Trips / Tours / Exchange Programs
German Trips and Exchanges
The group were there for the magnificent celebrations which took place for the 25th anniversary of the
Fall of the Berlin Wall.
Visits to the Brandenburg Gate and the East Side Gallery. They also had tours of the Jewish Memorial
and Checkpoint Charlie and went on a tour of the Reichstag, the German Parliament.
The highlight of the tour was the 25th anniversary celebrations. The Marist group first visited Bernauer Straße where there is a section of the Wall reconstructed. They then gathered at the famous Potsdamer Platz. White balloons were released into the skies at night to commemorate the peaceful revolution of 1989 and the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago. There were then fireworks and a concert by well-known artists at the Brandenburg Gate.
On their final day, the students visited a German school and attended classes. The group also had lots of fun each evening going bowling, as well as visiting the Winter Wonderland in the city, with its snow slides, ice rink and Christmas markets.
German Exchange 08/09
Exchange No 3 went back to the original timing with both groups travelling just before and just after
- Visit to the Saltmines and Celtic Settlement in Hallein, Austria
- Visit to the city of Salzburg, Austria
- Visit to the Glass Factory in Frauenau high in the Bavarian Forest
- Stadium Tour of the Allianz Arena, Munich.
German Exchange 07/08
Our 2nd exchange took place quite soon after the first one. We travelled to Germany in October 2007
and spent a week there. The return leg of the exchange was again the week after Easter 2008.
- Visit to Mauthausen Concentration Camp in Austria
- Stadium Tour of the Allianz Arena in Munich
- Meeting the Lord Mayor of Fürstenzell
- Dance classes
German Exchange 06/07
Our first proper exchange took place in Mar /April 2007. 14 Marist students participated in the
exchange and spent a week living with their exchange partners. We went to Fürstenzell just before
Easter and the return leg was the week after Easter.
Highlights of the exchange:
- Trip to Frauenau in the Bavarian Forest to visit a Glass factory
- Snowball fight in Frauenau
- Walking Tour of Passau
- Visit to the Library in the Marist Monastery
Our next trip was to the city of Passau in south-west Germany. The purpose of this trip was to forge links with our sister school located 12km from Passau, the Maristengymnasium Fürstenzell. Students spent 2 days at school there and in the afternoons and evenings we visited the sights, went shopping, went on a boat trip etc. On the return journey we spent a day in the city of Munich.
The first trip exclusively for students of German was to Cologne (Köln) in May 2005. The students spent 3 days visiting the sights in Köln, Bonn and Düsseldorf. We also visited Königen-Luise-Schule,a school in the city centre and experience a German schoolday first-hand. Students had an opportunity to experience real life in Germany as we travelled exclusively on public transport and ate in local restaurants.
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