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School Christmas Markets Trip to Berlin

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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 1/4

Afternoon

Afternoon

Fly to Berlin

Transfer to accommodation by S-Bahn

Evening

Evening

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

Day 2/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to Potsdamer Platz, Brandenburg Gate and Reichstag

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to Checkpoint Charlie Museum

Evening

Evening

Evening meal in accommodation

Visit to Winterwelt Christmas markets at Potsdamer Platz

Day 3/4

Morning

Morning

Visit to the Berlin Story Bunker

Afternoon

Afternoon

Visit to Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche and the Christmas market nearby

Evening

Evening

Evening meal in accommodation

Visit to IMAX cinema

Day 4/4

Morning

Morning

Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial

Afternoon

Afternoon

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

What's included?

  • tick icon3 nights' half-board accommodation
  • tick iconAirport taxes 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 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

Educational activities and visits

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… 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… Read More

Cultural activities and visits

Berlin Christmas Market

Berlin Christmas Market

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

Brandenburg Gate

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

East Side Gallery

East Side Gallery

The longest surviving section of the Wall that once divided the city, this half-mile stretch along the bank of the… Read More

Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtnis Kirche

Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtnis Kirche

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

Kurfürstendamm

Kurfürstendamm

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

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

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

Accommodation

a&o Berlin Hauptbahnhof
Aletto Kudamm
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.

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Laura Martin
We were pleased with the service provided by the hotel and the proximity to the language school. The pupils found the language lessons helpful and were very positive about the cultural events. We would definitely ask Halsbury to organise another trip for us. — Magdalen College School

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