Cold War Berlin

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  • Educational Guided History, Secondary School, Sixth Form

Curriculum Included

Key Highlights

  • End of the Third Reich
  • Memorials to the victims of National Socialism
  • How does modern Germany remember the Holocaust?
  • Origins, purpose and nature of the Berlin Wall
  • Expert Guide Support
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About this trip

Nowhere on Earth experienced the Cold War in such a dramatic fashion as Berlin: occupied by bitterly opposed rivals, divided by ideological and physical barriers, the people of Berlin suffered for nearly half a century. Today, one of Europe’s most dynamic and exciting cities still bears many scars of this extraordinary period.

Anglia’s in-depth knowledge of Berlin and the many sites it has to offer enables us to design tailor-made itineraries for our groups. So you can be sure your school trip to Berlin will support whatever course your students are following. From Potsdam, where the map of Europe was redrawn, and the iconic site of Checkpoint Charlie, where Soviet and American tanks faced each other down in October 1961 to one of the remaining stretches of the Wall which divided the city for twenty-eight years, your students will experience a city where the Cold War was at its hottest.

Trip Details

Study Themes

Your guided tour will incorporate the following key study themes to  support your learning back in the classroom.

Cold War

  • End of the Third Reich
  • Memorials to the victims of National Socialism
  • What is the purpose of the various memorials?
  • How does modern Germany remember the Holocaust?
  • The Soviet ‘liberation’ of Berlin
  • Genesis of the Cold War
  • The Potsdam Conference 1945
  • The Berlin Blockade and Airlift
  • Origins, purpose and nature of the Berlin Wall
  • Everyday life in East Germany
  • The role of the Ministry for State Security (Stasi) in East Germany

Other Cold War Visits

More key visits included in this itinerary 

  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Stasi Prison - Hohenschönhausen
  • DDR Museum
  • Berlin Unterwelten - Civil Defence shelters

Your price will include

  • Fully guided
  • Return flights*
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel*
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • An exclusive coach for your exclusive use*
  • Hotel/Hostel accommodation
  • Use of a coach and public transport tickets to cover all transfers and visits
  • Pre-tour presentation

Why choose Anglia for Guided History Trips?

At Anglia we care about our customers, our staff, the places we visit, the stories we tell and the organisations we work with. These key principles define who we are and what we do. We believe they are also the reason why Anglia is the market leader in fully-guided history trips for UK schools. We work with you to design a bespoke tour which meets the specific needs of your school and which supports what you are teaching in class. We start by asking what you want your students to see and what you want them to experience then build the tour around these requirements. A tour which, as the testimonials on our website show, your students will find thought-provoking, engaging and enjoyable.

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