Baubles, Bratwurst and ... some more baubles!
On Wednesday 6th December, 21 students in Year 9 from WKGS departed to Munich, Germany.
After speeding through security and a big trip to Starbucks, we started our 1hr and 45 minute flight. Once we arrived at the German airport, we took the S Bahn (train) to the hostel where we stayed for the duration of our visit. We were split off into our separate rooms and had dinner. After that, we went to another room and had a quiz night led by Mrs Cawley. The overall totals were very close.
Day 1: After eating breakfast, we arrived at the city centre (Marienplatz) for our guided tour. Claudia, our tour guide, greeted us; she took us around the historical features of Munich. Some of the highlights of the tour were the old brewery, the Bavarian palace and the Glockenspiel. We then separated to explore the many German markets. After a few hours, we met up with our arms full of shopping bags and baubles. We then made our way back and after a quick dinner, we headed towards the BMW Welt. We all found this very interesting, as it showed the many different models of the iconic BMW that have been built over time.
Day 2: Before making our way towards the palace, we ate a breakfast of many different cold meats and cheese. Our 30-minute walk towards the Schloss Nymphemburg was very scenic and allowed us to really experience the German atmosphere. We arrived at the palace and were met by a doctor of history that gave us an exceptional tour around the historical monument. We were shown many priceless artefacts and eye-catching artwork. We went back into the city centre for a quick lunch before heading to the Tollwood winter festival.
The international market offered many beautiful gifts and treats; however, the food was by far the best part. After buying many more baubles, we headed back towards the hostel. Before going to Bob’s Rock and Bowl, we enjoyed a dinner of meatballs and gravy. The bowling place was a great laugh and a great surprise to all the students as they realized how good Mrs Camborne-Paynter was at bowling. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Day 3: As it was our last day, we packed our bags and took them to the fifth floor before we ventured around Munich for the last time. We went to Olympia tower that gave us breath-taking views of the city from 610 meters high. We took a walk along the Olympia gardens before taking the S Bahn to Marienplatz for a final chance to purchase any last presents.
After another hour or two, we walked to an Italian restaurant where we engulfed the biggest pizzas we have ever seen, which only 3 people managed to finish, everyone adored them.
We said our last goodbyes to the hostel as we took our luggage to the airport for a 2-hour flight home, arriving back at WKGS at midnight.
We would like to thank Frau Moeller for organising this incredible trip. In addition, we would like to thank Mr Scott for leading us. As well as Mrs Cawley and Mrs Camborne-Paynter for making it even more enjoyable. We had an amazing time and it was an unforgettable experience.
Some more amazing photographs of our trip are available below.
I Cassidy & L Langford.