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Cold War School Trip to Berlin

Visiting Berlin will afford your students a far greater understanding of the history of the city in which so many of the 20th century’s key events were played out. Walk along a remaining section of the Berlin Wall or visit Checkpoint Charlie and the Stasi Museum.

The award-winning DDR Museum offers a hands-on experience of history - the visitor has to take part, to handle the exhibits and to look behind drawers and doors. The museum shows the crimes of the State Security, the border defences at the Berlin Wall and displays the life of the people under communist dictatorship.

At the Hohenschönhausen Stasi Memorial, guided tours are conducted by freelance members of the team, most of whom are former inmates who relate the tour to their own experience in the remand prison. They provide an insight into a broad spectrum of political persecution in the GDR.

Sample itinerary

Day 1/3

MorningMorning Flight to Berlin
AfternoonAfternoon Checkpoint Charlie and Stasi Museum
EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 2/3

MorningMorning Guided tour conducted by inmate of Hohenschonhausen Stasi Prison
AfternoonAfternoon DDR Museum and TV Tower
EveningEvening Evening meal

Day 3/3

MorningMorning Story of Berlin and nuclear bomb shelter
AfternoonAfternoon Flight back to UK

What's included?

  • tick icon2 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconAirport tax and passenger duty at current rates
  • tick iconATOL protected return flights from the UK
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconPublic transport tickets (zones ABC) for the duration of your stay
  • tick iconVamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • tick iconVAT at current rates to tour operators


Asisi Berlin Wall Experience

Asisi Berlin Wall Experience

Immerse yourselves in 1980s Berlin – a city divided in two by two competing political ideologies. This unique pa… Read more

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

The Documentation Center on the history of the Berlin Wall provides historical information and educates the public.&… Read more

Berlin Wall Memorial (Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer)

Berlin Wall Memorial

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

Berlin Wall Museum

Berlin Wall Museum

This interactive museum tells the story of the Berlin Wall and helps to bring to life what like was like in the divided… Read more

Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower)

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

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… Read more

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… Read more

Cold War Berlin Walking tour

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

DDR Museum

DDR Museum

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

Guided Walking Tour - Third Reich and Cold War Berlin

Guided Walking Tour - Third Reich and Cold War Berlin

This guided walking tour will give your students the opportunity to see the most important historic sights in relation … Read more

Hohenschönhausen Stasi Memorial

Hohenschönhausen Stasi Memorial

Between 1945 and 1989 thousands of political prisoners were interned here by the Communist regime. Today, the prison is… Read more

Memories of the Cold War - Meet a Former Political Prisoner

Memories of the Cold War - Meet a Former Political Prisoner

A rare and memorable opportunity to make history come to life. Your students will have the chance to discuss real… Read more

Stasi Museum

Stasi Museum

Under the GDR, the Ministry of State Security, or Stasi, spied more meticulously on the East German population than any… Read more

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… Read more

Teufelsberg (Devil's Mountain)

Teufelsberg (Devil's Mountain)

A Cold War radio base, hidden away in the Grunewald Forest, which originally used by the Allies to spy on Russian-con… Read more

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 capi… Read more

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2A Hostel
a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Aletto Kudamm
H2 Hotel Berlin Alexanderplatz
Jugendherberge Berlin Ostkreuz
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.

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.

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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