11 or 13 days
Munich, Nuremberg, Dresden, Berlin, extension to Hamburg
Known for its wide spectrum of tech and automotive organizations, Germany is an ever-evolving hub of innovation. As you explore a local car factory in Munich and the Transparent Factory in Dresden—true meccas for engineers—you’ll gain insight into how these companies impact the entire country socially, economically, and environmentally. In between, you’ll visit historic sites ranging from the Berlin Wall to the Brandenburg Gate.

🔹 Curated experiences: Every program is intentionally designed to feature guided learning, cultural engagement, and independent exploration experiences to drive global competency development, denoted on each itinerary with a blue diamond. Learn more about these experiences.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Munich

    Meet your Field Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your Field Director you will see:

    • Munich Cathedral, the representative landmark of Munich
    • New Town Hall, a towering building home to the city government
    • Hofbräuhaus, a famous beer hall dating back to the 16th century and a symbol of Bavarian hospitality

    Enjoy dinner in Munich

  • Day 3: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympic Games
    • Residenz, the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs 
    • Marienplatz, Munich's main city square

    🔹 Cultural engagement & industry experience: Learn more about Munich’s engineering industry firsthand as you visit one of the city’s innovative companies

  • Day 4: Munich

    Take a guided tour of the Deutsches Museum, the world’s largest museum of science and technology

    🔹 Cultural engagement & industry experience: Visit a local car factory and gain insight into all areas of state-of-the-art automobile production

  • Day 5: Munich

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Dachau

    Dachau

    Take time to reflect at Dachau, a WWII Nazi concentration camp built in 1935. Today, it serves as a powerful memorial museum, where you can learn about the lives and suffering of the political prisoners, Jews, and other Europeans who were imprisoned there.   

  • Day 6: Munich • Nuremburg • Dresden

    Travel via Nuremberg, the site of the Nazi war crime tribunals, to Dresden

    Take a tour of Dresden with your Field Director and trace the history of the Saxon capital and gain insight into the effects of the devastating fire bombing of World War II

    Enjoy dinner in Dresden

  • Day 7: Dresden

    Visit the Volkswagen Transparent Factory, originally used to assemble cars and now serves as a “showcase for electromobility” 

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend time exploring Dresden on your own

  • Day 8: Dresden • Berlin

    Travel to Berlin, now one of the world’s leaders in innovative technological approaches

    Visit the German Museum of Technology, which features several exhibits on industrial technology, ranging from rail transport to aviation

  • Day 9: Berlin

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate, Germany's iconic landmark representing peace and unity
    • Kurfürstendamm, a famous avenue that’s lined with shops, hotels, and restaurants 
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall, a physical and ideological divider now covered in political graffiti

    Stop to take a photo at Checkpoint Charlie, a station that guarded the border between East and West Germany

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum, a history museum located on the site of buildings that served as the headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring Berlin on your own

  • Day 10: Berlin

    🔹 Guided learning & industry experience: Participate in an interactive workshop where you’ll learn about the design thinking process and the way it inspires innovation

    Enjoy dinner in Berlin

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 11: Berlin • Hamburg

    Travel to Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany and an up-and-coming destination for young professionals  

    Visit the Airbus Plant and learn all about the technological approaches, production, and assembly of Airbus aircrafts

    Enjoy dinner in Hamburg

  • Day 12: Hamburg

    Take a walking tour of lively Hamburg and learn about the city from your Field Director

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend time exploring Hamburg on your own

  • Day 13: Depart for home

  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Munich

    Meet your Field Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Munich

    With your Field Director you will see:

    • Munich Cathedral, the representative landmark of Munich
    • New Town Hall, a towering building home to the city government
    • Hofbräuhaus, a famous beer hall dating back to the 16th century and a symbol of Bavarian hospitality

    Enjoy dinner in Munich

  • Day 3: Munich

    Take a guided tour of Munich

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Olympic Stadium, built for the 1972 Olympic Games
    • Residenz, the former royal palace of the Wittelsbach monarchs 
    • Marienplatz, Munich's main city square

    🔹 Cultural engagement & industry experience: Learn more about Munich’s engineering industry firsthand as you visit one of the city’s innovative companies

  • Day 4: Munich

    Take a guided tour of the Deutsches Museum, the world’s largest museum of science and technology

    🔹 Cultural engagement & industry experience: Visit a local car factory and gain insight into all areas of state-of-the-art automobile production

  • Day 5: Munich

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Dachau

    Dachau

    Take time to reflect at Dachau, a WWII Nazi concentration camp built in 1935. Today, it serves as a powerful memorial museum, where you can learn about the lives and suffering of the political prisoners, Jews, and other Europeans who were imprisoned there.   

  • Day 6: Munich • Nuremburg • Dresden

    Travel via Nuremberg, the site of the Nazi war crime tribunals, to Dresden

    Take a tour of Dresden with your Field Director and trace the history of the Saxon capital and gain insight into the effects of the devastating fire bombing of World War II

    Enjoy dinner in Dresden

  • Day 7: Dresden

    Visit the Volkswagen Transparent Factory, originally used to assemble cars and now serves as a “showcase for electromobility” 

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend time exploring Dresden on your own

  • Day 8: Dresden • Berlin

    Travel to Berlin, now one of the world’s leaders in innovative technological approaches

    Visit the German Museum of Technology, which features several exhibits on industrial technology, ranging from rail transport to aviation

  • Day 9: Berlin

    🔹 Guided learning: Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate, Germany's iconic landmark representing peace and unity
    • Kurfürstendamm, a famous avenue that’s lined with shops, hotels, and restaurants 
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall, a physical and ideological divider now covered in political graffiti

    Stop to take a photo at Checkpoint Charlie, a station that guarded the border between East and West Germany

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum, a history museum located on the site of buildings that served as the headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend a half day exploring Berlin on your own

  • Day 10: Berlin

    🔹 Guided learning & industry experience: Participate in an interactive workshop where you’ll learn about the design thinking process and the way it inspires innovation

    Enjoy dinner in Berlin

  • Day 11: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 11: Berlin • Hamburg

    Travel to Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany and an up-and-coming destination for young professionals  

    Visit the Airbus Plant and learn all about the technological approaches, production, and assembly of Airbus aircrafts

    Enjoy dinner in Hamburg

  • Day 12: Hamburg

    Take a walking tour of lively Hamburg and learn about the city from your Field Director

    🔹 Independent exploration: Spend time exploring Hamburg on your own

  • Day 13: Depart for home


Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
See the resources you get
EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get


What's Included

  • Transportation

    Various modes of transport are tailored to your program. While some transfers are included, others may come at additional cost.

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable lodging will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Select meals

    Enjoy a combination of included meals and the freedom to explore local cuisine on your own.

  • End-to-end support

    Your dedicated EF team helps secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides enrollment tools, and helps establish your program’s ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    We offer various tools to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Field Director

    Your Field Director is on the ground with your group, providing deep local insights while handling program logistics.

  • Guided exploration

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides: natural historians who provide cultural insights to enhance learning moments throughout the program.

  • Field Visits

    Experience academics in action during engaging visits with relevant organizations, thought leaders, and partners.


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