History School & College Tours to Berlin
Berlin’s unique key positioning during the main historical events of the 20th Century offer history students an extraordinary opportunity to have a first hand learning experience about the political and social developments that led to the city’s division and eventual reunification. The city’s many educational visits and the incredible vestiges of the cold war make Berlin an ideal destination for history school groups.
- Jewish Museum - A history of 2000 years of German-Jewish life.
- Alexanderplatz - Located in the former East Berlin, surrounded by communist architecture, including the famous TV Tower.
- The Story of Berlin - A history of Berlin from 1237 to the fall of the Berlin Wall, displayed in multimedia.
- Berlin Wall - The most important symbol of Germany’s former division, parts of the Wall have survived.
- Checkpoint Charlie Museum - The definitive museum to Berlin’s division.
- The DDR Museum - An interactive museum depiciting everyday life in the GDR.
- Stasi Museum - Dedicated to the former Soviet secret police who operated in Berlin during the communist era.
- Topography of Terror Exhibition - Provides historical information about National Socialism and its crimes.
- Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp - 34 km north of Berlin, this was the principal concentration camp for the Berlin area.
- Wannsee Conference Memorial House - Exhibition of the documentation and history of the ‘Final Solution’.
- Airlift Memorial - Located at Tempelhof airport, a spectacular memorial to the Allied response to the blockade of 1948-1949.
- Gedenskstatte Deutscher
- Widerstand - The German Resistance Memorial centre.
- Schloss Sanssouci - The former summer palace of Frederick the Great, built in the Rococo style. The park contains numerous temples and follies.
- Understand the political, social, cultural and economic developments that have shaped this important city
- Study and experience locations central to major twentieth century events including the Holocaust and the unification of Europe
- Understand the impact of the Cold War on the city and its people, and how Berlin’s past has shaped the city today
- Learn about Berlin’s significance and place within the wider context of European history
- Analyse a wide range of the city’s historical sources and explain interpretations of Berlin’s history
- Acquire a broad and personal understanding of the rise of Totalitarianism, the holocaust, the Cold War and Unification