2021 Klukwan School German Cultural Journey
|Travel Dates:||June 5, 2021 - June 16, 2021|
Airfare not included in program tuition
There are two options for payment, including an interest-free installment plan. Follow whichever works best for your family.
Program Tuition: $3,990
Pay in Full
All prices in United States Dollars.
Germany Cultural Journey
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 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.
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.
We do everything possible to run safe, engaging, and immersive programs 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.
|1||USA - Frankfurt||Flight to Frankfurt. Rest up for our upcoming adventure!||Flight|
|2||Airport to Nuremberg||Today 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|
|3||Nuremberg||The 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|
|4||Nuremberg||Today 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|
|5||To Munich||After 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|
|6||To Konstanz - Bodensee||A 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|
|7||Konstanz||We 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|
|8||To 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|
|9||Feldberg (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|
|10||Feldberg (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|
|11||To Frankfurt||For 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|
|12||Depart Frankfurt||After breakfast we'll board a plane back across the Atlantic. Auf Wiedersehen!||Your own bed!|
In order to provide a safe and memorable experience, we follow strict guidelines when choosing program accommodations. Walking Tree partners with locally-operated, three-star equivalent hotels and guest houses which are centrally located, clean and safe.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
This was our daughter’s 2nd trip with Walking Tree. In 2016, she took her school’s first trip with Walking Tree to Ecuador, and absolutely loved it. Once again, the Walking Tree representative was excellent. My daughter said Ben really made the trip, and worked hard to keep the group happy. Other positives: communication before the trip, website outline, daily blogs and trip photos. Very professional organization. We feel very secure sending our student out into the world with Walking Tree.
Parent of Olivia, traveler on California Cultural Journey
Your Adventure Includes
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. Once confirmed, you will be invoiced for the flight roughly 75 days prior to travel.
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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