German school trips to Berlin are always a hit with students, but the vibrant German capital really is magical at Christmas time, making it a fantastic choice for your school trip to the German Christmas markets!

Home to 60 different Christmas markets, all of them with their own unique atmosphere, Berlin really does offer something for everyone. Why not try the Winterwelt in Potsdamer Platz, just outside the Sony Centre? This is one of the most popular Christmas markets in Berlin and features many stalls selling traditional seasonal gifts and cuisine, as well as Europe’s largest toboggan run and mobile ice rink.

Of course, you can combine your school trip to Berlin’s Christmas markets with a visit to the city’s many historical and cultural attractions, including the Brandenburg Gate and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Or team up with the school's history, art or design and technology department to make this trip cross-curricular.

Suggested Itinerary (4 days, 3 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Fly to Berlin

Transfer to accommodation by S-Bahn

Evening meal in accommodation followed by visit to Alexanderplatz and the TV Tower

2

Visit to Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag

Visit to Checkpoint Charlie Museum

Evening meal in accommodation

Visit to Winterwelt Christmas markets at Potsdamer Platz

3

Visit to the Berlin Story Bunker

Visit to Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche and the Christmas market nearby

Evening meal in accommodation

Visit to IMAX cinema

4

Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial

Transfer by S-Bahn to airport for flight back to the UK

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Educational Activities

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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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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 Christmas Market

Berlin Christmas Market

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The Christmas Markets in Berlin are renowned for their metropolitan flair and, as a result, often have an edgier, more… 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

Brandenburg Gate

Brandenburg Gate

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The Brandenburg Gate was commissioned by Friedrich Wilhelm II to represent peace. Designed by Karl Gotthard Langhans, the Court Superintendent… Read More

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East Side Gallery

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The East Side Gallery is the longest surviving section of the Berlin Wall, which once divided the city (and country) into East and West. … Read More

Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtnis Kirche

Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtnis Kirche

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Built to commemorate Germany’s first Kaiser and gutted by bombing in 1943, this church’s spire, "der Hohle Zahn" ("the hollow… Read More

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Kurfürstendamm

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Known to the people of Berlin as Ku'damm, this broad alley which cuts a swate through the West Berlin is… Read More

Potsdamer Platz

Potsdamer Platz

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In the years since German reunification Potsdamer Platz has made a transformation from a swathe of no man's land abutting… Read More

Ritter Chocolate Workshop

Ritter Chocolate Workshop

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Visit the capital of German chocolate in Berlin and create your own Ritter chocolate, from choosing the ingredients to designing… Read More

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Sachsenhausen is a must for a Berlin visit, as well as the traditional sites – TV Tower, Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Jewish Memorial, etc. For a leisurely afternoon the Berlin Zoo is also worth considering and we also tried out the lesser known Otto Weidz Museum which our students thoroughly enjoyed. Take full advantage of the U/S Bahn during the visit, particularly if travelling with KS4 students – we packed so much into the visit as a direct result. I’ll definitely be back for more as 4 days doesn’t even scratch the surface with so many fascinating sites easily accessible. — Horbury Academy , October 2018

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