- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
- Program Delivery: Residential
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Two Weeks
- Entering Grade: 9th, 10th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Selective: No
- Ages: 14, 15, 16
Travel through the heart of the Alps on this off-the-beaten-path adventure. From Berlin's hip vibe to the crisp mountain air of Alpine villages in Switzerland, explore the different facets of life in Europe!
Germany, Austria, and Switzerland – three countries with incredible history and breathtaking landscapes that are at the top of every backpacker’s destination list! On this European adventure designed specifically for intrepid teens, you’ll enjoy some of the Continent’s most happening cities, as well as relax in off-the-beaten-path mountain towns. There’s something for everyone on this program, as you’ll explore the culture of capital cities and get your adrenaline pumping on our awesome nature activities.
This trip of a lifetime begins in Berlin, the capital of Germany and the location of some of the most important events of the Twentieth Century. Cross between East Berlin and West Berlin and see what remains of the Berlin Wall at the East Side Gallery. From Berlin, we board a modern, comfortable train and head south to Munich, often referred to as the cultural heart of Germany. Bike through this city like a local and pay your respects at one of the most important World War II sites, Dachau Concentration Camp. Next, hop over the border and cross another country off your bucket list as we explore beautiful Zell Am See. This town is a hidden gem at the heart of the Austrian Alps, and we’ll take advantage of the slower pace and fresh mountain air to do nature-based activities. After Austria, the idyllic backpacker haven of Interlaken awaits us. Swim in refreshing alpine lakes, ride the cable cars up the mountains for incredible views, and even have the option of soaring over the Alps on a once-in-a-lifetime paragliding adventure! We’ll cap off this trip with an upscale final dinner in the modern city of Zurich, before saying auf wiedersehen to these three incredible countries. This program is perfect for any teen who’s looking to go beyond a traditional summer camp experience and push their boundaries to try something new. Join Travel For Teens on this thrilling adventure this summer!