On 29th November, some of our students took part in a trip to Cologne in Germany.
During the trip the group started off with a visit a Panorama Tower with a spectacular view from 339ft up
Next up was a visit to Nikolausdorf, a Christmas village in Cologne’s central city next to the impressive middle-age Hahnentorburg. It’s one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Cologne. The “village” is located in one of Cologne’s busiest quarters. The Rudolfplatz is a stop for various tram lines and there are dozens of restaurants around the station. Originally, the Hahnentorburg was one of the twelve gates of Cologne’s old city wall.
During the Nikolausdorf, winter and Christmas images are projected onto the Hahnentorburg.
Also included was a visit to Phantasialand, with ice skating and rides! A stop at the beautiful cathedral in Cologne to soak in all of the history of the city, and a visit to another Christmas market, this time the biggest Christmas market in Cologne which is located right next to the Cathedral.
On the final day, a visit to a chocolate museum was called for, The Schokoladenmuseum Köln was opened by Hans Imhoff on 31 October 1993. It is situated in the Cologne quarter of Altstadt-Süd on the Rheinauhafen peninsula. The exhibits show the entire history of chocolate, from its beginnings with the Olmecs, Maya, and Aztecs to contemporary products and production.
In amongst all this, we were also able to visit our German link school, Geschwister-Scholl-Gymnasium in Aachen.
It was a fantastic 4 days with memories that will last a lifetime!