Hamburg Particle Physics

from £350pp

Based on 4 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools, International Schools


From Physics, to Medicine, to climate change: Hamburg is a renowned research location with several prestigious institutions and facilities.  A visit to one of these centres is a fantastic way to introduce your students to Particle Physics and the world of scientific research.

While Hamburg is known for its famous harbour area, it’s also home to a wide variety of museums, making it an exciting destination for GCSE or A Level students considering a career in the sciences.

Our Suggested Itinerary

  1. Day 1

    Flight to Hamburg.

    Transfer to accommodation, and free time to settle in and explore.

  2. Day 2

    Visit to a German national research centre (DESY) to learn about particle accelerators that are used to investigate the structure of matter.

    Free time at the heart of the city, the Jungfernstieg promenade – a diverse connection between the Inner Alster Lake and its surrounding shops and attractions!

    Visit Hamburg’s impressive Rathaus - the city’s parliament and senate assemble here!

  3. Day 3

    Visit to the Museum der Arbeit, where your students will learn all about working and living over the last 150 years.  Join a guided tour to explore the social cultural and economic effects of industrialisation.

    Relax in the Hamburger Stadtpark.  With more than 150 hectares, it has become know as a true "multicultural location" to city’s locals!

    Enjoy an educational, laser show performance at the Hamburg Planetarium.  Under the dome awaits a "multimedia orchestra", ready to immerse students in a cosmic, all-round environment of images, sound and live performance.

  4. Day 4

    Morning cruise around the Port of Hamburg – one of the world's most flexible, high-performance universal ports! Hop aboard a cruise around the port to learn all about its history and trade.

    Free time at the port for lunch – we'd recommend the city’s famous "Fischbrötchen”, which is commonly eaten in Hamburg due to the region's proximity to the North and Baltic Seas!

    Return flight home.

A&O Hamburg Hauptbahnhof


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DESY national research centre

Hamburg Particle Physics

from £350pp

Based on 4 days

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