On a politics school trip to Berlin, your students will explore the long and complex political history of Germany, from monarchy to the Weimar Republic, the Third Reich, the division of Germany during the Cold War and, eventually, stable democracy!
Berlin’s turbulent history has left the city with a wealth of historic sites and museums focused on political history and, for this reason, it really is unrivalled as a destination for politics school trips.
It’s also an important city within the European Union, making it a great choice for groups studying the EU too. The Europa Experience is a 360° cinema, which allows your students to witness a plenary session of the European Parliament. They can then learn more about the role of MEPs and Commissioners.
Small group? The good news is that Berlin is a fantastic destination for cross-curricular school trips, so why not team up with another department? History, German, art and design and technology are just some of the subjects for which a school trip to Berlin works well.
Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)
Flight to Berlin, transfer to accommodation
Bundestag Dome and Europa Experience
Guided tour of Hohenschonhausen Stasi Prison by former inmate
Story of Berlin
Transfer to airport
Return flight to UK
- 2 nights' half-board accommodation
- Airport tax and passenger duty at current rates
- ATOL protected return flights from the UK
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
- Detailed information pack
- Free staff place ratio 1:10
- Itinerary planning service
- Public transport tickets (zones ABC) for duration of your stay
- Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
- Formation, role and objectives of the EU
- Challenges of German Nationalism
- Germany: democracy and dictatorship
- West Germany and the DDR
- Origins of the Cold War
- International relations and global conflict
Educational activities and visits
Berlin Wall Documentation Centre
The Documentation Center on the history of the Berlin Wall provides historical information and educates the public.Beginning with the historical… Read More
Brandenburg Gate Museum
Experience history like you are there! This new multimedia museum just 100 metres from Brandenburg Gate shows 300 years of… Read More
Formerly the Reichstag, the seat of Germany's parliament lay empty and derelict from 1933 to 1999. Now crowned with a… Read More
Checkpoint Charlie Museum
During the lifetime of the Berlin Wall, this was the only way for non-Germans to cross from one half of… Read More
Welcome to one of Europe's most interactive museums!The DDR Museum offers you a hands-on experience of the everyday life of… Read More
A fantastic visit that will teachstudents all about how European politics works.The 360° cinema offers your students a chance to… Read More
Hohenschönhausen Stasi Memorial
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
A rare and memorable opportunity to make history come to life. Your students will have the chance to discuss real… Read More
Under the GDR, the Ministry of State Security, or Stasi, spied more meticulously on the East German population than any… Read More
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)
A Cold War radio base, hidden away in the Grunewald Forest, which originally used by the Allies to spy on… Read More
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
Cultural activities and visits
One of the principal buildings of the nineteenth-century Berlin, the cathedral was completed at the turn of the century and… Read More
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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