Sustainability in the Black Forest School Trip - JWT Travel

Sustainability in the Black Forest School Trip

  • 4 Nights
  • 475 Per Person
  • Flights available
  • Germany
Our Sustainability in the Black Forest School trip takes students to the ‘Green City’ of Freiburg, capital of the Black Forest, which is leading the way in terms renewable energy and sustainable living, as well as being home to leading research centres. Perfect for a STEM related school tour.

Nestled in the Southwestern corner of Germany, close to the borders of Switzerland and France, the Black Forest is one of the largest woodlands in Western and Central Europe. Fir and pine covered hills, open meadows and mountains reaching altitudes above 1400 metres shape the landscape.

Freiburg, the capital of the Black Forest, has been known in Germany as ‘Green City’ for decades. Being home to leading research facilities in solar technology or having been one of the first major German cities with a Green Party Mayor are just reflections of a community that prides itself in their focus on sustainability in everyday life.

Our local guides will show students how renewable energy can play a role in the development of a new neighbourhood, the modernization of a farming village and be a sensible economic decision for a private enterprise. The perfect combination for any STEM related school tours.

The local hospitality will treat you to culinary specialties such as Black Forest Gateau and Black Forest Ham, and no visit to Freiburg would be complete without a stroll across the farmers market on Cathedral Square. Nearly 100 local farmers and craftsmen display their goods under the impressive 116 meter tall spire of the Freiburg Munster.

The Sustainability in the Black Forest School Trip can be adapted to your group’s needs, including additional nights or excursions to the cities of Basel and Strasbourg for instance. A visit to Europe’s second largest amusement park: Europa Park, can also be included. Talk to our School Travel experts for advice and assistance planning your trip.

Freiburg Green City Sustainability in the Black Forest school trip JWT Travel Schools

Sustainability in the Black Forest School Trip

Our Sustainability in the Black Forest School trip takes students to the ‘Green City’ of Freiburg, capital of the Black Forest, which is leading the way in terms renewable energy and sustainable living, as well as being home to leading research centres. Perfect for a STEM related school tour.

Nestled in the Southwestern corner of Germany, close to the borders of Switzerland and France, the Black Forest is one of the largest woodlands in Western and Central Europe. Fir and pine covered hills, open meadows and mountains reaching altitudes above 1400 metres shape the landscape.

Freiburg, the capital of the Black Forest, has been known in Germany as ‘Green City’ for decades. Being home to leading research facilities in solar technology or having been one of the first major German cities with a Green Party Mayor are just reflections of a community that prides itself in their focus on sustainability in everyday life.

Our local guides will show students how renewable energy can play a role in the development of a new neighbourhood, the modernization of a farming village and be a sensible economic decision for a private enterprise. The perfect combination for any STEM related school tours.

The local hospitality will treat you to culinary specialties such as Black Forest Gateau and Black Forest Ham, and no visit to Freiburg would be complete without a stroll across the farmers market on Cathedral Square. Nearly 100 local farmers and craftsmen display their goods under the impressive 116 meter tall spire of the Freiburg Munster.

The Sustainability in the Black Forest School Trip can be adapted to your group’s needs, including additional nights or excursions to the cities of Basel and Strasbourg for instance. A visit to Europe’s second largest amusement park: Europa Park, can also be included. Talk to our School Travel experts for advice and assistance planning your trip.

Itinerary

The Sustainability in the Black Forest School Trip generally includes the following:

  • Direct flights from Dublin to Basel
  • 10kg hand luggage per person
  • Local Transfers
  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • Selected activities as detailed in the itinerary: Guided tours of Bioenergy Village Breitnau including chip power plant, Hofgut Sternen water power plant, Freiburg Green City Tour to self-sufficient neighbourhood Vauban.
  • Support from the JWT Schools team
  • Safety Management System

OPTIONAL

  • Full day at Europa Park
  • Research trip for tour leaders also available
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE BLACK FOREST SCHOOL TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1

Direct flight from Dublin to Basel and private coach transfer to the hotel in Freiburg.

DAY 2

Together with your local guide, the group will take the tram to the Vauban neighbourhood. Built with a focus on sustainability you will explore the Solar Settlement, which is the first housing community in the world where the homes produce a positive energy balance.

DAY 3

Put on your hiking boots! A coach will take your group to the village of Breitnau in the Black Forest, classified as a Bio Energy Village. You will learn how a communal effort by the residents led to the construction of a local power plant powered by renewable sources.

After the visit to the power plant, you will enjoy a 1h30 hike through Ravenna Gorge to Hofgut Sternen – The Black Forest Village. This 700 year old estate, which has been transformed into a tourist destination, is home to a unique water power plant, supplied with grey water from a nearby waste water plant.

DAY 4

Free day for optional activities in and around Freiburg. Visit the natural history museum, spend some time on the large farmer’s market or climb to the viewpoints of the Schlossberg hill.

You might like to visit Europe’s second largest theme park, Europa Park, about 30km from Freiburg.

DAY 5

Private coach transfer to Basel EuroAirport for your return flight to Dublin.

The Sustainability in the Black Forest School Trip can be tailored to your group’s needs. Contact our travel experts for assistance planning your next school tour.

  • Price quoted per student based on sharing twin or triple rooms
  • Free adult places based on sharing twin or triple rooms with sharing facilities
  • Airline taxes, charges and government levies are included in the price
  • A non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking
  • Please note this is a guideline price that will vary depending on travel dates and group size
  • Itinerary may be subject to change

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