Famous for its spectacular cathedral, carnival and Christmas markets, Cologne is also the beating heart of Germany’s industrial Rhineland. The region has a rich history of scientific discoveries, including our most famous prehistoric relatives, the Neanderthals.
Cologne is an excellent base for exploring the Rhineland’s science museums, including the high-tech, hands-on Odysseum, and Sea Life aquarium. A highlight is the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) School Lab, a former astronaut training facility where students can experience a day in the life of an aerospace researcher. Why not round off your trip with an unforgettable day at Phantasialand, one of Germany’s most popular theme parks?
Our Suggested Itinerary
Travelling by coach.
Travel overnight to Cologne.
Arrive in Cologne and freshen up at your accommodation.
Visit the famous Gothic Cathedral and climb the 500 steps of the cathedral tower for a magnificent view over the Rhine.
In the afternoon, shop for souvenirs in the Old Town.
Take part in a full-day programme at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) School Lab, conducting your own experiments and experiencing a day in the life of an aerospace researcher.
In the morning visit the Odysseum, a high-tech, interactive science & technology museum, with topics ranging from archaeology to astronomy.
Later in the afternoon, admire the many sea creatures on display at Sea Life Königswinter.
Feel the effects of gravity at Phantasialand theme park!
Return journey to school.
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