Christmas Markets For School Groups In Berlin, Germany
Berlin is the capital city of the German Christmas Markets. Whether you prefer a contemplative and magical Christmas Market or a lively and urban one, Berlin offers you a choice of sixty Christmas Markets to choose from.
A choice of sixty Christmas Markets
Wall art at the East Side Gallery
Escape attempts at Checkpoint Charlie Museum
Warhol and Beuys at Hamburger Bahnhof
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
Berlin is the capital city of the German Christmas Markets. Whether you prefer a contemplative and magical Christmas Market or a lively and urban one, Berlin offers you a choice of sixty Christmas Markets. Scattered throughout the city they all offer something unique, selling Christmas gift items along the large boulevards and squares, on the small side streets and even in several museums.
Explore Berlin’s rich culture and history on foot by taking a walking tour. The must see sights are the Brandenburg Gate (a former city gate, rebuilt in the late 18th century as a neoclassical triumphal arch), the Reichstag, Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe and Unter den Linden – the most well-known and grandest street in Berlin.
Beyond the border checkpoints and secret police, this museum displays the everyday economic, social and recreational elements of life on the other side of the wall. It is one of the most interactive museums in the world, where visitors take part and handle the exhibits. Fact: DDR Museum was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2008
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.
Two millennia of German Jewish history are on display, in two buildings – one of which is a new addition by architect Daniel Libeskind. German Jewish culture is overshadowed by the Holocaust – an event that evokes the enormous emotions and themes. Students can see at The Jewish Museum how Jews in Germany have responded to their history through their art.
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.
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.
This former railway station serves as the Museum für Gegenwart(Museum for the Present), part of the Berlin National Gallery. It was set up after entrepreneur Erich Marx offered his private art collection to the city. The focus is on contemporary art of the 20th Century including works by Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, Roy Lichtenstein and Joseph Beuys.
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.
A guide will tell your group all about the German architectural and sports history of the Olympiastadion, built for the 1936 Summer Olympics, and Olympiapark. Enjoy the view from the top of the Glockenturn bell tower and browse the exhibition at the Langemarckhall. Fact: The Olympiastadion has been the ground of club Hertha BSC since 1963.
Close to the Brandenburg Gate this new Museum is a high- tech multi-media show on 87 screens with surround sound and looks at 300 years of Berlin History. Experience original film of the opening of the Berlin Wall and other significant events which have taken place in the city including the World Cup.
Experience Germany’s fascinating capital with an exciting quest. Students are encouraged to work in teams to collect keys and be in with a chance of unlocking the winning box. Berlin comes alive through a mix of treasure hunt-style clue solving and challenges with visits to historical sites including The Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt, and The Holocaust Memorial. Enrichment or MFL version available.
Why groups like it:
Why groups like it:
- Take language practice beyond the classroom, engaging in spontaneous, unscripted conversations with native speakers
- Develop students’ confidence and fluency in a foreign language by speaking it in practical situations
- Experience another culture
- Develop students’ interest and enthusiasm for another country and its language
- Discover, explore and have fun with fellow students and teachers
Students will have had an opportunity to:
- Develop speaking and listening skills through talking to native speakers in everyday situations
- Gain confidence by stretching their vocabulary
- Learn about German culture and the German people
- Strengthen existing friendships and make new friends