From the 13th to the 16th of October 2017, 40 students and 4 staff went on a trip to Munich. After arriving at Birmingham Airport at 4am on the Friday, and then having a 2 hour flight to Munich, we were all tired, but we started abroad with a walking tour around Munich. It was very interesting and we all increased our knowledge of Munich, learning about the origin of Oktoberfest, past rulers of Bavaria and the history of the City. By 7pm, we had eaten and were settling into our rooms; we spent the rest of the night chilling in the hotel. The rooms were quite spacious and had a good WiFi connection, and there was a pool table, darts board and a table-football table in the bar area downstairs.
On the Saturday, we started the day on a more serious note. This is because we visited the concentration camp in Dachau. We were told many sad stories and taught about how life was for the prisoners; we saw artefacts from the time that the camp was in operation too. After the tour, we had time to shop around Marienplatz in the centre of the ‘Old Town’ of Munich. As well as shopping, I spent a lot of the time looking at the Liverpool- Man Utd score! After we all shopped, we went to the Deutches Museum. It was an interesting museum as it contained many exhibitions on engineering, cars and trains. Then we had the rest of the day to eat, chill in our rooms and play darts and pool in the games room.
We were all excited on Sunday because we were going to do a lot of cool things. The day started off by going to Olympic Park (developed for the 1972 Olympic Games), which got our sports fans very excited. After being able to see most of Munich from the top of the Tower, we spent time at BMW World and Museum which gave us the chance to see and even sit in vintage and modern cars. After a game of bowling, we headed to Munich’s Hard Rock Café for our evening meal, where we had the chance to eat some great food and to buy souvenirs.
Monday was going to be the last day, but was going to be the best as we were going to have a tour of the one and only Allianz Arena. From far away, the stadium looks amazing, but from up close, it is magnificent. The tour guide was amazing as she knew Bayern Munich and the Allianz Arena from top to bottom and she could answer every question that came at her. She also made sure we could experience everything we could possible, from being in the away team changing room to walking down the tunnel as two separate teams while the infamous Champions League anthem played. The tour was the perfect way to end what had been an amazing school trip.
We’d all like to thank Miss Hartill, Mr Jones and Miss Blochard for making this amazing trip possible, as well as Mr Campbell who didn’t forget to leave his witty sense of humour in Birmingham (and Mr Jones said that he left his wallet there too).
Rohan Minhas 9A