History Trips to Berlin

Who's it for?

  • Secondary School, Sixth Form

Curriculum Included

Key Highlights

  • The Reichstag
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
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About this trip

Steeped in history, Berlin is home to an abundance of iconic landmarks and 20th century history to wow history school trips of all ages. Offering itineraries for several key study themes, your school trip to Berlin won't be short of educational and exciting visits. Classes can join guided tours of the famous Brandenburg gate, and experience the Topography of Terror to learn all about the Gestapo and the central institutions of the SS.

History classes studying the Holocaust can visit the key areas in the capital to learn about what once was the largest Jewish community in Germany, and how history during WW2 has changed these regions. Explore how much is on offer with the sample itineraries below for your History School Trip to Berlin with WST.

Sample Itinerary

Use our sample itinerary to help picture what your trip could look like. Our itineraries are flexible, visits and timings will be planned based on your needs.

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Sample itinerary for a 4 day trip

Day 1
Morning

Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation

Afternoon

Time permitting take a guided tour of Central Berlin covering key historical sites in the Brandenburg Gate area

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel

Day 2
Morning

Full day excursion by coach to the Olympic Stadium and Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel

Day 3
Morning

Museum-Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

Afternoon

Visit the Hohenschönhausen Memorial for a guided tour

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel followed by free time around Potsdamer Platz

Day 4
Morning

Transfer to airport for your return flight back to the UK

Sample itinerary for a 4 day trip

Day 1
Morning

Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation

Evening

Evening meal at hotel

Day 2
Morning

Half day walking tour of the key historical sites of central Berlin to include the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate area and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Afternoon

Guided tour of the Jewish district, including the Otto Weidt Museum and the Neue Synagogue

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel

Day 3
Morning

Full day excursion by coach to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp and House of the Wannsee Conference

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel

Day 4
Morning

Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK

Sample itinerary for a 3 day trip

Day 1
Morning

Morning flight and transfer to your accommodation

Afternoon

Guided tour of central Berlin covering key historical sites in Berlin, including the Berlin Wall

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel

Day 2
Morning

Guided tour of Cold War Berlin to see all the major sites of Communist East Germany followed by a visit to Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

Afternoon

Explore everyday life in East Germany at the DDR Museum

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel followed by free time around Potsdamer Platz

Day 3
Morning

Tour around Hohenschönhausen Memorial (former Stasi prison)

Afternoon

Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK

Sample itinerary for a 4 day trip

Day 1
Morning

Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation

Evening

Evening meal at hotel

Day 2
Morning

Take a guided tour of Central Berlin covering key historical sites in the Brandenburg Gate area,the Reichstag, Bebelplatz Kaiser and Wilhelm Memorial Church

Afternoon

German Resistance Memorial Centre and Topography of Terror

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel followed by free time around Potsdamer Platz

Day 3
Morning

Visit to the Olympic Stadium for a guided tour

Afternoon

Travel on to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp for a guided tour

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel followed by free time in Alexanderplatz

Day 4
Morning

Transfer to airport for your return flight back to the UK

Sample itinerary for a 4 day trip

Day 1
Morning

Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation

Afternoon

Time permitting take a guided walking tour of central Berlin covering key historical sites

Evening

Evening meal at your hotel

Day 2
Morning

Today visit sites covering the rise of Nazism and life in Nazi Germany. This morning visit the Topography of Terror and the Holocaust Memorial including free time in the visitor centre

Afternoon

This afternoon discover the German Resistance Museum and a take a self guided visit around the Otto Weidt Museum

Evening

Evening meal at your accommodation followed by a visit to the Reichstag

Day 3
Morning

Spend a day covering free visits to support Cold War studies. Learn more about life in the East at DDR Museum in the Culture Brewery. You can then go on to the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre in Bernauerstraße

Afternoon

Discover the human stories of the Cold War at the Palace Tears, followed by free time at the Eastside Gallery

Evening

Evening meal at accommodation followed by free time around Alexanderplatz

Day 4
Morning

Time permitting free time for last minute sightseeing and shopping. We recommend Potsdamer Platz, the Ku'damm or Schokowelt Rittersport for the chocaholics in the group

Afternoon

Meet your coach for transfer to the airport and flight back to the UK

Evening

Arrive back at school

Trip Details

Educational Visits In Berlin

Other Study Visits

  • Olympic Stadium
    This stadium was purpose built for the 1936 Olympics and is a great opportunity to view Nazi architecture, surviving virtually untouched in the battle to capture Berlin.
  • Topography of Terror
    Located on the site of the former Gestapo HQ this is an exhibition covering the central institutions of the SS and the system of terror.
  • The Holocaust
    Berlin was once home to the largest and largely integrated Jewish community in Germany. Key visits in and around the city will tell the story of persecution beginning in the early 1930’s that ended in the tragic events of the Final Solution.
  • Neue Synagogue
    Once one of the largest synagogues in the world, it was damaged during Kristallnacht and then destroyed during the war. The front section has now been restored and is home to a museum which tells the story of the building and its congregation.
  • Holocaust Memorial
    The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is now a prominent site of remembrance in the centre of Berlin. The memorial can be visited 24 hours and there is also a visitor’s centre open during daytime hours.

Other Study Visits

  • Stasi Museum, Normannenstrasse – Former Stasi HQ
    The series of exhibits and preserved offices gives an insight into the Stasi organisation and the power it had over life in the East. Highlights of the exhibition include Erick Mielke’s office, surveillance and observation technology and political – ideological education.
  • DDR Museum in the Culture Brewery
    The ‘Museum in der Kulturbrauerei’ hosts a permanent exhibition on everyday life in the DDR and shows the tension between the demands of the political system and the real life of people living in East Germany.
  • Palace of Tears
    The former border crossing point at Friedrichstrasse known as ‘the palace of tears’ is now a listed building. The permanent exhibition ‘Border Experiences – Everyday Life in Divided Germany’ delivers real life stories through images and videos.
  • Hohenschönhausen Memorial – Former Stasi Political Prison
    Provides an authentic picture of prison conditions in the GDR. Guided by a contemporary witness you will discover what life was like for inmates during the soviet occupied zone and the GDR, as well as interrogation methods employed by the former GDR’s State Security.
  • The Berlin Story
    Located in a World War II bunker not far from the Anhalter Bahnhof, the Berlin Story combines two exhibitions. ‘Hitler, How could it happen?’ and The 1968 Museum. From the Unconditional Surrender to Corona. How Germany became what it is. Rubble desert, economic miracle, building and fall of the wall, "We can do it" - but the turning point is 1968, the transformation of society
  • Guided walking tours of Berlin
    A guided walking tour around Berlin is the best way to really find your way around and to understand this ever changing city’s past, present and future. We can arrange half day guided walking tours to be tailored visits to suit your preferred study theme.

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Other Cultural Visits

  • Ritter Sport Colourful Chocoworld (Bunte Schokowelt)
    Located at the Gendarmenmarkt Square, this store offers a unique and varied assortment of items revolving around Ritter Sport chocolate. Chocolate lovers big and small can explore the store’s three floors. The SchokoKreation area allows visitors to create their own favourite chocolate bar.
  • Museum Island
    A group of museums located in the centre of Berlin on the River Spree: Alte Nationalgalerie: 19th Century paintings and sculptures from artists such as Monet, Renoir, Cezanne. Pergamon Museum: Antiquities, Islamic Art, Middle Eastern Art and objects. Bode Museum: Home to a collection of sculptures from Byzantium through to the Middle Ages. The New Museum and The Old Museum: Greek, Roman and Egyptian art.
  • Kurfürstendamm
    This is the main shopping street in Berlin and home to one of Europe’s largest department stores, KaDeWe, with all that a major store offers.
  • Alexanderplatz
    The square was once the centre of East Berlin. Since re-unification there’s been a complete redevelopment and now Alexanderplatz is a major sightseeing and shopping area.
  • The Story of Berlin
    An interactive museum that explores 800 years of Berlin’s history. There are 23 theme rooms equipped with multi-media technology.
  • Tropical Islands Water Park
    An indoor tropical beach with waters slides, lagoons, rapids and wave pools. Great fun and a great place for students to burn off excess energy. This is approx. 1 hours drive from the centre of Berlin.

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