Class trip into the Rhenish-Hesse region

What is unique about Rhenish-Hesse is the spectacular Rhine Gorge. You find majestic forests and hills on both river banks, where numerous castles and towers are located. The valley stretches between the towns of Mainz and Bonn. Here you can discover nature and German history hands-on. Take ancient myths for example. In the area you can climb Loreley Rock or delve into the Nibelungen saga.

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ASTUR group travel programmes into the Rhenish-Hesse region

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Age Group:

10 - 18 years of age in homestay

from 12 years of age in residence/hotel

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Arrival and departure:


Frankfurt am Main (FRA)

Train station:
Frankfurt main station,
Mainz main station

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  • Host family (2 - 4 bed rooms)
  • Youth hostel (4 - 8 bed rooms)
  • Hotel (single or twin rooms)

Sample Programme

Day 1 - Frankfurt

In the morning:

You will take part in a tour of the old town of Frankfurt as well as the famous banking district. During an introduction into the German Stock Exchange You will get to take a look behind the scenes of the daily business at the stock market. Afterwards you head to Frankfurts most important landmark "Römer." On your guided tour you also enter the „Kaisersaal“, the emperor hall where the newly crowned emperors of the Holy Roman Empire held their coronation banquets.

In the afternoon:

In the afternoon you will get a birds-view of „Mainhattan“. From atop „MAIN TOWER“, which is more then 650 feet tall, you take an excellent look around.

Day 2 - Mainz

In the morning:

After your arrival in Mainz you will discover the town. Your guided tour will include a stop at Gutenberg Museum. You will learn a lot about Johannes Gutenberg, who invented the printing press, during a printing workshop. Next stop on your itinerary is the Collegiate Church of St. Stephan, located at the highest hill in Mainz. Between 1978 and 1985, the artist Marc Chagall designed beautiful glass windows for this church. The „Chagall windows“ are the only ones of their kind.

In the afternoon:

If time allows, you can head over to „Lerchenberg“ district to visit the ZDF studios. It is one of Germany's public-service television broadcasters.

Day 3 - Koblenz

In the morning:

You take a trip to the town where the river Moselle joins the river Rhine: Koblenz und "Deutsches Eck".

In the afternoon:

After lunch you will take a cable car to travel to Ehrenbreitenstein Fortress which was built around the year 1000. It is one of the largest ancient military fortifications in Europe.

Day 4 - Rüdesheim/Rhine Gorge

In the morning:

You will pay a visit to the winemaking town of Rüdesheim and move on to see „Siegfrieds Mechanisches Musikkabinett“, a museum of mechanical instruments. Marvel at about 350 instruments which play on their own accord, dating back to the 18th century.

In the afternoon:

You will take a boat trip from Rüdesheim to St. Goarshausen. On deck you have time to watch the beautiful vineyards and the famous Loreley Rock. It is a sight of ancient myths as well as a venue for events such as rock concerts for example.

Day 5 - Wiesbaden/Frankfurt

In the morning:

The day begins with a tiny trip from Mainz, across the river Rhine, to Wiesbaden. Once you arrive there you take funicular railway Nerobergbahn to reach your destination, the „Neroberg“ summit. Here, you have the opportunity to test your agility and strength at the high ropes parcour.

In the afternoon:

In the afternoon you head to Frankfurt again to see the interactive Experiminta Science Center. You learn a lot about science, maths and IT not just by looking at exhibits, but by experimenting and wrecking your mind on the center puzzles.

You want to know more?

If you are interested in finding out more about all available Group Travel opportunities to Germany, you can return to the class trips overview here. If you are keen to know what the area has on offer in general, feel free to head on to the presentation of all ASTUR Centers. Here, we have put together a number of activities, which you may add to your own individual group travel programme.

More activities in the West of Germany
The class trip you have just browsed through is a popular example of group travel programmes we offer. However, the area has much more to offer. On the ASTUR destinations presentation sites, you have an even greater variety of possible exciting activities. It is our goal to create travel programmes which in a way that corresponds to all the ideas you had in mind. Of course, we are happy to consult you on which activities are best suited for your travel purposes.