Modern Foreign Languages School Trip To Bremen
The North German cities of Bremen and Bremerhaven are a great place to improve your German language skills.
Experience changing global climates at the Climate House
Bremen Town Hall and Bremen Market Center
A visit to the Universum Bremen Science Centre
German Emigration Center, Bremerhaven
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
Take a guided walking tour through historic Bremen, and see the UNESCO world heritage sites of the Town Hall and Roland Statue. There’s the bronze statue of the Bremen Town Musicians, St Peter’s Cathedral Protestant/Lutheran church with a history spanning more than 1,200 years, the Böttcherstrasse where the coopers used to make barrels, and the Schnoor district with its maze of narrow lanes and medieval houses.
Built in the early 15th century this magnificent UNESCO world heritage site is considered one of the finest civic buildings in Germany. The Town hall bears witness to the importance of maritime trade for this Hanseatic city and model ships hang from the ceiling in the upper hall where the city council used to meet. Other special attractions are the art nouveau golden chamber and the oldest wine cellar in Germany.
This curiously shaped silver interactive Museum brings Science to life .The Science Centre has over three hundred interactive exhibits on the themes Technology, Humans and Nature. There is also an outdoor discovery area with numerous interactive exhibits on the theme of movement including an Earth Xylophone and the 27m high Discovery Tower.
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This green science centre is home to over half the world’s species of wild rhododendron. Learn more about Far East cultures on an expedition through enchanting worlds of the Himalayan Mountains, Asia and tropical rain forests of Japan and Borneo. Visit the discovery centre with its multi-media exhibits and the green-houses to learn more about how biology and the environment are interconnected.
This natural history and ethnographical museum is one of the most important cultural institutions in North Germany covering the world from the Silk Road in Asia to the African Savannah exploring nature, culture and trading. The museum also looks at themes which affect the planet such as climate change, migration, and globalisation.
The gallery has a collection of International modern art and European art including paintings, sculpture, drawings and prints from the renaissance to the modern day. There is an important collection of 19th and 20th century French and German paintings including works by Monet, Manet, Cezanne, Liebermann, Beckmann and Modersohn-Becker.
Visit the Werder Bremen football stadium and “Wuseum” close to the river Weser and follow the history of the green and white team. Take a guided tour which includes the away dressing room, the press conference room and VIP areas and see the championship shield and DFB cup from 2004, the year of a double win.
Travelbound can arrange language lessons at a local language school. This gives students a chance to work on grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Afterwards, they can use what they have learned in a real context. Focused study combined with immersion in the language leads to the speedy development of more advanced skills.
This is considered one of the most attractive in Germany with 170 stalls in the market place around the UNESCO World Heritage Town Hall, Roland Statue and St Peter’s Cathedral. The Schlachte-Zauber along the river Weser is a medieval Christmas market which has a maritime flavour set by the boats along the quayside.
The imposing Valentin U-Boat pen is the second largest above ground bunker in Europe and formed part of a large-scale Nazi armament project. Built using forced labour this vast bunker is today a memorial site and a circular trail with information points, which run through and around the pen. There is an information centre and multi-media guides and guided tours are available.
This unique and impressive science centre showcases the different climate zones along the 8th degree of longitude. From hot to cold, dry to humid visitors experience recreated environments and understand the challenges and how people adapt to live in different climatic conditions. Guided Scientific tours are available or short introductory lectures by one of in house scientists.
This museum looks at the theme of migration. Between 1830 and 1974, more than 7 million Europeans emigrated overseas via Bremerhaven mostly to the New World. Follow the journey of an emigrant from the quayside farewell, the journey on board ship and the arrival in New York. Follow personal stories and also learn about those who came to Germany to start a new life.
The German Maritime Museum in Bremerhaven looks at the history of seafaring and the development of navigation. There are a variety of ships in the museum and the museum port. The museum covers sail and steam to submarines and modern high tech yachts. The museum has the oldest Hanseatic cog ship in the world dating from 1380.
This is Germany’s smallest and most modern zoo specialising in aquatic and Nordic species including polar bears, Humboldt penguins, polar foxes and seals. Glass windows allow you to view the animals on land or under-water. In contrast there are monkeys in a different environment as sea-farers brought monkeys back to Bremerhaven from their foreign travels.
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
- Experience learning outside the classroom in another country – the language, culture, history and geography
- Practise speaking a foreign language
- Build confidence and learn to value the skills and techniques needed for personal and team success
- Broaden the mind with the study of another culture
- Discover and have fun with fellow students and teachers
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Visit a foreign country and experience another language and culture
- Gain independence and self-confidence
- Strengthen existing friendships and make new friends
- Understand more about history
- Modern exhibition concepts allow the present to be understood by viewing the past
- Understand personal organisation, co-operating and working with others in a variety of environments