History Study trips to Berlin
Berlin is a must on any History Curriculum. The beating heart of the Nazi movement, it allows a unique insight into the events and timeline surrounding the two great wars of the 20th Century. The city has come to terms with its turbulent and troubled past and this frank acknowledgement is reflected in the quality of its museums and well-preserved architecture. Delve into some of modern history’s most troubling times, studying the rise of the Nazis, the Holocaust and the vast propaganda machinery that made it all possible.
What to do on a history study trip to Berlin?
There are so many activities for students to explore in Berlin. Here we have just a few excursions we can include in a bespoke itinerary.
A very moving and informative exhibition located on the previous site of Nazi persecution and Gestapo Headquarters It is now a place of remembrance and a warning from history.
In addition, you can also fill your days with the following
- Brandenburg Gate
- Berlin TV Tower
- East Side Gallery
- Museum Island
- Stasi Museum
- Checkpoint Charlie
- Treptower Park with Soviet Memorials
- Berlin River Cruise
- Spy Museum
- Berlin Underground Tour
Our educational travel experts have spent considerable time crafting a selection of ready-made itineraries for your History Study trip to Berlin which you will find below. However, we can also create a tailored itinerary to meet the educational needs of your group.
Arrive to Berlin and check in to your accommodation. Once you’re settled and set up, depart by public transport for visits to the Topography of Terror, Checkpoint Charlie and Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The days can be intense in Berlin and the history difficult to come to terms with so in the evening, take time to reflect with a meal in a local restaurant.
Breakfast at the accommodation. Today you’ll look in detail at the Holocaust by visiting Sachsenhausen Memorial & Museum. Follow your guide as you learn the horrors that occurred here and the mechanisms through which it was possible. After lunch take a guided tour of the Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz to see the site where the Final Solution was discussed and agreed upon. After a difficult day, head into Berlin for a meal in a local restaurant.
Breakfast at the accommodation. This morning visit the Berlin Wall Memorial and Documentation Centre to learn about the divide between East and West and the impact of this separation. Increase your knowledge on the subject with an audio guided visit to the Palace of Tears. After lunch take public transport to the DDR Museum for a guided tour. Enjoy some free time in the city before a meal in a local restaurant.
Breakfast at the accommodation. This morning visit the headquarters of the Nazi government at the Reichstag Dome, followed by photo stop at Brandenburg Gate. After lunch, take public transport to the Stasi Prison for a guided visit to a place still shrouded in mystery given the Nazi’s destruction of many important documents. Group to enjoy some free time at Alexanderplatz before an evening meal in a local restaurant.
Breakfast at the accommodation, check out and store the luggage at the hotel. Depart by public transport for a guided visit of a Cold War Bunker. After lunch, it’s time to reflect on a brilliantly educational and informative trip. Berlin can be an emotionally tough place to visit but the value to students is immense. Board your coach and transfer for your return flight home.
Direct flights from various airports in the UK to Tegel or Schönefeld Airport in Berlin take approx. 2hrs