You are encouraged to participate in the organized field trips, which are included in your program fees. Guided tours to museums and historical sites will be offered frequently throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Some of these trips may be mandatory for a class and will be led by the Resident Director, instructors and/or the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg International Office staff. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.
The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics.
Known as the "Gate to the World"—visit the town hall, the Speicherstadt, the war memorial St. Nicholas church, the symbol of Hamburg, St. Michaelis church, the harbor on a boat tour, and, of course, the famous Museum of Hamburg History.
Schwerin is famous for its fairy tale like castle, its magnificent lakes, and its rich history. The capitol of the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is located in the former socialist part of Germany. We will take a tour addressing life behind the iron curtain. There will also be free time to explore the city on your own.
Day trip to the city of the Bremer Stadtmusikanten where you will see the medieval Schnoor-Viertel with its narrow streets and small cafés, the impressive Marktplatz, and many other attractions. You will also visit an art museum or the unique Bremen History Museum where actors perform chapters of Bremen’s history.
Lübeck and Travemünde Beach
Lübeck is known as the city of three Nobel Prize winners: Thomas Mann, Günter Grass, and Willy Brandt. We will visit the Buddenbrookhaus and the Heiligen-Geist-Hospital, the Holstentor and many other splendid examples of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, as well as Travemünde Beach during the summer program, a resort on the Baltic Sea.
A tour of the Altstadt, which is famous for its red and white gabled, half-timbered houses and a visit to the castle and the Christmas market.
We will visit the award-winning German Emigration Centre, which traces the history of the more than seven million people who emigrated overseas from Bremerhaven. Interactive exhibition rooms and modern meuseum technology take you on a fascinating journey through the history of migration. This field trip is part of our genealogy class and open to all USAC students.
Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial
To help students gain an understanding of the Third Reich/Nazi Period in German history, we are visiting the former concentration camp and World War II memorial Neuengamme near hamburg. This field trip is part of our class '1933-45' and open to all USAC students.