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Field Trips



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The first weekend will take us to Berlin. The trip to Germany's capital city will invite you to have a look behind the scenes of the major political institution in Germany: The German "Bundestag". We will also visit the "Brandenburger Tor" and the remains of the Berlin Wall. A city tour by bus will take you to the most important historical attractions and cultural places all over the city. Of course, there will be time to discover Berlin and its countless attractions on your own. On Sunday, before we arrive back in Giessen, we'll visit "Buchenwald" memorial, the largest German concentration camp memorial.



On our second weekend, we will be visiting Brussels. The Belgian capital city is often considered the de-facto capital of the European Union. Hence, we will visit the European Parliament, the largest and probably most important elected democratic institution. Also, we will explore the manifold districts of the city of Brussels including all its important sites in a city tour by bus. Furthermore, we will visit a law office in brussel in close thematic coordination with your courses. On our way back to Giessen we will stop by the fairytale-like castle "Schloss Drachenburg."


The third weekend of our program is your free weekend. You might want to take the chance to visit other European countries. Alternatively, you can take part in our optional field trip which will take you to the famous river Rhine. The Valley around the Rhine is very popular for growing wine. But we will not only expe- rience the beautiful landscape during our trip. You will have some free time to explore the city of Rüdes- heim, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. We also planned a boat trip for you, where you will be able to see the famous rock constellation called “Loreley”. Nowadays the rocks have been adjusted to shipping traffic but in the past many ships capsized at this place. Clemens Brentano a German poet created a mystery around it in one of his peoms. A woman called Loreley, is sitting on the rock and sings with a beautiful voice so that the shipmasters are distracted and crash their ships. Towards the end of the trip we will taste some local wine during a typical German dinner called “Abendbrot” in English “bread in the evening”.


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