Tour 4 - Discover Germany and Austria

11 days self-guided itinerary
Day 1: Frankfurt
Day 2: Weimar/Eisenach
Day 3-4: Nuremberg
Day 5-7: Munich
Day 8: Salzburg
Day 9-11: Vienna

Sample program components:

Frankfurt
- Arrival in Frankfurt and exploring the "new" Old Town of the city

Weimar/Eisenach
- Transfer to Weimar with a visit to the famous Wartburg in Eisenach
- Guided city walk of Weimar: Auf den Spuren von Goethe und Schiller
- Visit to Buchenwald Memorial with guided tour

Nuremberg
- Scavanger hunt through Nuremberg
- Day excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber with visit to the Criminal Medieval Museum

Munich
- Guided bike tour through the city and the English Garden
- Tour of the Olympic Stadium and ride up the Olympic Tower
- Excursion to Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial
- Castle Tour of Schloss Neuschwanstein and Schloss Linderhof
- Traditional German dinner at a Bavarian Brauhaus

Salzburg
- Visit to Herreninsel and Herrenchiemsee Castle
- Sound of Music bus tour
- Visit to Hohensalzburg Fortress including train ride

Vienna
- Guided walk through the picturesque Old Town
- Visit to the famous Schönbrunn Palace, the royal summer residence of Sisi
- Ride the Viennese Giant ferris Wheel

accommodations
travel components
CITY
a&o Frankfurt Galluswarte
The a&o Frankfurt Galluswarte is located in close proximity to the Messe (exhibition grounds), the Hauptbahnhof (central station) and the city centre. This central location and the good public transport make a&o a great starting point for discovering Mainhatten. Student on a class trip feel comfortable here as the hostel has a lot to offer in terms of fun and entertainment. Leisure time activities, conference rooms and common rooms round up the day in this lifestyle city. WiFi and open soft drinks are free for teachers.
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Smart Stay Hotel Frankfurt
The Smart Stay Hotel and Hostel Frankfurt Zentrum (centre) is centrally-located a few minutes by foot from the Hauptbahnhof (central station). The Messe (exhibition grounds), Börse (stock exchange), Frankfurt Römer and Kaiserdom are also quickly accessible by foot. A generous breakfast buffet helps you start the day in Frankfurt properly for whatever you have planned–whether sightseeing or shopping on the Zeil. Free WiFi and stylish design are a hit with both students and teachers. Enjoy an exciting class trip to Frankfurt am Main and sleep well while you are there.
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MEININGER Hotel Frankfurt/Main Messe
The Meininger Hotel Frankfurt am Main Messe is located in the Europaviertel (district) in the heart of the financial metropolis. Backpackers, families and students on a class trip all feel welcome here. Public transport by ÖPNV takes you to the city centre in about 5 minutes, or you can also reach it on foot in 30 minutes. The rooms in this youth hotel are colourful and have a modern design. A guard is also on site to make your class trip to Frankfurt am Main safer.
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Comfort Hotel Weimar
This hotel, with its 91 modern rooms, was renovated in 2015 and is located in the northern part of the city of Weimar. Many of the rooms have a balcony with a view over the greenery. Conference rooms are also available for working on projects. Using public transport (bus route 7), it takes approximately 15 minutes to reach the city centre.
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a&o Weimar
The a&o Weimar opened in October 2014 is located 700m north of the Hauptbahnhof (central station). This makes it a great accommodation for classes coming by train. The city centre is a 20-minute walk away. There is a city bus stop located outside the front door. The a&o Weimar is in a quiet neighbourhood close to an allotment garden area. Bicycle rental is also available.
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Family Stay Erfurt/Weimar
Staying with a host family is an excellent way to visit Germany for a reasonable price whilst learning about our way of life and with the added opportunity to practice and speak our language. All families are carefully checked for accommodation comfort, friendliness and safety to ensure our high standards are maintained. Minimum age required: 14 years. Important information: In the mornings and evenings the students will be gathered and dropped at specific meeting points close to their respective host families.
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a&o Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof
This a&o Hostel is wonderfully located close to the Nürnberger Hauptbahnhof (central station). Many of the sights, shops and restaurants are either a short walk away or easy to reach by public transport. These accommodations opened in 2011 and offer table soccer and billiard tables as well as bicycle rental and a panorama bar with a view over the city.
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MEININGER Hotel München City Center
The Meininger Hotel, with its friendly and cosy atmosphere, is located in close proximity to the Theresienwiese. The Hauptbahnhof (central station) is approximately 1 km away. Many of the sights of the Altstadt (old town) as well as shops, restaurants and cafés are just a walk away. Whether by tram, bus or S-Bahn, public transport leaving outside the front door makes it easy to reach destinations a little further away.
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wombat’s City Hostel
One of the most popular hostels in the city. A combination of unique charm and one of the most central locations, close to the Altstadt (old town) and the Hauptbahnhof (central station).
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a&o München Hackerbrücke
The a&o Hackerbrücke is located very close to the Hauptbahnhof (central station). The rooms are bright and modern, the breakfast buffet is generous and the view of Munich and the Alps from the rooftop terrace is breath-taking. The sights of Munich, such as the Viktualienmarkt, Hofbräuhaus and the Marienkirche are just a short walk away.
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haus international
The haus international, located in the heart of Munich in the district of Schwabing, is well suited for student stays. The kempted accommodation offers various acitity facilities, a disco and a terrace with bar for its young guests. Well-known attractions such as the Allianz Arena, the English Garden and the Olympic Park are just a stone's throw away.
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CVJM München
The YMCA Youth Hotel is located in the heart of Munich. The main station, the Karlsplatz (Stachus) and the pedestrian area with numerous shops are only a few minutes walk away. Due to the well-developed public transport network many attractions of Munich are easy to reach.
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a&o München Laim
This a&o hostel is located only four S-Bahn stations from the Hauptbahnhof (central station). Conference rooms are available for class trip group projects during your stay. The Schlosspark and famous Schloss Nymphenburg (castle) are located in close proximity. The centre of town and the famous Theresienwiese are just a few minutes away. In the evening, play a round of table soccer or billiard in the lobby.
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Family Stay Munich region
Staying with a host family is an excellent way to visit Germany for a reasonable price whilst learning about our way of life and with the added opportunity to practice and speak our language. All families are carefully checked for accommodation comfort, friendliness and safety to ensure our high standards are maintained. Minimum age required: 14 years. Important information: In the mornings and evenings the students will be gathered and dropped at specific meeting points close to their respective host families.
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Hotel Brunnenhof ***
This central Munich hotel offers comfortable, contemporary rooms just 10 minutes' walk from the city centre. Its downtown location and the wide range of public transport links available close by provide easy access to the city's attractions.
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MEININGER Hotel City Center Salzburg
This hotel offers you 3* comfort and is located on the Kapuzinerberg, the most beautiful lookout mountain in Salzburg, right next to the ZiB shopping centre. Its perfect location makes it a great starting point to discover Salzburg. Using public transport, it only takes about 15 minutes to reach the Altstadt (old town) with its pretty streets and town squares, as well as the most important sights, such as the Mozarthaus, the famous Getreidegasse with its diverse shopping areas, the Dom (cathedral) and the Festung Hohensalzburg (castle). You could also reach the city by foot in about 25 minutes. The rooms are bright and nicely-furnished. Soak in a breath-taking view of the city from the rooftop terrace.
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a&o Salzburg Hauptbahnhof
This newly-opened design budget hotel boasts 116 rooms housed in the historically-protected "Alten Brotfabrik" (old bakery) in the Fanny-von-Lehnert street in Salzburg. The former factory is a true one-of-a-kind in the Salzburg city history. The new design concept "a&o: next generation" makes the building a real highlight! The new heart of the building is the bright lobby and welcomes its guests with reception counters in a modern, colourful city look. A great night's sleep at a good price! Its central location, about 6 minutes from the Hauptbahnhof (central station), makes it easy to reach the Salzburg Altstadt (old town) in minutes using public transport. The hostel's friendly staff has plenty of suggestions for how to fill your leisure time. The a&o Hostels offer special services for class trips: There is free WiFi in all rooms, in the lobby and at the bar. Teachers and chaperones are welcome to have free open, non-alcoholic beverages at the bar.
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Hotel Hohenstauffen ***
This picturesque hotel offers spacious and comfortable rooms just 10 minutes' walk from the old town Salzburg. Its location offers short walking distances to the central station with shops as well as to the nearby riverside. Some rooms are designed in the very typical “Alt-Salzburger-Stil”.
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wombat’s City Hostel The Lounge
A multicultural mix! Nicely furnished youth hostel with 65 rooms, friendly atmosphere, friendly service and only 3 minutes by foot from the Westbahnhof. The metro connection from here is excellent and quickly takes you to wherever you want to go. The city centre is a short ride away. The Mariahilfer Straße shopping street is a 5-minute walk away and the Lugner City shopping centre is only a 10-minute walk away. Enjoy a cool bar, international flair and free WiFi! Minimum age requirement in wombat's: 16 years
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a&o Wien Hauptbahnhof
A favourite for class trips because of its central location and excellent price/performance ratio. This great a&o Hostel opened in March 2013 and is located close to the new Vienna Hauptbahnhof (central station). This makes it a perfect location for trips to the historic city centre. It is only 3 metro stops to the city centre at Stephansplatz Modern furnished rooms in the familiar a&o style await their guests. Chaperones receive a Special Guest Card – chaperones are entitled to free drinks (open, non-alcoholic drinks). The stately rooftop SkyBar offers a breath-taking view of the beautiful city of Vienna.
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MEININGER Hotel Wien Hauptbahnhof
This 3-star standard Meininger hotel is nice and perfect for young travellers. It boasts 68 rooms and is only a 2-minute walk from the Keplerplatz metro station or a 7-minute walk from the Hauptbahnhof (central station). This popular hotel awaits our school groups with free WiFi, a bar and game zone. The Vienna city centre is a 10-minute metro ride away. Karlsplatz and the Barockschloss Belvedere (baroque castle) are a short metro ride away. There are also many shopping areas and cafés in the Favoritenstraße, just around the corner. Have an unforgettable stay and let yourself be enchanted by the multi-faceted Vienna.
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a&o Wien Stadthalle
This new and modern a&o Hostel is an ideal starting point for discovering the charm of Vienna. Only one metro stop from the Vienna Westbahnhof, it is quick and easy to reach all the sights of the city. In addition to a central location, modern rooms and generous all-you-can-eat breakfast, it also boasts friendly staff and an international atmosphere. The Special Guest Card entitles chaperones to free drinks (open, non-alcoholic drinks).
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