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Black Forest
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Based on 3 night tour for
30 students and 3 staff
Language & Culture school trips to Black Forest

Language & Culture school trips to Black Forest


This cherished region has local culture embedded on every corner and boasts breath-taking natural landscapes giving German language students plenty of opportunity to apply their linguistic expertise. A cable-car ride up to Schauinsland Mountain provides spectacular views over the region and of the Black Forest’s many fairy-tale castles; Hohenzollern is one of the most impressive. Add some interesting excursions to your itinerary such as Europa Park, Triberg Falls or the Open Air Museum of the Black Forest where students can uncover more about this region and have some fun whilst reading and conversing. Traditional crafts, more than 200km of mountainous terrain, thermal springs are a major draw to this area but it’s the authentic German culture and opportunity to interact with neighbouring countries that make the Black Forest a unique destination for a German Language & Culture trip.

Suggested Itineraries


  • day

    • Afternoon arrival at accommodation
  • day

    • Visit to Wolfach Glass blowing
    • Open Air Museum of the Black Forest
  • day

    • Frieburg
    • Cable Car to Schaunisland
    • Triberg waterfalls
  • day

    • Day spent at Europa Park
    • Evening disco at hotel
  • day

    • Return travel to the UK


Hotel Sonnenmatte

Hotel Sonnenmatte

  • A typical Black Forest building
  • Barbecues can be arranged

A charming hotel on the outskirts of Black Forest at the base of the ski area.

Location: The hotel is located 2kms from Titisee and 20kms from Black Forest.

Facilities: There is a restaurant, bar, meeting rooms, TV room and a large outside area.

Accommodation: There are 24 en suite rooms all with TV, accommodating 3-5 students per room.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.

Subject Specific Excursions

Europa Park

Located in Rust, Germany’s largest theme park is home to country-themed zones, rollercoasters galore, an interactive ‘Laser Course’, a space exhibition and more. Almost as popular as Disneyland® Paris, this is immersive language learning at its most exciting.

Cable Car to Schauinsland

SRide Germany’s longest two-way gondola system to the top of Schauinsland mountain (1,284m) and take in the panoramic views across Freiburg and the Black Forest – on a clear day you can see as far as the Swiss Alps.

Triberg Falls

Visit Germany’s highest waterfalls and see the Gutach river cascade 163-metres into a rocky valley. The falls are walking distance from the Black Forest town of Triberg and you can hear the roar of water as you wander around the town’s pretty streets.

Glass Blowing in Todtnau or Freiburg

See master glassblowers crafting their works in the green city of Freiburg or in the rural town of Todtnau, where you can also learn about the history of glassblowing in the glass museum.

Lake Titisee

Thought to be named after the Roman Emperor Titus, this 2km lake was formed during the last ice age. It’s a popular spot for swimming, sailing and strolling and, in winter, it’s possible to ice-skate here.

Open Air Museum of the Black Forest

Explore six farmhouses which date back to 1612 and see their accompanying mills, storehouses and bakeries. Learn about the rural culture of the Black Forest, see traditional crafts being made by hand and fine-tune your listening skills during a guided tour.

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!