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.