Music & Concert Tour To Berlin
Berlin’s museums and renowned landmarks reveal the city’s vast musical past while its thriving cultural scene delights music students.
Take a look through our music school trip to Berlin and get an idea of where you can perform!
Historic harpsichords at the Musical Instruments Museum
Escape attempts at Checkpoint Charlie Museum
Wall art at the East Side Gallery
Parks and palaces at Potsdam
*Excursion fees may not be included in this tour – please contact us to learn more.
Checkpoint Charlie, the most well-known of the border crossings between East and West, is now one of Berlin’s most popular tourist attractions. At the Checkpoint Charlie Museum unique artefacts including many of the contraptions used by those who tried to cross illegally, and works inspired by the division, will vividly bring the past to life for your students.
This interactive, walk-through exhibition is perfect for groups studying European history as it focuses on an 800-year journey through Germany’s capital city. Guided tours include a visit to an original nuclear bomb shelter housed under the exhibition. (The nuclear bunker is currently closed due to construction works and no date has currently been given for re-opening– July 2018)
East Berliners breached the Wall on 9 November 1989, and between February and June of 1990, 118 artists created unique works of art on its longest-remaining section. This open-air gallery serves as a memorial for freedom. One of the best-known works, by Russian artist Dmitri Vrubel, depicts Brezhnev and Honnecker (the former East German leader) kissing.
A visit to this museum at the Kulturforum presents a perfect chance for students interested in music to explore some of the 2200 instruments on display, some of which date back to the 16th century. Objects including a portable harpsichord once owned by Prussia’s Queen Sophie Charlotte, flutes from the collection of Frederick the Great and Benjamin Franklin’s glass harmonica.
At the modern BLUEMAX theatre in Potsdamer Platz the Blue Man Group is a unique experience and a great evening entertainment for groups. Berlin is the only place in Europe where the show can be seen. The show is an upbeat and exciting mix of live music, comedy and visual effects and non-verbal which makes it an ideal choice for international groups.
This 368 metre tower dominates the city skyline and is the tallest building in Germany. The Tower was built in the 1960’s by the East German Government not least to demonstrate the strength and efficiency of the socialist party system. The observation deck at 203 metres includes Berlin’s highest bar and there is a revolving restaurant at a height of 207 metres.
This outdoor museum and information centre is on the site of the former headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS. By finding out about the destructive effects of Nazi state terror, students gain a humanising insight into the history of totalitarianism in Germany, and its implications for the world today. They learn important lessons not only for exams, but also for their broader development.
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