2022 Bolt Academy Germany Program

Dear Families, Friends, and Travelers – Welcome to the 2022 Bolt Academy Germany Program! We have created two webpages dedicated to this exciting program so that travelers are as informed as possible throughout the process. The first page, the Pre-Enrollment page, 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 get excited for Deutschland!
Travel Dates: June 1, 2022 - June 10, 2022
Dates are tentative
Group Organizer(s):
WTT Contact:
Deadline(s): Enrollment deadline forthcoming

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

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

Get to know multicultural Berlin with a mosque visit and meal in a Turkish restaurant

Enter the Berlin underground through its tunnels, bunkers, and secret passageways

Explore a medieval cathedral

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. 

DayLocationDescriptionMealsLodging
1USA - BerlinFlight to Berlin. Rest up for our upcoming adventure!D (Airline)Flight
2BerlinToday we'll arrive in Berlin, get settled in our hotel, and enjoy a short stroll along the Unter den Linden boulevard to see the iconic Brandenburg Gate and the historical center before dinner. We will make sure to have an early evening after the long flight.B (Airline); L, DBerlin Hotel
3BerlinThe best way to explore a new city is by bicycle and we will start our first full day in Berlin with a bike tour including Tempelhofer Feld (an airport-turned-park), the government district, and remnants of the Berlin Wall that once divided the city for over 25 years. In the evening we will return to the Reichstag (Parliament) for a spectacular roof-top sunset and panoramic view over Berlin.B, L, DBerlin Hotel
4BerlinToday we will get to know the multi-cultural and dynamic Kreuzberg neighborhood of Berlin through through the stories and insights of our local guide. The walking tour includes a visit to one of Berlin's oldest mosques and lunch at a family-run Turkish restaurant. In the evening we will explore Berlin from underground through tunnels, bunkers, and secret passageways with a Berliner Unterwelten tour.B, L, DBerlin Hotel
5PotsdamJust outside the bustling Berlin metropolis lies the small city of Potsdam, capital of the province of Brandenburg and once summer retreat of aristocrats. We will see the greenery, waterways, and palaces of Potsdam by boat. After lunch we will walk through the historic center of Potsdam and the palace gardens built by the Prussian kings. For dinner back in Berlin we will try one of Berlin's specialties - Currywurst.B, L, DBerlin Hotel
6SpreewaldToday we will escape to the oasis of the Spreewald (Spree Forest) UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Here we will learn about this incredible ecosystem and its inhabitants at the exhibits of Haus fuer Mensch und Natur (House for Human and Nature) and with a boat or kayak adventure. We will have an early night in Berlin in preparation for our trip to Dresden in the morning.B, L, DBerlin Hotel
7DresdenAfter arriving by train in Dresden we will hop on bikes to explore this city known as the "Florence of the North." We will also visit the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) and learn about its fascinating story of 18th-century construction, complete destruction in World War II, and total reconstruction after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the evening we will enjoy a typical German meal and a stroll along the river front.B, L, DDresden/Altstadt Hotel
8DresdenDresden hosts some of the most important museums in the world, and today we will spend the day exploring the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, an institution comprised of 14 museums that feature all periods of art, as well as science and natural history collections. We will have some free time to explore the historic town center. We'll finish the day with a boat tour along the Elbe River Valley, a World Heritage Site.B, L, DDresden/Altstadt Hotel
9Dresden to BerlinIn the morning we will visit the stunning Green Vault in Dresden's Renaissance-era city palace before we return to Berlin. The Green Vault is a unique historic museum that contains the largest collection of treasures in Europe in a Renaissance era city-palace. We will use our remaining hours in Berlin to enjoy a farewell dinner together and indulge ourselves at a fantastic ice cream cafe at Potsdamer Platz.B, L, DBerlin Hotel
10Depart BerlinAfter breakfast we'll board a plane back across the Atlantic. Auf Wiedersehen!B, L & D (Airline)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.

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.

Safety and Support


 EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
EASY FUNDRAISING & PAYMENT
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
24/7 GLOBAL EMERGENCY LINE
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
HIGHLY VETTED PARTNERS
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
EXPERT LEADERSHIP
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
PRIVATE GROUP GUARANTEE
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM SUPPORT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
DEDICATION TO CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING
ALL-INCLUSIVE PRICING

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Your Adventure Includes

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

Need to Raise Money? We have you covered.

Our travelers are provided with funding opportunities that are easy to implement and fun to take part in. Our flagship fundraiser involves selling fair trade, organic, carbon-neutral coffee from a women’s collective in Peru. There is no limit to the amount you can earn, so get started now by clicking the link below!

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Why should high school students travel abroad? What happens if a participant gets sick? How quickly do we need to enroll? We’re sure you have plenty of questions and we’ve got you covered! Visit our Resource Center to discover the answers to your most pressing questions and contact us anytime with additional questions.

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