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 for Berlin

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Checkpoint Charlie Museum

During the lifetime of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie was the only way for non-Germans to cross from one half of the city to the other. … Read More

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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 a state long gone. … Read More

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Berlin Wall Memorial

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

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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,… Read More

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The Story of Berlin

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

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Bundestag

The Bundestag, formerly the Reichstag, is the seat of Germany's parliament, which lay empty and derelict from 1933 to 1999. … Read More

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Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower)

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

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Subterranean Berlin

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Jewish Museum Berlin

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Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

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Topographie of Terror

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East Side Gallery

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

You can combine Berlin and Krakow with an overnight coach transfer as a 5-6 day tour. Munich may also be another possibility.

Yes, you can! Berlin is a fantastic destination for a number of subjects, including German, art and 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 or the Cold War. Please don't hesitate to contact us for further information on how your cross-curricular school trip to Berlin might work.

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.

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.

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!