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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."

- Southfield School, History Trip to Berlin

Service and product was excellent throughout, particularly the rep that accompanied us on the visit.

- Southfield School for Girls, History Trip to Berlin

CASE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Key topics

 

Curriculum Links

Accommodation

Berlin Accommodation - Meininger Hotels

Meininger Hotel Berlin Central Station

  • Next to Berlin Central Station
  • Shared kitchen

Meininger Hotel Berlin Central Station offers excellent transport connections and is within close proximity to the Reichstag, Bundestag, Brandenburg Gate and Tiergarten.

Location: Next to Berlin Central Station in central Berlin.

Facilities: The hotel features a gamezone with a snooker table, shared kitchen area, large breakfast zone and modern rooms with en-suite facilities, soundproof windows and lockers.

Accommodation: Rooms accommodate up to 4 people in bunk beds. All rooms come with en-suite facilities and a TV.

Meals: A buffet breakfast, snack bar and shared kitchen are available.

Berlin Accommodation - Generator Hostel

Aletto Hotel Kudamm

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Modern facilities

This modern, affordable hotel has multi-purpose rooms and caters perfectly 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: Aletto Hottel Kudamm is ideally located in the heart of City West and just a short walk from the Zoological Garden, the famous Kurfürstendamm and the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. The nearby train station Zoologischer Garten also allows easy access to discover the city.

Facilities: Free Wi-Fi, rooftop terrace and games room with table tennis and a snooker table.

Accommodation: Rooms range from single and multi-bedded rooms and are all en-suite with flat screen TV's, air conditioning and under-floor heating.

Meals: Buffet breakfasts with lunch and dinner options.

Berlin Accommodation - A&O Hostels

a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof

  • Central location
  • Welcoming of groups

In a central location, the a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof is ideally located close to many of Berlin's major attractions including the Reichstag and Victory Column.

Location: In central Berlin, within a 10-minute walk to the Central Station, where trains, S-Bahn, trams and buses leave.

Facilities: Facilities include an outdoor sun terrace, with garden and BBQ facilities, plus a games room, library, safety deposit boxes, a safe and secure key card access system.

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

Meals: The hostel features an on-site bar and snack bar, with the option for packed lunches.

Berlin Accommodation - A&O Berlin Mitte

a&o Berlin Mitte

  • 10 minutes' from East Side Gallery
  • Modern interior

The largest of the a&o properties in Berlin, a&o Berlin Mitte is a superb and affordable choice for large groups.

Location: Located just a 10-minute walk from the East Side Gallery, the a&o Berlin Mitte hostel is in a central location.

Facilities: Facilities include lockers, a fitness centre, karaoke station and shared kitchen.

Accommodation: Rooms come in a variety of sizes, sleeping 2, 4, 6 and 8 with bunk beds.

Meals: A varied buffet breakfast is provided every morning, as well as an on-site snack bar and packed lunches.

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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