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Berlin
Basic price from
£239
3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 4 staff

History school trips to Berlin

History school trips to Berlin

A fantastic destination for GCSE history students, Berlin can offer rich insights into both World War II and the Cold War. While we recommend a 4-day trip with a core focus on one of these themes, allowing the students to really get under the skin of the topic, we would be more than happy to tailor an itinerary to create a broader mix of themes and topics.

 

 

Suggested Itineraries

BASIC - Cold War GCSE

  • day
    1

     

    • Reichstag building
    • Brandenburg Gate
  • day
    2

     

    • German Historical Museum
    • Checkpoint Charlie and the DDR Museum
    • Berlin Wall Memorial
  • day
    3

     

    • Allied Museum
    • Stasi Museum
    • Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial
  • day
    4

     

    • Morning at leisure, or...
    • Story of Berlin museum
    • Return flight home

Itinerary price from: £335

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 3 night tour for 35 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Return flights
  • Return airport transfers by coach
  • 3 nights’ half-board accommodation on a half-board basis
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above itinerary

CASE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Key topics

 

Curriculum Links

Accommodation

Berlin Accommodation - Meininger Hotels

Meininger Hotels

  • 5 sites to choose from throughout the city
  • Comfortable

The Meininger Hotel chain is exceptional and perfect for student groups. They are conveniently well located with easy access to public transport.

Location: Choose between the Central Station, Mitte, Prenzlauer, Tempelhofer Ufer and Hallesches Ufer sites spread across central Berlin.

Facilities: 24 hour reception, free internet, common room, luggage room, roof terrace.

Accommodation: Single and double rooms available to staff, 2 – 6 person rooms available to students. All rooms come with en-suite and TV.

Meals: Breakfast buffet available. Guest kitchen.

Berlin Accommodation - Generator Hostel

Generator Hostel

  • Choose between Prenzlauer Berg or Mitte
  • Perfect for groups on a budget

Germany’s largest hostel offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere in a modern design. Located only ten minutes by tram from Alexanderplatz, and only a few steps away from the vibrant districts of Friedrichshain and Prenzlauer Berg.

Location: Prenzlauer Berg is by far the larger of the two sites in Berlin, a moments’ walk from public transport stops, sites and local parks. The Mitte is even closer to the heart of the city being 200m from Museum Island, numerous other sites and also public transport stops.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, lounge, vending machines, teacher’s lounge, luggage room, travel shop.

Accommodation: Twins available to staff. 3-14 bed rooms for students. Each floor has same-sex bathroom facilities.

Meals: Buffet breakfasts and dinners available.

Berlin Accommodation - A&O Hostels

A&O Hostels

  • 3 well-presented and popular sites to choose from
  • Welcoming of groups

The A&O offer 3 different locations of hostels in Berlin, Friedrichshain, Mitte & Hauptbahnhof. With Berlin being such a vast city choose the location that suits you best!

Location: Friedrichshain is on the edge of the city centre, Mitte close to the centre and in a vibrant district, Hauptbahnhof right in the middle with the Brandenburg Gate close-by. All within very easy reach of public transport.

Facilities: 24 hour reception, internet access, games room/lounge, luggage room.

Accommodation: Single and double rooms available for staff. 4-8 person rooms available for students. All rooms are en-suite.

Meals: Breakfast buffet available.

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information.


Subject Specific Excursions

Checkpoint Charlie Museum

Cold War Specific Excursion:
Named after the famous crossing point on the Berlin Wall, this museum in Berlin was founded by human rights activist Dr Rainer Hildebrandt showcasing tools that people used to escape out of the DDR.

Berlin Wall Memorial

Cold War Specific Excursion:
The memorial to the Berlin Wall is comprised of of the Monument in Memory of the Divided City and the Victims of Communist Tyranny as well as the Window of Remembrance.

Stasi Museum

Cold War Specific Excursion:
The original Stasi headquarters, this memorial museum explores the political system of former East Germany. Visit the secret police’s working quarters in this labyrinth of buildings which once featured a supermarket, cinema, clinic and more.

German Historical Museum

Post WWI Specific Excursion:
Study Europe and Germany’s shared history at one of Germany’s most visited museums. Examine regional diversity, international politics, social structure and philosophy through more than 8,000 artefacts, which span the country’s beginnings to the present day. Specialist history workshops available.

Olympic Stadium

Post WWI Specific Excursion:
Built in 1936 for the Summer Olympics, students can explore the area and learn about the stadium’s history.

Rosa Luxemburg Guided Tour

Post WWI Specific Excursion:
Named in her honour, Rosa Luxemburg Platz is riddled with sixty quotations from the famous activist who was a well-respected speaker and leader. Sight includes: Liechtenstein bridge, Franz-Mehring Platz statue and Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde Cemetery.

Jewish Museum

World War II Specific Excursion:
Opened in 2001, this huge museum spreads across two buildings and displays exhibits which document more than two millennia of German-Jewish history. Browse the collections, enter the library and develop your understanding in the Rafael Roth Learning Centre.

Story of Berlin

World War II Specific Excursion:
Join an interactive journey through more than 800 years of Berlin history, learning about the city’s past through touch screens, presentations and information drawers. Walk through themed sections, which explore topics such as industrialisation and the Third Reich.

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp Memorial

World War II Specific Excursion:
This former Nazi concentration camp was used for political prisoners until 1945 and was converted to an NKVD special camp after World War II. Opened as a memorial site in 1961, the buildings and grounds now serve as a museum.

Guided Walking Tour of Historical Berlin

World War II Specific Excursion:
Opened in 2005, Berlin’s contemporary memorial is spread across a 4.7 acre site and invites you to reflect on the experiences of holocaust victims. Schools can also examine historic photos, film and interview material.

DDR Museum

Experience daily life in former East Germany as you tour a typical prefab estate. This interactive museum brings the former GDR back to life with smells and sounds, and invites you to hunt for exhibits in drawers and behind closed doors.

Reichstag building

This impressive building is well worth a visit offering fantastic 360 degree views of Berlin including the parliamentary and government districts and its surroundings from the viewing deck.

Brandenburg Gate

This 18th century inspirational triumphal arch was formally used to represent the separation of the city between East and West Berlin and had become one of the most recognizable landmarks in Europe.

Allied Museum

Visit this wonderful museum displays large objects including a British Airlift plane, moving photographs and military equipment. There is even a guard house from Checkpoint Charlie and a mockup of a real escape tunnel used by East Berliners to make their way to West Berlin.

Berlin-Hohenschonhausen Memorial

Here you might be lucky enough to be led through this former Stasi-prison by an ex-prisoner who will share their shocking stories of their time inside. A unique experience which will leave a long lasting impression on your group

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch so we can do our best to arrange it for you!

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