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STEM Trip Diary 2023

STEM Trip Day 1

The senior school STEM trip got off to a great start today. A packed itinerary included a guided walking tour of Munich, a visit to the Deutsches museum – the world’s largest museum of science & technology. This was followed with a tour of the Olympic stadium, including the VIP lounges, dressing rooms & even a sprint on the 100m track. A quick ascend of the 291m tower gave a spectacular all-round view of the city & far beyond the borders of Munich. To conclude this busy day, the group enjoyed a meal together at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Day 2.

Today the pupils arrived in Winter Wonderland. An early morning start had us travelling through the Bavarian countryside to the spectacular Neuschwanstein Castle. Following a guided tour of King Ludwig’s home, we travelled to Partnacklamm Gorge. As the photographs highlight, this is a scenic spot along the Partnach River featuring waterfalls, river rapids & walking paths. The beautiful Garmisch village was a place to enjoy a hot chocolate & a final stroll, which added to our several thousand steps completed today. The group returned to our hotel for a well-deserved evening meal.

Day 3.

The day began with a guided tour of the BMW museum. Located in front of the BMW group headquarters, BMW Welt unites the past & present under one roof. Pupils experienced all the brands & and products, including BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce & Motorad. Following this, we travelled to Allianz Arena, where we took a guided tour of Arena FC Bayern Munich. The tour offered a comprehensive introduction to the stadium, including behind-the-scences moments. Our afternoon was spent in Hellabrun Zoo, where we discovered the impressive diversity of more than 500 animal species from all five continents.
Day 3 concluded with a delicious meal in a local restaurant & a competitive game of 10 pin bowling.

Day 4

AND THAT’S A WRAP…. Our final day began with a sober and haunting visit to Dachau Concentration Camp. A wonderful guide explained the history of the camp between 1933-1945. From this moving and poignant experience we travelled to Eisbachwelle, which is the largest city centre location for river surfing. The waves on the Eisbach river at the entrance to the Englischer Garden attract surfers and onlookers from around the world. There was just enough time for a quick stop at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping centre before travelling to the airport. The staff would like to take this opportunity to commend our fabulous STEM pupils. At all times, they were respectful, friendly, and trustworthy – a pleasure to escort on this jam-packed trip. #100,000 steps 😳