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
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
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 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...
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.
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.
The Aletto Kudamm offers 3* comfort and is only a few minutes walk away from many of the city's main attractions.
Students will generally be accommodated in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twins. All rooms are en-suite. Rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a TV with satellite television, WiFi, 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.
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.
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.