The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Berlin

Berlin tells a story of imperial power, the birth and death of regimes, race and persecution and, eventually, a return to stable democracy. With visits to the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Museum, Sachsenhausen and the Stasi Museum, your students will gain a deeper understanding of the rise of National Socialism, life under the Nazi regime, the Holocaust, the fall of Hitler's Germany and the aftermath of WW2 and the origins of the Cold War.

Study Themes: The Weimar Republic, the rise of National Socialism, life under the Nazi regime – repression, prejudice and persecution, coercion and propaganda in Nazi Germany, Nazi economic policy, the Nazi dictatorship and the Holocaust.

Specifications & Topics Supported: KS3 Twentieth Century World
GCSE: AQA, OCR and Edexcel - Germany; 1918-1945, International Relations, 1900-1991
A level: AQA, OCR and Edexcel - Germany 1871-1991, International Relations, 1879-1990

We can tailor your itinerary to suit the subjects of the Rise of National Socialism or Cold War History

Day 1 Flight to Berlin Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Babelplatz and the Bundestag Dome Evening meal
Day 2 Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Museum and Topographie of Terror Evening meal
Day 3 Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and House of Wannsee Conference Evening meal
Day 4 Story of Berlin Museum Transfer to airport and fly back to UK

This price includes:

  • 3 nights' half-board accommodation (breakfast and evening meal)
  • ATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • Airport taxes and air passenger duty at current rates 
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators 
  • Public transport tickets (zones ABC) for duration of your stay
  • VAMOOS - our easy to use travel app
N.B. Activities listed in the itinerary are not neccessarily included in the price. Contact us for further information.
The Nazis & the Holocaust School Trip to Berlin

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“An absolutely fantastic city to take secondary school students to. Our students loved visiting all of the historical landmarks and found it to be a moving experience, as well as an enjoyable one.”

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Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

One of the earliest Nazi concentration camps, Sachsenhausen began to receive Jews and political dissidents in large numbers in the aftermath of Kristallnacht. Some 100,000 people died here between 1938 and the end of the war. Another 12,000 German prisoners of war died at a Soviet-run camp on the same site between 1945 and 1950.

Jewish Museum Berlin

Jewish Museum Berlin

Daniel Libeskind's steel lightening bolt of a building is as much a part of this groundbreaking new museum as the exhibits themselves. Charting the history of Germany's Jews since the Middle Ages, the axes of survival, exile and the Holocaust intersect to represent the experience of Germany's Jews under the Third Reich. The most visited museum in Germany, it's guaranteed to be a th...

Topographie of Terror

Topographie of Terror

Built on the site of the former headquarters of the Reich Security Head Office - the organisation which embraced both the SS and the Gestapo - this exhibition tries to shed some light on the darkest chapter of German history. After your visit walk along a remaining section of the Berlin Wall to Checkpoint Charlie.

Haus der Wannsee Konferenz

Haus der Wannsee Konferenz

On January 20th, 1942 Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the Reich Security, chaired a meeting of high-ranking civil servants and SS-officers in this mansion. The Wannsee Conference was concerned with the organisation and implementation of "The Final Solution", the decision to deport the Jews of Europe to the East and to murder them. The meeting has become known as the Wannsee Conference. I...

Insider Walking Tours

Insider Walking Tours

Starting at the bombed-out Memorial Church, emblem of the ferocious Allied bombing campaign, groups then follow the route of the Soviet attack towards the final battle for the Reichstag. See Goering's Air Defence Ministry and the ruins of Himler's SS and Gestapo HQ at the Topography of Terror exhibition. Visit the exact location of the Fuhrer Bunker and finish at the German Resistance Muse...



Formerly the Reichstag, the seat of Germany's parliament lay empty and derelict from 1933 to 1999. Now crowned with a dome designed by British architect Sir Norman Foster, the Bundestag is once again the focus of German political life.

Checkpoint Charlie Museum

Checkpoint Charlie Museum

During the lifetime of the Berlin Wall, this was the only way for non-Germans to cross from one half of the city to the other. Today, Checkpoint Charlie Museum preserves some of the original structure of the border crossing, including the famous sign reading 'You are leaving the American sector'. The museum tells the story of the division of Germany and concludes with an exhibition on the developm...

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Opened in May 2005, this controversial and long-awaited monument includes an underground exhibition on the Holocaust. The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in the centre of Berlin is Germany's central Holocaust memorial site, a place for remembrance and commemoration of six million victims. The Memorial consists of the Field of Stelae designed by architect Peter Eisenman and th...

The Story of Berlin

The Story of Berlin

The Story of Berlin is a multimedia exhibition with over 20 themed rooms that let you experience 800 years of the capital's development: from its trading centre status in the Middle Ages, to the fall of the Berlin Wall. Using modern exhibition features combined with original models, visitors enter different historical worlds and feel the atmosphere of the city then and now. One highlight of th...

Brandenburg Gate Museum

Brandenburg Gate Museum

Experience history like you are there! This new multimedia museum just 100 metres from Brandenburg Gate shows 300 years of Berlin's history including the German Revolution, Empire, Two World Wars and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Subterranean Berlin

Subterranean Berlin

This tour of underground Berlin takes you through World War Two air raid shelters and tunnels used to smuggle people out of East Germany.

a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof

This modern hostel is well located on a quiet street near the main train station in central Berlin.

Students will generally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite and have modern furnishings/ TV.

Hostel facilities include a roof-top bar, games room and multiple conference rooms.

Aletto Kudamm

Newly opened in April 2012, the Aletto Kudamm offers 3* comfort and is only a few minutes walk away from the Zoological Garden, Kurfuerstendamm, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and the famous KaDeWe.

Students will generally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite. Rooms are equipped with individually adjustable air-conditioning, Flatscreen TV with satellite television and radio stations, WiFi Internet access, shower-bath with WC, hairdryer and under-floor heating.

Other facilities include a pool table, table football and other games. Weather permitting, there is a basketball court, 5-a-side football pitch, table tennis tables and boules area.

The combination of a modern design, high quality facilities and excellent location make this an ideal hostel for school groups.

2A Hostel

The 2A hostel opened in 2011 with the intention of providing hotel-class accommodation at hostel-level prices.

Students sleep in bunk-beds in multi-bedded rooms of 4-8 people, while staff stay in twins. All rooms benefit from en-suite facilities, and all guests have access to WiFi.

Breakfast and evening meal are served in the hostel and packed lunches can be provided at a supplement. The hostel also has a terrace and a lounge area equipped with a TV & audio equipment.

H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz

The modern H2 Hotel welcomes its guests to the heart of Berlin 24 hours a day.

Groups will generally stay in triple or quad rooms, and group leaders in twins or singles. All rooms are air-conditioned, with flatscreen TVs, private bathrooms with underfloor heating, and free WiFi (available throughout the hotel).

The hotel's "fresh island" and shop provide food for the whole day, from breakfast through to the evening meal. Outside of their very flexible mealtimes, coffees and fresh snacks are available too.

Jugendherberge Berlin Ostkreuz

Berlin Ostkreuz Youth Hostel offers modern, state-of-the-art amenities and is ideal for school groups.

The youth hostel has 445 beds in total. All rooms have en-suite showers and toilets. Students will be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms (maximum 6 per room) and staff in twins or singles.

The hostel boasts a welcoming lobby area, cosy bistro and dining rooms where guests can take their meals (breakfast, half or full-board), common rooms for leisure activities and 18 meeting rooms, plus a large assembly hall.

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