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School trips to Berlin remain a hugely popular option for teachers of many subjects, including German, history, art and design and technology.

Berlin is one of our favourite school trip destinations because you can go there every year and still find something new to see and do each time, which makes it a great choice for a regular, annual school trip. And because we know the city so well ourselves, we can help you to design an itinerary to suit your specific requirements and learning objectives.

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Why visit Berlin?

A city full of history

The vibrant capital of Germany always proves to be a massive hit with students. And it’s a city that wears its recent history on its sleeve. It’s particularly brilliant for bringing to life some of the darker events of the 20 th century, with many visits and activities suitable for history school trips.

In fact, we’d argue that there’s nowhere better to learn about the Nazis and the Holocaust and the Cold War than Berlin, thanks to the many fantastic museums and historical sites that bring 20th-century history to life for your 21st-centurystudents.

And, even if you’re not in Berlin on a history school trip, you may want to take some time to visit one of the many excellent museums, such as the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the Jewish Museum and the Story of Berlin.

Get your students talking!

But it’s not just about history school trips – as the capital, Berlin is a great choice for a school trip to discover the German culture through practising the language.

And we can arrange for your students to have German lessons at a specialist language school in the city, which is a great option for groups preparing for their GCSE or A-level exams.

Of course, you’ll want to spend some of your time in Berlin sightseeing and visits to the Brandenburg Gate, the Bundestag and the TV Tower are not to be missed.

And while you’re exploring the city, your students will have plenty of opportunities to discover the culture through their German skills.

You may even like to consider visiting during December when you include a visit to the Christmas markets too!

A creative city

Berlin is a forward-thinking city and its youthful, creative atmosphere always goes down well with students.

The city has long been at the forefront of art, fashion and design, and is part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network.

This makes it a great destination for art and design and technology groups too!

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Activities in Berlin that your school group will love

Checkpoint Charlie Museum

During the lifetime of the Berlin Wall, this was the only way for non-Germans to cross from one half of

DDR Museum

Welcome to one of Europe's most interactive museums!The DDR Museum offers you a hands-on experience of the everyday life of

Berlin Wall Memorial

This open-air exhibition on the infamous Bernauer Strasse illustrates how the Wall divided the city from 1961 until 1989. The

Cold War Berlin Walking tour

Retrace the often ghost-like trail of the Berlin Wall taking in guard towers and tank traps. Walk along Bernauer Strasse,

The Story of Berlin

The Story of Berlin is a multimedia exhibition with over 20 themed rooms that let you experience 800 years of

Bundestag

Formerly the Reichstag, the seat of Germany's parliament lay empty and derelict from 1933 to 1999. Now crowned with a

Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower)

Visible from almost any point in the city, the television tower was a flagship of east German architecture. From its

Subterranean Berlin

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

Jewish Museum Berlin

Daniel Libeskind's steel lightening bolt of a building is as much a part of this groundbreaking new museum as the

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

Topographie of Terror

Built on the site of the former headquarters of the Reich Security Head Office - the organisation which embraced both

East Side Gallery

The longest surviving section of the Wall that once divided the city, this half-mile stretch along the bank of the

Berlin Cathedral

One of the principal buildings of the nineteenth-century Berlin, the cathedral was completed at the turn of the century and

Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower)

Visible from almost any point in the city, the television tower was a flagship of east German architecture. From its

Berlin Bike Tour

A bike tour is a particularly great way to get a taste of life in Berlin and learn about its

Berlin Street Art Workshop

During this tour, groups will get a detailed view of over 50 local and international artists works on display in

Best of Berlin Segway Tour

Arguably the best way to see the city, this tour takes you by all the main attractions with a local

Blue Man Group Berlin

The Blue Man Group show has been described as intense, innovative and creative... and a little crazy! The show is

East Side Gallery

The longest surviving section of the Wall that once divided the city, this half-mile stretch along the bank of the

Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtnis Kirche

Built to commemorate Germany’s first Kaiser and gutted by bombing in 1943, this church’s spire, "der Hohle Zahn" ("the hollow

Potsdamer Platz

In the years since German reunification Potsdamer Platz has made a transformation from a swathe of no man's land abutting

Ritter Chocolate Workshop

Visit the capital of German chocolate in Berlin and create your own Ritter chocolate, from choosing the ingredients to designing

Filmpark Babelsberg

Babelsberg was the home of German cinema in its heyday in the twenties and thirties. This theme park lets children

Bundestag

Formerly the Reichstag, the seat of Germany's parliament lay empty and derelict from 1933 to 1999. Now crowned with a

Brandenburg Gate

The Brandenburg Gate was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace. Designed by Karl Gotthard Langhans, the Court Superintendent

Berlin Christmas Market

The Christmas Markets in Berlin are renowned for their metropolitan flair and, as a result, often have an edgier, more

Kurfürstendamm

Known to the people of Berlin as Ku'damm, this broad alley which cuts a swate through the West Berlin is

Chocolatiers Fassbender & Rausch

Fassbender & Rausch began making chocolates in Berlin in 1863. Since then the shop has become the largest outlet of

Olympic Stadium

The Berlin Olympic Stadium was constructed for the Olympic Summer Games of 1936 under the general architectural direction of architect

FAQs

What's the best way to get around Berlin?
Public transport – the u-bahn, s-bahn and trams will get you anywhere in Berlin. Also a lot of the main sights are within walking distance of each other.
How long should we stay in Berlin?
Four days is good if you want to do a visit that’s a bit further outside of Berlin, such as the House of the Wannsee Conference (Potsdam) or Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp (Oranienburg).Also, there are so many options for guided tours and museums that 3 days just isn’t really enough.
Can we combine Berlin with another destination?
You can combine Berlin and [Krakow](https://www.halsbury.com/school-trips/poland/krakow) with an overnight coach transfer as a 5-6 day tour. [Munich](https://www.halsbury.com/school-trips/germany/munich) may also be another possibility.
Can I run a cross-curricular school trip to Berlin?
Yes, you can! Berlin is a fantastic destination for a number of subjects, including [German](https://www.halsbury.com/school-trips/subjects/german), [art](https://www.halsbury.com/school-trips/subjects/art) and [history](https://www.halsbury.com/school-trips/subjects/history). You can choose to go to visits together or we can split the group up at certain points so that the historians can visit a history attraction while the others visit an art museum, for example. Berlin is also a great choice for history groups studying the [Nazis and the Holocaust](https://www.halsbury.com/school-trips/subjects/the-nazis-and-the-holocaust) or the [Cold War](https://www.halsbury.com/school-trips/subjects/the-cold-war). Please don't hesitate to [contact us](https://www.halsbury.com/contact-halsbury-travel) for further information on how your cross-curricular school trip to Berlin might work.
Which visits are a must on a school trip to Berlin?
The TV tower offers the best views over Berlin and is especially great in the evening. And the Brandenburg Gate is another iconic monument in the city centre. You'll also want to visit Checkpoint Charlie, the former border crossing between East and West Berlin.
Are there any free things to do in Berlin?
The East Side Gallery is a 1.3km open-air gallery which is a great, free visit for both art and history groups. And you can visit the Reichstag dome and rooftop terrace for free too. The Berlin Wall Memorial, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Topography of Terror are all free too.

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