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Make history at Nuremberg hostel

Teach your students about fascinating insights of the World War II and the rise of an early Nazi power at our school group accommodation in Nuremberg. Our hostel, based in the 500 year-old castle, developed a contemporary educational programme in a truly unique setting, making it a one of a kind learning experience.

We talked to Markus Achatz, head of Education, Profile, Events and Quality, to find out more about this interactive activity offered at the hostel.

“The idea is to create possibilities for active, self-organised learning that coincides with the pupils interests. In a multimedia room, specially kitted out for this purpose, we show film modules on six screens, that are about the Nuremberg Rally, the Nuremberg Laws and the Nuremberg Trials and invite discussion. The films were specially produced for the youth hostel. In these films, historical recordings were combined with a framework plot, which is played by students of a local grammar school. The various topics can be intensified in modules. These modules include visiting the places where these events took place, research tasks and making individual audio statements. During the programme”, says Markus Achatz, “students and teachers are accompanied and looked after by our pedagogue on site.”

Students and teachers are at the heart of all that our group hostels in Germany do and with this in mind Markus Achatz added: “The teachers are very important partners for us when it comes to the educational work. To help them during their planning process for a class trip, we offer widespread services, including our website with tips on how to organise a class trip successfully, checklists, model letters, help with legal questions and our own offers for further training. For this, we cooperate with the cultural ministry in Bavaria and with the teacher’s academy in Dillingen. The offers have had a positive response, and more are already being developed!”

So start planning your ultimate school trip today and make Nuremberg hostel your base for an adventure by making an enquiry here.

Need more inspiration for your school trip? Check out our School Groups Tripbook.

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