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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...
    • Return flight home

Itinerary price from: £289

Price details

Priced based on:

  • 3 night tour for 35 students and 4 staff

Price includes:

  • Return flights from London
  • Overseas return airport transfers by coach
  • 3 nights’ accommodation on a B&B basis at A&O Berlin Mitte
  • Standard insurance
  • Entrance to excursions based on above Cold War itinerary
 

 

“That brings me to the service and small touches that you, Equity, provided to make this a positive and stress free experience such as being met at Heathrow and walked through, provided with a rep for the duration, a good airline to travel with and absolute value for experience. This is our first year running this trip for our students as it fits in very well with our KS4 and 5 curriculums. I would like to thank you for all your efforts that helped make this a positive experience."

Paul Bradshaw - Southfield School
Travelled with Equity to Berlin

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

Aletto Kurfurstendamm

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Modern facilities

This modern, affordable hotel has multi-purpose rooms and caters pefectly for groups with plenty of electrical outlets in each room. There is a rooftop terrace with panoramic views and for the safety of guests there is controlled room access by means of card locking systems.

Location: In the heart of City West, only a short walk from the Zoological Garden, the famous Kurfürstendamm and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The nearby train station Zoologischer Garten allows easy access to discover the city.

Facilities:Free Wi-Fi, lounge bar, large garden with football pitch, basketball court, table tennis area and a rooftop terrace.

Accommodation: 231 rooms including single and multi bed rooms, all en suite, flat screen TV, air conditioning and under-floor heating.

Meals: Buffet breakfasts with lunch and dinner options.

Berlin Accommodation - A&O Hostels

A&O Hostels

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

The A&O offer 4 different locations of hostels in Berlin, Friedrichshain, Berlin Kolumbus, 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, Berlin Kolumbus in the heart of North-East Berlin, Mitte close to the centre and in a vibrant district and 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.

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

This wonderful museum displays many 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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