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History & Politics in Berlin

3, 4 & 5 Day Tours from £299 per student
Departing: Throughout 2018 & 2019

The events of the past have left their mark on Berlin's cityscape - and the city is still changing today - making it one of Europe's most vibrant, exciting and colourful capitals. Renowned for its vast array of historical sites, such as the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and the Olympic Stadium, Berlin will provide your students with an invaluable educational and cultural experience.

With so much to see and do our included city travel card will enable you to make journeys across the length and breadth of the city. We then recommend you don your walking shoes so you make the most of your visits to each of the attractions.

You may well choose to begin your exploration of the city at Potsdamer Platz, the most striking example of the urban renewal that turned Berlin into the ‘New Berlin’ in the 1990s. The area today consists of the three developments known as Daimler City, the Sony Centre and the Beisheim Centre, which literally transformed the dormant wasteland where the Berlin Wall stood between east and west Berlin until 1989. The challenge of rebuilding the heart of post Cold War Berlin was no trifling matter – how to transform a desolate sandy wasteland into the new German capital’s city centre - and what can be seen today is rightly regarded as a successful compromise.

Visiting attractions and free time in a new environment with their fellow classmates builds confidence and strengthens relationships between students. Expanding your students’ cultural awareness makes for a valuable and memorable experience.

If you are travelling in December you can visit the city’s impressive range of Christmas markets.

What the price includes

  • Return flights to Berlin
  • Return airport to accommodation coach transfers
  • 2, 3 or 4 nights’ accommodation
  • Continental breakfast daily
  • U-bahn & S-bahn pass for the duration of your stay
  • Meet & Greet Tour Manager Service in Berlin
  • Individually tailored itinerary
  • Educational Visits and Attractions Guide
  • 1 Free Staff Place for every 10 students
  • All Government Taxes, City Taxes, Service Charges & VAT
  • 24 hour emergency cover and support

Remembrance Travel for Schools & Young People

A History tour to Berlin can also be booked through our sister brand Remembrance Travel. Accompanied throughout by a Royal British Legion Tour Guide, these dedicated military historians are highly experienced and knowledgeable, and will help bring your tour to life. In addition to your specialist guide, the following is also included at a supplement:-

  • Third Reich or Cold War Walking Tour
  • Act of Remembrance with a Royal British Legion Wreath & Remembrance Tokens

Developed with the full support of The Royal British Legion, your highly knowledgeable guide will provide you with a fascinating insight in to your areas of study, be it World War II, the rise of Nazism, the Allied liberation, the Cold War and the collapse of Communism. Your tour will be tailored to meet your requirements and could include:

  • Treptower Park - one of the few surviving pieces of Stalinist architecture in central Europe
  • Plotzensee prison, scene of 3,000 unjust executions
  • Sights of the former Communist East Berlin
  • Checkpoint Charlie and other cold war sites
  • Berlin Holocaust Memorial
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
  • Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery
  • Surviving sections of the Berlin Wall
  • The Wannsee Conference House, where the Final Solution was drafted

For more information and a quote call 020 8335 9768 or email

Tour Highlights

Study Experiences can arrange a wide range of visits in Berlin, such as:

DDR Museum

In a lively, interactive and hands-on fashion, the DDR Museum tells the story of every-day life in the former state, looking “behind the wall” to understand just what it was like to live under Real Existing Socialism. The museum enables the visitor to see, experience and feel the every-day reality behind the façade of the Socialist dictatorship, and find out just what the government tried to keep secret.

There is a lot for the visitor to do, for example, watch television in an authentic GDR living room or sit in original GDR cinema seats to watch original newsreels. Striding through the “bureaucratic smokescreen,” the visitor receives a glimpse into the structures of GDR misrule. Under the watchful eyes of Marx, Engels and Lenin, the Socialist Unity Party of Germany provides the central focus of the exhibition, around which are grouped a number of themes such as the state, economy, the NPA, brother states, ideology, opposition and the Stasi.

Countless interactive media stations and authentic artefacts from the GDR produce a “hands-on experience of history.” Visitors are encouraged to engage with the interactive elements of the exhibition, opening drawers, looking behind doors and pulling levers, thereby making use of all their senses.

The Reichstag

Following German reunification in 1990, the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament) decided to make the Reichstag building the seat of Parliament in Berlin. A visit to the Reichstag is a must, a highlight includes the lift ride to the top of the building to a large viewing terrace for the breathtaking views of Tiergarten, the dome and the mirror cylinder at the centre.

The East Side Gallery

The East Side Gallery is a 1.3 km-long painted stretch of the former Berlin Wall along the Mühlenstrasse in former East Berlin. It is the largest open-air gallery in the world with over one hundred original mural paintings - a colourful tribute to what was once a divided city.

The Story of Berlin

This interactive history exhibition is no ordinary museum, but rather an interactive journey through Berlin’s 800-plus years, complete with light and sound shows. The Story of Berlin organises historical eras by themes as well as by dates, and each section has touch screens, information drawers and a range of presentations.

The “Speed’ segment has sound and video loops of transit innovations, while the section focusing on industrialisation has a vibrating floor like a factory. The darkest period of Germany’s history is not ignored; a special series of rooms show the grim nature of the Third Reich in a though-provoking, conceptual fashion.

Highlights in the multi-level museum include the divided living rooms that give a glimpse into life on each side of the Berlin Wall, and the still-functioning underground nuclear bomb shelter built by the city in the 1970s. Exhibition texts are in English and German and the guided bomb shelter tour (every hour on the hour) is in German and English.

Checkpoint Charlie Museum

The premier museum in Germany about the Berlin Wall and the Cold War, located just a few metres from where the famous checkpoint once stood. The museum explains the dramatic events of the Cold War and the heroic efforts of East Berlin citizens to escape to the West.

Olympic Stadium

The stadium as it is today was built by the Nazis in preparation for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The design is unusual in that it is only just over 16 meters high. However, the final seating capacity of 90,000 is reached because the inside of the stadium is dug over 10 meters into the ground. On the west side of the stadium is the structure's highest point, the bell tower, from where it is possible to enjoy a great view over the stadium.

Berlin Fernsehturm (Television Tower)

Dominating the city’s skyline at 368m in height, the TV Tower is the tallest building in Germany. An ideal way to look out over the entire city and gain a 360° perspective, the observation deck is at a height of 203m and the Telecafé at 207m. The Telecafé has an outer ring of tables that revolve every 30 minutes.

Further Information

Travel Arrangements

We use the services of airlines such as Easyjet and Jet2. Please see approximate timings below for flights from London (please note that these times are purely for guidance). Flights are also available from a wide range of UK regional airports for a supplement.

Outbound: Depart London 0850hrs, Arrive Berlin 1145hrs
Inbound: Depart Berlin 2105hrs, Arrive London 2200hrs

Your Accommodation

Your group will stay in one of our carefully selected properties. Our range includes properties such as the A&O Berlin Mitte and the Meininger Hotel.

Your Meals

Your package price includes continental breakfast each morning. For lunches and dinners you can choose to make your own arrangements, alternatively your Study Experiences Tours Specialist can pre-book packed lunches or arrange affordable, value for money meals from a selected number of restaurants in and around Berlin.

Your Study Experiences Tour Manager

A Study Experiences Tour Manager will meet your group at the airport, transfer with you to your accommodation for check-in and provide a half day's service/guidance. Additional Tour Manager services can be added to your quote depending on your group's requirements.

Group Size

Our prices are based on a minimum group size of 20 students.

Your Choice of Travel Dates

As our Berlin trips are available throughout the year, during term time and also during half terms and holidays, you are able to select travel dates that suit you and your students. Please note that certain dates may carry a supplement to the prices shown. In particular, tours during the Easter Holidays can be prohibitively expensive.

Your Educational Visits & Attractions

To ensure that you make the most of your trip to Berlin your Tours Specialist is able to arrange a wide choice of educational visits, activities and dining options. Full details of everything you might wish to see and do are available in our Berlin ‘Educational Visits and Attractions Guide’.

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