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, Bebelplatz and the Bundestag Dome||Evening meal|
|Day 2||Checkpoint Charlie, the Jewish Museum and the Topographie of Terror||Evening meal|
|Day 3||Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and House of Wannsee Conference||Evening meal|
|Day 4||Story of Berlin||Transfer to airport and fly back to UK|
This price includes:
- Return flights from UK including hold luggage
- 3 nights' half-board accommodation
- Single rooms for teachers
- Guided tour of Sachsenhausen
- 4 day U-bahn and S-bahn pass
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Detailed information pack and workbooks
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Itinerary planning service
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. Guided tours are provided in English for groups of up to 30 at a time...
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 thought-provoking ...
Held 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.
A 2-hour guided tour is provided in English free of charge through the permanent exhibit for school groups. 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 Eur...
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 Museum.
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.
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...
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 the underground Information Centre.
The Story of Berlin is a multimedia exhibition with over 20 themed rooms that are designed to give visitors the opportunity to experience 800 years of the German capital's development; from its status as a major trading centre during the Middle Ages, to the fall of the Berlin Wall. The modern exhibition features, combined with original models, allow visitors to&nb...
Students will generally be accommodated in multibedded 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, WLAN 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 court, 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. View on map
AO Hostel Berlin Hauptbahnhof
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 bar, games room and conference room.
Acama Hotel and Hostel Kreuzberg
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What our teachers had to say about this destination
The trip ran very smoothly and I am very grateful to all the help from Halsbury as both staff and students had a fantastic time. Thank you.
From my very first contact with Halsbury Travel through to receipt of the extremely detailed and helpful information pack, every e-mail/phone call was handled swiftly and with friendly efficiency. I could not fault the service I had from you and I only wish I had come across you years ago - as a leader of coutless school visits to Germany, Halsbury Travel has not only been easily the best company to deal with by far but is also very competitive on price. I would not hesitate to book with you again - in fact I am so confident that you can provide exactly what I want at the right price, I would not even bother looking at any other school travel company for comparison
I take a residential trip to Berlin every year and it is always an extremely positive and enjoyable experience for the staff, as well as the students. Halsbury make this a very simple and manageable task!
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.
Berlin is an amazingly rich destination for a school trip. With excellent public transport, inexpensive museums and a very welcoming general population, I would highly recommend it.
It was a fantastic trip and it ran like clockwork. All students and staff really enjoyed it and should this trip be given permission to run again, we would definitely organise it through Halsbury.
Thank you so much for all your help.
An excellent programme of events, carefully planned and considered and the sequential build up of information was very good. It enabled the students to gain a real insight to the complex city of Berlin, expecially if you are taking a cross-curricular group. The linguists, historians, RE students and travel and tourism students were all able to extract a wealth of information and experience. Travel was easy, the sights fantastic and the Berlin 'experience' memorable. The information pack supplied by Halsbury was great. Would recommend the trip to anyone wishing to see and do as much as is possible in a long weekend. I think the experience has captivated the students' imagination. They cannot stop talking about it.