The TY’s arrived in Germany at 10:10am local time and there was no hanging around as we made a quick getaway on the double decker bus to Wurtzburg,first we went top the Castela where former Mr Curran gave students many facts on the site and it gave a brilliant view of Wurtzburg city which is about the size of Cork. Following this students were given free time to browse Wurzburg. After all the actions of the day. It was time to check into the hostel in the city an hour and a half away Nuremburg. After students were assigned rooms they were let out into the city for dinner. Students came back will full bellies later that night.
TY’s were given the opportunity to see where Hitler rallies took place. This was the biggest of the rally sites that were used. We then visited stage one, what was noticeable to students was the bullet holes in the pillars.Before we left Nuremburg students went to the Deutsches museum,here TY’s learned key facts about the time of Nazi Germany.After about 90 minutes in the museum it was time to head to the hostel in Munich,it was a fairly long journey for students lasting over 2 hours but to make the journey feel shorter a Mr.Bean film was put on for students to watch. Students got checked into the hostel fairly quickly that evening giving them an hour to pack.Once the packing was done and dinner was served perhaps the highlight of the day occured,TY’s were taken to the Olympic swimming pool,each night from 8-10:30pm students got the chance to swim and jump off the diving board.
The trip was proving to be a very enjoyable experience for all and little did we think it could get any better but it did,on the Monday afternoon we got a huge surprise from Ms.Walsh as she announced that we would be going to a match between TSV and Nuremburg at the Allianz Arena.The match was very exciting with a 2-0 victory for TSV with both goals in the first half.Perhaps the most historical and emotional part of the trip was the journey to Dachau as students got the opportunity to see how the Jewish people were treated in concentration camps during World War 2.
This was a hugely enjoyable trip for all who were involved.It went very smoothly for both teacher and student and I’m sure I speak for everyone on the trip when I say I would recommend future TY’s to go on this trip.