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)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Flight to Berlin, transfer to accommodation

Bundestag Dome and Europa Experience

Evening meal

2

Guided tour of Hohenschonhausen Stasi Prison by former inmate

DDR Museum

Evening meal

3

Story of Berlin

Transfer to airport

Return flight to UK

3 days, 2 nights Price from £240 pp
  • 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
  • Vamoos travel app - giving you access to all your trip documents on your phone or tablet
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators

Accommodation

Educational Activities

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

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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Bundestag

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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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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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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

Europa Experience

Europa Experience

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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

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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