Field Trips

Experience the vibrant cities of Germany and enjoy your summer with friends from all over the globe! In addition to all our classes and activities in Giessen, you will participate in two three-day field trips. The first one takes you to Berlin and the second one takes you to Brussels (both included in the program fee).

Berlin

The first weekend will take us to Berlin. The trip to Germany´s capital city will invite you to have a look behind the scenes of one of the major political institutions in Germany, the German "Bundestag". We will also visit the "Brandenburger Tor" and the remains of the Berlin Wall. Further, we will visit the German establishment of the European Parliament. A city tour by bus will take you to the most important historical attractions and cultural places all over the city. Of course, there will be time to discover Berlin and its countless attractions on your own. On Sunday, before we arrive back in Giessen, we will visit "Buchenwald" memorial, the largest German concentration camp memorial.

Please be reminded that air condition even in hotels - is not always available, which means it can get quite warm in the rooms. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that all food items in the hotel will be edible for everyone. 

Brussels

On our second weekend, we will be visiting Brussels. The Belgian capital city is often considered the de-facto capital of the European Union. Hence, we will visit the European Parliament, the largest and probably most important elected democratic institution. Also, we will explore the manifold districts of the city of Brussels including all its important sites in a city tour by bus. Furthermore, we will visit a law office in Brussels in close thematic coordination with your courses. On our way back to Giessen we will stop by the fairytale castle "Schloss Drachenburg". 

Please be reminded that air condition even in hotels - is not always available, which means it can get quite warm in the rooms. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that all food items in the hotel will be edible for everyone.