2021 Klukwan School German Cultural Journey

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the *Deal Name*! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, Pre-Enrollment, is meant to share exciting details, highlights and pertinent info that participants will want to know before enrolling. Once enrolled, the Post-Enrollment page, is meant to prepare travelers for participation on the adventure ahead. Please be sure to review the information on the appropriate page thoroughly and we can't wait to start our enriching adventure!
Travel Dates: June 5, 2021 - June 16, 2021
Group Organizer(s):
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Program Tuition: $3,990 USD - or - $3,890 USD with discount if paid in full
Airfare not included in program tuition
Estimated Airfare: $1,200

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There are two options for payment, including an easy installment plan.  Follow the option which works best for your family.

Program Tuition: $3,990

Pay in Full

Pay in full at the time of enrollment and receive a $100 discount off your program tuition! Payment with the discount would be:

$3,890.00

due today

Payment Plan

Pay a $500 deposit at the time of enrollment and establish a monthly payment plan. If you enroll today, your estimated* monthly payments would be:

$581.67

per month

* This is an approximate price. Your exact total will be confirmed by the Admissions Team upon enrollment.

All prices in United States Dollars.

Germany Cultural Journey

Willkommen!

Germany has long been called the land of Dichter und Denker – poets and thinkers. However, contemporary Germany is also the land for travelers and explorers seeking multicultural and dynamic cities, bucolic villages, and pristine nature. Ride a bike along an old airport tarmac in Berlin, travel by solar-powered ferry across an Alpine lake, watch the wind turbines and half-timbered houses whiz by through the window of a high-speed train as part of your German adventure. Get an up-close view of Germany that goes beyond Sauerkraut and Bratwurst.

Custom programs in Germany are ideal not just for German language teachers but also educators in history, STEM, government/civics, and the fine arts.

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys

Cultural Journeys provide deep insight into the history, culture, and natural heritage of our host countries through authentic immersive experiences. Students will explore ancient ruins, sample new foods, and develop valuable leadership skills.

Program Highlights


Check out some of the featured experiences of your program!

Visit a German school

Stay in a medieval castle once home to emperors and knights in Nuremberg

Ride a solar-powered ferry across one of Europe's largest freshwater lakes, the Bodensee.

Learn about art, science, history, and local food in the dynamic city of Munich

Explore a medieval cathedral

Explore the bustling city of Frankfurt

Bike through the medieval streets of historic Nuremberg

Conquer a ropes course and hike with a ranger at a clean energy hostel in the Black Forest.

The Itinerary


We work hard to create safe, engaging, and immersive itineraries for our travelers, but given the unpredictable nature of international travel we must remain flexible in our planning. Changes to a schedule are uncommon but if inclement weather pushes us off course or an unexpected opportunity arises which travelers are excited about, we reserve the right to adjust programming in the best interest of the group. 

DayLocationDescriptionLodging
1USA - FrankfurtFlight to Frankfurt. Rest up for our upcoming adventure!Flight
2Airport to NurembergToday we'll arrive in Frankfurt and then we will hop on a train for a short trip to the medieval city of Nuremberg. Once we are settled in our hotel in the historic town center we can gaze up at the Imperial Castle and stroll past medieval half-timbered houses and churches on our way to an early dinner.Nuremberg Hotel
3NurembergThe best way to explore a new city is by bicycle and we will start our first full day in Germany with a bike tour encompassing Nuremberg's varied past - as both a trading mecca in the Holy Roman Empire and a center for political rallies during the Third Reich. We will also get a chance to try the local specialty - Nuremberger Bratwurst. Later in the day we will explore the home of one of Nuremberg's most heralded sons - Renaissance artist Albrecht Duerer.Nuremberg Hotel
4NurembergToday we will have an in-depth exploration of Nuremberg's connection to the Third Reich at the Documentation Center on former Nazi Party rally grounds. Afterwards we will have time together to decompress and process what are sure to be emotional impressions.Nuremberg Hotel
5To MunichAfter a quick train ride to the Bavarian capital of Munich we will take a tour of this dynamic city. We will be able to enjoy lunch from local vendors at the Viktualien Market. Then a host of interactive displays on all scientific subjects await us at the Deutsches Museum.Munich Hotel
6To Konstanz - BodenseeA four-hour train trip will take us to the town of Constance on the shores of the Bodensee (Lake Constance) at the corner of Germany that meets Austria and Switzerland. We will take a tour on a solar-powered ferry to experience firsthand how this region embraces alternative energy.Konstanz Hotel
7KonstanzWe are off on bikes to explore the medieval monasteries and nature preserves of Reichenau Island, the Bodensee's largest island just outside of Constance.Konstanz Hotel
8To Feldberg (Schwarzwald)Today's train trip will bring us to yet another new ecosystem as we enter the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). We will stay at a hostel just below the summit of the Feldberg that uses renewable energy and local organic produce for all of its meals. We can make the short trek to the nearly 5,000-foot summit of the Feldberg before a relaxing dinner and campfire.Naturfreundehaus Feldberg
9Feldberg (Schwarzwald)We'll put on our hiking boots for a ranger walk through virgin forest before having time for individual reflections in this beautiful locale and some ecology workshops at the hostel.Feldberg
10Feldberg (Schwarzwald)Today we will take advantage of our stunning location to participate in a workshop on local flora and fauna. Alternately, we may try our hands at archery and a team-building ropes course.Feldberg
11To FrankfurtFor our final day we will travel back to Frankfurt where we will discover why this German metropole is dubbed "Mainhattan." We'll have an early farewell dinner to share any poetry, writing or art we have completed during the program.Frankfurt Hotel, near Airport
12Depart FrankfurtAfter breakfast we'll board a plane back across the Atlantic. Auf Wiedersehen!Your own bed!

Accommodations


In order to provide a safe and memorable experience for travelers, we follow strict guidelines when choosing our accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels which are centrally located, clean, safe and wifi-enabled. 

For rooming, travelers are grouped by gender, and will never share rooms with people who are not associated with their group.  Non-binary travelers are accommodated. Group Organizers and Program Leaders, along with any other traveling adult, are roomed separately from students.
Below are the hotels we anticipate using on your trip, subject to availability. 
Haus International München

Haus International is a hostel located in the Schwabing district of the city. This hostel includes free Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast buffet. Haus International comfortably sleeps up to 8 students per room. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Jugendherberge Konstanz

Jugendherberge Konstanz is a hostel located in a former lighthouse directly on the banks of Lake Constance. Most rooms offer 4 beds, with ensuite bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

DJH Jugendherberge Nürnberg

Hostel located inside a medieval castle, located on a hill overlooking the town center. Each room can comfortably sleep up to 6 people and has its own ensuite bathroom. Breakfast is included and free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

NaturFreundehaus Feldberg

NaturFreundehaus Feldberg is a mountain hostel with multi-bed rooms in a nature preserve. They use renewable energy for all electricity, heating and water. They also serve local and organic food in the cafeteria. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Three Little Pigs Hostel

Three Little Pigs Hostel is a located in the superb of Mitte. This location offers options for up to 8 people comfortably sleeping per room. There are shared toilets and showers in the hall which are separated by gender. In addition, there is a breakfast buffet and bike rentals available. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Cityherberge

Cityherberge is hotel and hostel situated in the town center and within walking distance to main train station. This locations offers rooms for up to 4 people and includes a breakfast buffet. Shared toilets and showers are located in the hall which are separated by gender. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

 

 

DJH Youth Hostel Freiburg

DJH Youth Hostel Freiburg is located on the edge of town and adjacent to a protected natural area. The hostel can accommodate 2-4 beds per room, and many include ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast is included and options for lunch and dinner packages can be found in the cafeteria. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the common areas keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Frankfurt Hostel

Frankfurt Hostel offers bedrooms for up to 4 people that include ensuite bathrooms. This hostel is centrally located and within walking distance of public transportation, landmarks and public facilities. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Halberstaedter Hof

Halberstaedter Hof is a 3-star hotel situated in the old historic part of Halberstad. They offer single and double rooms with ensuite bathrooms and a breakfast buffet. Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

DJH Jugendherberge Bremen

DJH Jugendherberge Bremen is a hostel centrally located along the Weser River. This hostel offers 2, 4, or 6-bed rooms all with ensuite bathrooms. Breakfast buffet is included with options for lunch and dinner (for an additional cost). Free Wi-Fi access throughout the building keeps everyone feeling connected. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Havenhostel

Havenhostel is a 3-star hostel just outside of town center with easy access to public transit.  This hostel has bedrooms  for up to 6 people with ensuite bathrooms, TVs and free Wi-Fi. In addition, each bedroom is decorated with  a unique and clean design. Students will be grouped in their rooms according to gender and availability.

Safety and Support


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COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

Thank you for giving my son a memorable lifetime experience. [There was] constant contact with the parents with updates and photos to ensure us about the students’ safety and that they were doing well. [The Program Leader] and the teachers were outstanding. Couldn’t have had anyone else better to do the job than they have done.

Michele
Parent of Benjamin, traveler on Costa Rica Service Adventure

Your Adventure Includes

Estimated Airfare

In order to give our travelers the best possible price, we break out airfare from the Program Tuition. We will still handle all booking and ticketing via our flight partner who has access to special fares not available to the general public. You will be invoiced for the flight once we are able to secure the group’s airline contract.

Program Tuition Excludes: Premiere Travel insurance, baggage fees, airline minor fees, passport/visa fees, laundry, souvenirs, and activities not listed on itinerary.

 

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