School trips to Munich

Located near the foot of the German Alps, Munich is a city packed with culture, technology, sprawling parks and monumental squares. The range of educational activities on offer makes the Bavarian capital a choice destination for any German language school trip.

The history of the city is full of intrigue in itself, from the creation of grand palaces and estates, to the establishment of Oktoberfest, to its position as capital of the Nazi movement. Munich also has a rich sporting heritage, home to European football giants Bayern Munich as well as the controversial 1972 Munich Olympics.

There’s so much to do and see in Munich that you’ll definitely need a watertight itinerary to fit it all in! Take a look at our most popular Munich school trips below, or speak to one of our expert travel advisors today for more information.

Browse our curriculum-linked school trips to Munich

German Language

German language

There’s no better way to reinforce classroom-based learning than by surrounding your pupils with native speakers and German culture on a German language study tour, and the diverse city of Munich ticks every box.

Learn more about our German language trips to Munich here.

History - Munich & Nuremberg

History - Munich & Nuremberg

Munich was once a Nazi stronghold referred to as Hauptstadt der Bewegung (“capital of the movement”) and on your history school trip in Nuremberg you will visit the infamous rally ground.

Learn more about our history school trips to Munich & Nuremberg here.


Munich trip highlights - our groups love...

Language Walking Tour
 

Language Walking Tour

Exclusive! Take a walking tour of this fascinating city with Birgit, our own dedicated City Representative. Your walking tour will take in the sights and sounds of the city, providing plenty of opportunity for language practice, and will be tailored to your group’s level of skill and language requirements.

Neuschwanstein Castle
 

Neuschwanstein Castle

“The castle of the fairy-tale king” is one of the most popular of all palaces and castle in Europe. The setting of this beautiful and magical white turreted castle could not be more idyllic.

Bavaria Film Studios
 

Bavaria Film Studios

Take a tour behind the scenes of the largest film studios in Europe. Students will also encounter movie classics like the original model submarine from “Das Boot”, the mythical creature from “The Never Ending Story” and the Gallic village from “Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar”. It’s even possible to star in a little film and be coached by a director.

Language Workshops
 

Language Workshops

Established in 1985, classes at this Munich school are taught in German with a focus on oral skills. Classes involve visits to the local town so students can practise their language skills.

Museum of Fascination & Terror
 

Museum of Fascination & Terror

Hailed as one of the most important museums of the Nazi period in Germany, concentrating on the use of propaganda and the media by the Nazis.

Königsplatz & Karolinenplatz
 

Königsplatz & Karolinenplatz

Walking tour of important Nazi buildings including the site of the ‘Brown House’, the original party headquarters from 1930, the Führer Building, site of the 1938 conference and see also the headquarters of the SA and the Hitler youth.

Nazi Rally Grounds
 

Nazi Rally Grounds

Chosen by the Nazi party to be the site of the huge party rallies, the grounds covered about 11 square kilometres in the southeast of Nuremberg. Six Nazi party rallies were held there between 1933 and 1938 and the buildings standing today provide good examples of authentic Nazi architecture.

Munich Documentation Centre
 

Munich Documentation Centre

Opened in 2015, the centre will provide a central place of learning and remembrance that will address the city's National Socialist past and the ramifications of Nazi dictatorship.

Munich school trip experts

Hundreds of groups travel with NST to Munich every year, and members of our team regularly visit Munich to really get to know the ins-and-outs of the area, from logistics and visits to our range of student-friendly accommodation.
  
Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their knowledge of the area to create an itinerary that’s tailor-made, perfectly timed and meets your exact school travel needs.

They’ll be able to share their first-hand experience, suggest options you might not have considered and give you insight into the feedback other teachers have given us too.

When you arrive in Munich one of our city representatives will meet you at the airport and accompany you to your accommodation, they’ll also be on-hand for any questions you might have whilst you're away.

 

Planning your first school trip?

If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...

 

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

 

Additional support, resources & information:

Tour planning service

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you:

  • Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly
  • Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings
  • Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals


You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

Free school trip promotion pack

Free school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of:

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school
  • PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs
  • Parents’ leaflets covering how NST manage safety, financial protection and details of our travel insurance
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip


For selected destinations, we’ll provide a trip launch web page using video footage and imagery. This web page is provided by a weblink and can be shared with pupils and parents in many ways.

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip. 

Planning first school trip

Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process.

If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way.

Our helpful guide covers the following:

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist


View our essential guide to a successful school trip here.

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here.

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you.

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too.

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go.

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here.

Free classroom resources

Free classroom resources

We've created a range of free geography resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom!

Take a look at our downloadable posters here.

Brexit & your school trip

Brexit & your school trip

How will Brexit affect my school trip?

While the political situation remains uncertain, ABTA has identified actions travellers may wish to take in advance to help avoid unnecessary future disruption.

This information only covers areas where travellers can take reasonable action or put plans into place now. Areas where the situation is still unclear are not included, but the information will be updated once clarified.

Click here for a summary of the latest advice from ABTA, more information can be found here.

If you're travelling with NST and have any specfic questions. please contact your Educational Travel Advisor.

Why choose NST...

Here's why thousands of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated Tour Co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise of Munich to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, free classroom posters and trip launch resources to support your in-school promotion.

  • Free group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

  • More than 50 years’ experience

With over 50 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip.

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

 

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.

 

Don’t forget – if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial.

 

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA

 

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

The Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.