Diese Schülermobilität zu den EU-Institutionen wurde mit Mitteln des Bundeskanzleramtes teilfinanziert.
Video: Euroscola – Look-Back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2AaLLDJE-s
Video: School video: https://youtu.be/pf4tXcHpJCc
Strasbourg Day 1
Our trip started on Saturday at 21:45. We met at the bus stop in front of our school. After everyone found a place to sit, we drove away. Everyone was very excited, but after our first stop we all were tired. On our bus trip we took two breaks, and we bought something to eat. After ten hours we arrived in Straßburg. It was about 8am when we arrived at the Hostel, where we would live for the next days. After we put down our luggage in our rooms we could spend some time on our own until 12. Most of the stundents went to get breakfast and already explored the city a little bit.
Everyone spent the afternoon doing a “Chasse de Trésor” (Scavenger hunt). We got split into different group with each 4 people. The start was at the Cathedral and from them on we had to find 12 different points spread out in the whole city. The sights we had to find were marked as points on google maps. The group that made group-pictures in front of each one of the attractions and was at the last point the “Musée historique” fastest won.
By doing the scavenger hunt we got to see many parts of the city that would´ve be hidden from us if we didn´t do it. Sometimes the sights were in the middle of a street and sometimes they were really hard to find. You had to make a route at the beginning of the hunt to avoid running in a circle and be faster than the other groups. Looking back was the hunt the best opportunity to see every bit of the city and always something I would love to repeat.
In the evening some of us visited a big cinema a few minutes away from the old town of Strasbourg called „UGC Ciné Cité”. After a long debate, we finally decided which movie we were going to watch. The decision fell on the well-known film „Puss in Boots“ or in french „le chat botté“. So we grabbed ourselfs some snacks and softdrinks and made our way into cinema hall. Of course the movie was in french so we had a hard time understanding some things but overall everyone of us understood the story line, even though some of us were a bit tired because of the long distance we travelled the night before. After the film we quickly made our way home with the tram and ended our first day in Strasbourg by playing some games at our hotel.
Sebastian Knoll, Sarah Walch, Elena Heiling, Lena Kaiser
Strasbourg Day 2
On the second day of our stay in Strasbourg, we all woke up fresh and alert. After the classic morning routines, we went to breakfast together at our hotel. The breakfast was very delicious and included everything from French pastries to coffee, yoghurt and muesli. At only 8 euros, this breakfast was very good value.
After the delicious breakfast, we all went to our rooms to get ready for the tour of the European Parliament. Of course, the colleagues from Obdach were late again. Prof. Fiechtl was already looking forward to the Parliament like a little child in front of the Christmas tree. After we all met in the lobby of our hotel, we made our way to the Parliament. On the way there, we passed by the German-French channel Arte TV. In front of the building was a huge statue of a giraffe. We took a group photo in front of the giraffe. From the Arte TV building we could already see the EU Parliament. After a walk of about 10 minutes, we reached the Parliament. Again, the colleagues from Obdach were too late. After the people from Obdach also joined us after a long time, we entered the Parliament. The security check was very extensive, like at the airport. Our backpacks were screened and we were also scanned. As soon as we entered the building, we were joined by a lady who showed us around the parliament. She took us through the Parliament and told us about the architecture and gave us some facts about the Parliament. For example, the EU Parliament has its own kindergarten, a restaurant and a gym. The MEPs were not in Strasbourg during our stay, but in Brussels, as they always commute between Strasbourg and Brussels. This also gave us the opportunity to visit the large plenary hall. The plenary hall of the EU Parliament is the second largest in the world. Only the hall of the People’s Republic of China in Beijing is bigger. After our tour, we were given some time to participate in an interactive exercise where we could get to know the MEPs of each country better. After our visit to the Parliament, we had a bit of free time to go out for something to eat in the city. In the afternoon, we met again in front of the cathedral to go on a boat trip through Strasbourg together. During the boat trip we got to see impressive buildings and we were explained the history and the different parts of Strasbourg. After our boat trip, we had enough time to buy any souvenirs for our families. As there was also a huge shopping centre in Strasbourg, the girls had also found their afternoon activity. In the evening we had another walk through Strasbourg and an excellent dinner together. After dinner, we went back to our hotel and enjoyed the evening.
In the end, this day was very impressive, especially the EU Parliament and the exciting boat trip. The EU Parliament is very worth seeing and, moreover, everyone can visit the Parliament for free and one should definitely make use of this offer.
Jonas, Michael, Max, Mario
Presentaion – Powerpoint: Anna, Sandra, Bene, Lorenz: Referat
Prof. Mag. Bernd Fiechtl