Germany: The North

Embark on an exhilarating journey through Northern Germany, where the captivating cities of Berlin, Bremen, and Hamburg captivate tourists with their rich history and cultural vibrancy, all while the awe-inspiring Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, invites students to explore its unique ecosystem and experience the magic of this coastal wonderland.

Amidst the cultural treasures and historic venues, student groups will discover extraordinary opportunities to showcase their talents and create lasting memories in some of the most unique churches.

Engaging in a cultural music exchange with a local high school presents a wonderful opportunity for students to share and celebrate the diversity of musical traditions. Through collaborative performances, and shared experiences, this exchange not only fosters a deeper appreciation for different musical genres but also promotes cultural understanding and friendship among young musicians.

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Top Attractions

  • Berlin: Alexanderplatz

    Alexanderplatz is a large public square and transport hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin. The square is named after the Russian Tsar Alexander I and is often referred to simply as Alex

  • Berlin: Brandenburg Gate

    The Brandenburg Gate is an 18th-century neoclassical monument in Berlin, built on the orders of Prussian king Frederick William II after the temporary restoration of order during the Batavian Revolution.

  • Berlin: Checkpoint Charlie

    Checkpoint Charlie was the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin during the Cold War, as named by the Western Allies.

  • Berlin: Holocaust Memorial

    The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also known as the Holocaust Memorial, is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold.

  • Berlin: The Reichstag

    The Reichstag is a historic edifice in Berlin, Germany, constructed to house the Imperial Diet of the German Empire. It was opened in 1894 and housed the Diet until 1933, when it was severely damaged after being set on fire.

  • Bremen: Rathaus (City Hall)

    The Bremen City Hall is the seat of the President of the Senate and Mayor of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. It is one of the most important examples of Brick Gothic and Weser Renaissance architecture in Europe. Since 1973, it has been a protected historical building.

  • Bremen: Stadtmusikanten (Town Musicians)

    The “Town Musicians of Bremen” is a popular German fairy tale collected by the Brothers Grimm and published in Grimms’ Fairy Tales in 1819. It tells the story of four aging domestic animals, who after a lifetime of hard work are neglected and mistreated by their former masters.

  • Bremen: The Roland

    The Bremen Roland is a statue of Roland, erected in 1404. It stands in the market square of Bremen, Germany, facing the cathedral, and shows Roland, paladin of the first Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne and hero of the Battle of Roncevaux Pass.

  • Bremen: The Schnoor

    Schnoor is a neighbourhood in the medieval centre of the German city of Bremen, and the only part of it that has preserved a medieval character. The neighbourhood owes its name to old handicrafts associated with shipping.

  • Bremerhaven: Auswanderer Haus Museum

    The German Emigration Center is a museum located in Bremerhaven, Germany dedicated to the history of German emigration, especially to the United States. It is Europe’s largest theme museum about emigration. Visitors can experience the emigration process through interactive exhibits.

  • Cuxhaven: The Wadden Sea

    The Wadden Sea is an intertidal zone in the southeastern part of the North Sea. It lies between the coast of northwestern continental Europe and the range of low-lying Frisian Islands, forming a shallow body of water with tidal flats and wetlands. Every six hours the water disappears and comes back. A unique UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Hamburg: Elbphilharmonie

    The Elbphilharmonie is a concert hall in the HafenCity quarter of Hamburg, Germany, on the Grasbrook peninsula of the Elbe River. It is one of the largest concert halls in the world. It is popularly nicknamed Elphi.

  • Hamburg: Harbor

    The Port of Hamburg is a seaport on the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, 110 kilometres from its mouth on the North Sea. Known as Germany’s “Gateway to the World”, it is the country’s largest seaport by volume. In terms of TEU throughput, Hamburg is the third-busiest port in Europe and 15th-largest worldwide.

  • Hamburg: Speicherstadt

    The Speicherstadt in Hamburg, Germany is the largest warehouse district in the world where the buildings stand on timber-pile foundations, oak logs, in this particular case. It is located in the port of Hamburg—within the HafenCity quarter—and was built from 1883 to 1927

  • Potsdam: Schloss Sanssouci

    Sanssouci Palace is a historical building in Potsdam, near Berlin. Built by Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, as his summer palace, it is often counted among the German rivals of Versailles.

  • Verden/Aller

    Verden an der Aller, also called Verden or simply Verden, is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany, on the river Aller. It is the district town of the district of Verden in Lower Saxony and an independent municipality.

  • Verden: Rathaus

    The town hall of Verden was first mentioned in a document in 1330. 400 years later, the city replaced the dilapidated half-timbered house with a new baroque building. In 1875 the entrance to the town hall forecourt was relocated. In the course of the expansion from 1903 to 1905, the town hall received its striking tower.

Performance Venues

  • Berlin: Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche

    The perfect venue for your concert. The Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is a Protestant church affiliated with the Evangelical Church in Berlin, Brandenburg and Silesian Upper Lusatia, a regional body of the Evangelical Church in Germany. It is located in Berlin on the Kurfürstendamm in the centre of the Breitscheidplatz.

  • Hamburg: St. Michael’s Church

    St. Michael’s Church, colloquially called Michel, is one of Hamburg’s five Lutheran main churches and one of the most famous churches in the city. St. Michaelis is a landmark of the city and it is considered to be one of the finest Hanseatic Protestant baroque churches.

  • Verden: Dom

    The Verden Cathedral is the oldest Gothic church of its kind in Germany. There was a church on this site as early as 814. The construction of the high Gothic hall church began in 1290 and was finished in 1490. In addition to the historical sight, the cathedral also offers an Evangelical Lutheran parish. Possible Performance for bands and choirs.