Christmas Markets For School Groups In Koblenz, Germany
Koblenz’s picturesque Christmas market is one of the largest in the Rhineland Palatinate and takes place in the old town close to the main shopping street.
Over 130 festively decorated wooden stalls
Traditional stolen bakery
Visit to the Romanticum Koblenz
A day in Cologne
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Koblenz’s picturesque Christmas market is one of the largest in the Rhineland Palatinate and takes place in the old town close to the main shopping street. There are over 130 festively decorated wooden stalls including a bakery baking stollen and other Christmas treats.
This is a historic city is at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle. It offers ancient bridges, an interesting old town, a large shopping centre, the 13th-century Liebfraukirche and the wine producers’ market place. See the magnificent statue of William I, Germany’s first emperor at the Deutches Eck or visit Romanticum – the city’s newest attraction. Take the cable car to the Ehrenbreitstein fortress towering above the city.
The interactive exhibition is housed in a stunning modern building, the Forum Confluentes culture centre. It brings to life fascinating aspects of the Middle Rhine Valley over an area of 800 m². Take a journey through time as a steamship passenger and experience the romance of the Rhine up close while getting to know the river and its legends and myths.
Spend the day in Cologne discovering the galleries, museums and architecture of the Rhineland’s capital city including the world heritage site of Cologne Cathedral. At the popular chocolate museum learn about the history and production of chocolate. Cologne has wonderful Christmas Markets during the advent period.
There are six themed zones to explore at this park: Fantasy, Deep in Africa, Berlin, Mystery, Mexico and China Town. For adrenaline thrills try the Black Mamba ride or Colorado Adventure – a mine train roller coaster. Visit the Mystery Castle or marvel at the Chinese acrobats. Image by Stefan Scheer GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons.
The pretty wine town of Rüdesheim is home to a whole host of museums, cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and the oldest castle in the Rhine Gorge. Wander along the pretty Drosselgasse with its taverns and shops. Take the chairlift to the Niederwald Monument which commemorates the re-establishment of the German empire. Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Cabinet, the Wine Museum or the gruesome Torture Museum.
Why groups like it:
- Take language practice beyond the classroom, engaging in spontaneous, unscripted conversations with native speakers
- Develop students’ confidence and fluency in a foreign language by speaking it in practical situations
- Experience another culture
- Develop students’ interest and enthusiasm for another country and its language
- Discover, explore and have fun with fellow students and teachers
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Develop speaking and listening skills through talking to native speakers in everyday situations
- Gain confidence by stretching their vocabulary
- Learn about German culture and the German people
- Strengthen existing friendships and make new friends