- I very enjoyable tour which had a well balanced mix of Design Technology and sightseeing excursions. The BMW tour was excellent.
Published on: 13 November 2019
Home to such famous and iconic landmarks as the Bradenburg Gate and the Reichstag, Berlin has developed from a city in transition to a modern cosmopolitan city that is perfect for all college trips. Berlin specifically carries great significance as a destination for students studying Nazi Germany and World War II.
With a vast array of museums and historical attractions the city brings to life the dramatic events of World War II in detailed fashion ensuring students never underestimate or forget the terrible acts that took place during the war. A college trip to Berlin offers a unique opportunity for school groups to see first hand the history of this city that shaped the world’s history, putting textbook into context.
After arriving in Berlin, subject to your flight time you may have enough time to explore some of Berlin’s sites before you check into your accommodation. If this is the case, we suggest you head straight to the Berlin Wall memorial to get an overview of the significance of this structure to the city. Afterwards you will head onto your accommodation, and we can even book you an evening meal at the accommodation or local restaurant if required.
Today your students will have the chance to explore the impacts of the Nazis with a visit to the Jewish Museum to see the impacts of the Nazi actions. This will be followed by a visit to the Holocaust Memorial and the Reichstag parliament building (please note the Reichstag needs to be booked directly by the school, but we can assist with contact details). Whilst in the area, you can also explore the Brandenburg Gate, one of Berlin’s most iconic sites. Finally enjoy an evening meal, pre-booked by Adaptable Travel.
Today your students will continue their education of the Nazis by visiting the Topography of Terror, to truly understand the impacts of the Nazi Gestapo, in their HQ. In the afternoon, continue to the famous Checkpoint Charlie, a famous point now dedicated to the history of the East and West divide. Follow this with some free time and an evening meal.
You may have some free time before your return the UK. Extended durations are available – if you decide to extend your stay, we highly recommend visiting the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, located just outside of Berlin (35km). This former Nazi concentration camp, now a museum, was primarily used for political prisoners during WW2. If you have the energy, we highly recommend a visit to the Olmypiastadium –built as a showpiece of the Nazi regime for the infamous 1936 Olympics where Hitler conducted speeches welcoming the world.
Book your trip to Disneyland Paris by the end of July 2020 (for travel at any point) and receive personali...