A history school trip to Berlin with a focus on the Cold War will afford your students a far greater understanding of the history of a 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 – including the crimes of the State Security, the border defences at the Berlin Wall and the lives of the people under a communist dictatorship. At the Hohenschönhausen Stasi Memorial, guided tours are conducted mostly by former inmates who relate the tour to their own experience in the remand prison, providing insight into a broad spectrum of political persecution in the GDR.

If you're not sure you'll have the numbers to run a school trip to Berlin, why not join forces with your school's German department to make this trip cross-curricular?

Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Flight to Berlin

Checkpoint Charlie and Stasi Museum

Evening meal

2

Guided tour conducted by inmate of Hohenschonhausen Stasi Prison

DDR Museum and TV Tower

Evening meal

3

Visit to the Story of Berlin and nuclear bomb shelter

Flight back to the UK

3 days, 2 nights Price from £417 pp
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Educational Activities

Asisi Berlin Wall Experience

Asisi Berlin Wall Experience

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

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

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The Documentation Center on the history of the Berlin Wall provides historical information and educates the public.Beginning with the historical,… Read More

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Berlin Wall Memorial

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

Berlin Wall Museum

Berlin Wall Museum

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

Brandenburg Gate Museum

Brandenburg Gate Museum

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Experience history like you are there! This new multimedia museum just 100 metres from Brandenburg Gate shows 300 years of… Read More

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Checkpoint Charlie Museum

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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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Cold War Berlin Walking tour

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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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DDR Museum

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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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Guided Walking Tour - Third Reich and Cold War Berlin

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

Hohenschönhausen Stasi Memorial

Hohenschönhausen Stasi Memorial

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

Memories of the Cold War - Meet a Former Political Prisoner

Memories of the Cold War - Meet a Former Political Prisoner

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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

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

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Subterranean Berlin

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

Teufelsberg (Devil's Mountain)

Teufelsberg (Devil's Mountain)

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

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The Story of Berlin

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

Cultural Activities

Berlin Cathedral

Berlin Cathedral

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

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Berliner Fernsehturm (TV Tower)

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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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