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History trip to Bavaria

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The History department took a group of Year 2 students to Bavaria in Germany in December 2012 on what was a very varied and interesting trip. History teacher Barbara Warnock reports:

“We were taken on fascinating guided tours of Dachau concentration camp, the first opened by the Nazis, and also the Nazi party parade grounds in Nuremberg. Our guide took us through the events of the Munich Beerhall Putsch in-situ.

“We also explored the traditional Christmas markets of beautiful Munich, and visited the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein, build by ‘mad’ King Ludwig. The castle is in an attractive location in the foothills of the Alps. The large quantity of snow in Germany added to the seasonal appeal of the area, and staff and students enjoyed sampling Bavarian food and drink in the Hofbrauhaus Beerhall. The tour was an excellent balance of history and Bavarian culture.”

Student Andrew MacDonald commented that at Nuremberg he could ‘really imagine the action’ and that he found the tour guide ‘brilliant’.