Field Trips for Lüneburg, Germany
You are encouraged to participate on the included program field trips. Guided tours to museums and historical sites will be offered frequently throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Some of these trips may be mandatory for a class and will be led by the Resident Director, instructors and/or the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg International Office staff. Additional field trips will be offered and organized for you in the semester and summer, which will cost a modest fee. You will receive a detailed schedule of these excursions at the beginning of the German semester or at the start of the summer session. Dates and exact locations are at the discretion of the Resident Director and they vary from session to session and semester to semester. Common destinations include the following.
Day trip to the city of the Bremer Stadtmusikanten where you will see the medieval Schnoor-Viertel with its narrow streets and small cafés, the impressive Marktplatz, and many other attractions. You will also visit an art museum or the unique Bremen History Museum where actors perform chapters of Bremen’s history.
A tour of the Altstadt, which is famous for its red and white gabled, half-timbered houses and a visit to the castle and the Christmas market.
Known as the "Gate to the World"—visit the town hall, the Speicherstadt, the war memorial St. Nicholas church, the symbol of Hamburg, St. Michaelis church, the harbor on a boat tour, and, of course, the famous Museum of Hamburg History.
Lübeck and Travemünde Beach
Lübeck is known as the city of three Nobel Prize winners: Thomas Mann, Günter Grass, and Willy Brandt. We will visit the Buddenbrookhaus and the Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, the Holstentor and many other splendid examples of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, as well as Travemünde Beach during the summer program, a resort on the Baltic Sea.
Schwerin is famous for its fairy tale like castle, its magnificent lakes, and its rich history. The capitol of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is located in the former socialist part of Germany. We will take a tour addressing life behind the iron curtain. There will also be free time to explore the city on your own.