palace and its grounds.
One of the most visited palaces and castles in Europe, Schloss Neuschwanstein welcomes over 1.4 million visitors every year who flock here to see the “castle of the fairy-tale King.” King Ludwig II ordered the construction of the palace as he was inspired by the idea of rebuilding an existing ruin “in the authentic style of the old German knights’ castles”, as he wrote in a letter to Richard Wagner. The castle was built on a rugged hill against a backdrop of picturesque mountain scenery by Eduard Riedel and Georg Dollmann from idealized sketches by the scene painter Christian Jank.
Just a couple of months after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886 the palace was opened to visitors. While the building itself imitates the 13th-century Romanesque style, the paintings inside predominantly depict scenes from Wagner’s operas such as “Tannhäuser” and “Lohengrin”. The palace and it’s gardens can be explored independently or for a more thorough insight into the history and cultural significance of this palace today, why not opt for a guided tour? A guided tour will take you through all the rooms of the palace from the servants’ rooms on the first upper floor to the apartments and state rooms of the King on the third and fourth floors.
Information plaques throughout are a great way for students to practise their language reading skills whilst a guided tour partly or fully in German can be arranged for slightly more advanced groups.
Take the Film Express through Germany’s Film City, where around 150 hours of German cinema and TV films are produced every year. This was the birthplace of films such as “Das Boot”, “Cabaret”, “The Never-ending Story” and many other German TV series.
Guided tours take about 90 minutes during which a tour guide will lead your group on a journey through the exciting decades of German and international film history, providing you with an overview of the studio as you go. Stunt shows will keep your pupils entertained as they learn the tricks of the German film trade and a 4D motion simulator cinema is sure to take their breath away.
Take a walk through the grounds of the 1972 Olympic Games and view the revolutionary modern architecture including sweeping canopies of acrylic glass and steel cables to imitate the Alps and a beautiful boat lake. Since it’s opening in 1972 it is reported that this magnificent structure has hosted 31 world, 12 European and 96 German championships as well as a wide variety of other events including concerts and exhibitions.
You can opt for an unguided visit of the park or find out more about how things work behind the scenes by taking a guided tour. This one hour tour will take you through the changing rooms, up to the former boxes of FSC Bayern Munchen and TSV 1860 and even gives the football fans amongst you the chance to showcase their skills as they shoot at the goal wall. This is the perfect visit for sports fans!
At a height of 291.28 metres, the Olympic Tower is three times the height of the Frauenkirche spires and from the viewing platform at 190m you can enjoy great views of Munich. If the weather is good, you will also get a spectacular view of the Alps – an excursion not to be missed!
Cross the border for the day and visit one of Austria’s finest cities, Salzburg. Unspoilt countryside with unique natural attractions and a beautiful old town centre offer visitors enchanting variety. The city’s magnificent Baroque town centre is rated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site and can easily be explored on foot. Anyone interested in Austrian art, culture and music will find plenty to keep them occupied all day long.
There are plenty of opportunities for students to practise their language skills as they explore the city’s sights. Negotiate your way up to the Hohensalzburg Fortress using the funicular railway; take a tour of Mozart’s birthplace and residence or opt for a spot of shopping in the Getreidegasse
Viktualienmarkt, the city’s oldest food market is always bustling with locals doing their shopping, enjoying a beer or grabbing some lunch at one of the stalls selling traditional produce. This is the perfect place for your students to practise their German, listening in to the many conversations happening around them or buying a Weisswurst and a pretzel.
Only a few steps from Marienplatz, this is Munich’s most popular open air market. With fresh fruit and vegetables, traditional Bavarian Schweinshax’n and Speck, cheeses from all over Europe, herbs and honey products; this visit will bombard your senses! The market also plays a big cultural role, hosting a number of traditional events such as the Fasching festivities and the masked dance of the market women on Shrove Tuesday.
Most stalls are open from Monday to Saturday 9am until 6pm so it’s easy for us to build a trip to the market into your bespoke itinerary.
The Allianz Arena
Opened in 2005, the Allianz Arena is one of the finest football stadiums in the world. This modern stadium has a capacity of nearly 70,000 people. A guided tour in German would be a sure hit for those wanting to practise sport and leisure vocabulary.
The most spectacular aspect of the futuristic construction is the lighting – the façade lights up in various colours depending on which home team is playing, TSV 1860 Munchen or FC Bayern Munchen. Take a guided tour to discover the changing rooms, dugouts and press rooms and discover how this €340 million construction has become one of the city’s most dynamic businesses.
Language tuition in Munich
Our partner language school has been offering language instruction to school groups, adults and businesses since 1970. The institute was awarded the Language Travel Magazine Star Award in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012, as voted for by thousands of travel agencies worldwide.
Today they have 4 schools across Germany and we work closely with those located in Munich and Berlin. The teachers, who are all native speakers, will plan the programme around your specific wishes, allowing for a combination of lessons in and outside the classroom suitable for the varying ability of your students.
Location – 15 minute walk from the A&O Hostel, next to the central station and just a 15 minute walk to the centre of town.
Lesson duration – typically 45 minutes sessions.
Maximum class size – 15 students.
- Guided walking tour.
- Tour of the Hofbräuhaus.
- Guided tour of the Neuschwanstein Castle.
Get in touch with our expert team on 01332 347 828 for more information about adding language tuition to your trip to Munich.
Munich Sample Itineraries
Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives. Your dedicated School Tour Coordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group, but just to get you inspired, we have outlined the itinerary created for one of our clients below.
Dates: 2nd – 6th July
Passengers: 30 students and 3 teachers
Accommodation: The A&O Hostel Munchen Hackerbrücke
Board Basis: Half Board
Overview of visits: Neuschwanstein Castle, Marienplatz, Dom, Theatinerplatz, BMW World, Olympic park, English Garden, Hellabrunn Zoo, Residenz, Hofbräuhaus, Viktualienmarkt.
The group arrived in Munich late afternoon transferring immediately to their hostel for check in, and an evening meal before settling down for a much needed nights rest.View the full day-by-day itinerary
It was an early start for the group their coach departed for a visit to Neuschwanstein, one of Germany’s most visited castles. Built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria in honour of his favourite composer, Richard Wagner, it was an impressive start to the day. After the collection of tickets and a short walk up to the castle, the group took part in an hour long guided tour, before sitting down to eat lunch. The remainder of the afternoon was spent exploring their surroundings, before returning by coach to the hostel for an evening meal, and evening at leisure.
“Our best moment... Neuschwanstein, including walking up and down to/from the castle and the picnic and games played by the stream.”
Day three started with free time for the group to explore Munich’s city centre, and the sights of the Marienplatz – the central square in Munich, and the cathedral Dom zu Unserer Lieben Frau or ‘Cathedral of Our Dear Lady’. They then made their way on foot to the English Garden, Munich’s largest park where they spent time relaxing in the sunshine while eating a picnic style lunch. The afternoon began with a visit to BMW World, where the group had the opportunity to see BMW’s latest range of cars and motorcycles, followed by a visit to the neighbouring Olympic Park where they had free time to explore the park before travelling up the Olympic Tower. Returning to their hostel in the early evening, the group spent their time playing football and a host of competitive games.
Today the group went to the Hellabrunn Zoo, where the animals live according to the nature of their geographical home. Leaving the zoo mid-afternoon, there was just enough time for the group to visit the Marienplatz, where they had free time to explore the sights they had missed on the day before. The group then returned to the hostel for their evening meal before heading out for an evening at the local swimming pool.
After checking out, the group had the morning free to further explore Munich’s city centre. After a spot of lunch the group then returned to the hostel to collect their bags before making their way to the airport for their return journey home.
This friendly family run hotel is located right in the city centre with excellent links to all the major public transport networks, providing easy access to the attractions of this Bavarian capital. All rooms come with private bathroom facilities and flat screen TV.
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