University & College Travel & Tourism Trip To Berlin
On a university or college trip to Berlin, your students will discover how the city draws in visitors and tourists with its unique blend of artiness, history and modern efficiency.
Ultramodern developments at Postdamer Platz
Studio life at Berlin Television Tower
Sports history at the Olympic Stadium
Escape attempts at Checkpoint Charlie Museum
*Please note, entrance fees where applicable are not included in typical price – contact us for more details
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.
This 368-metre tower dominates the city skyline and is the tallest building in Germany. The Tower was built in the 1960s 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. Combine your visit with Berlin Odyssey, a virtual reality time travel experience through 9 centuries of Berlin history, available at 203 metres.
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.
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.
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 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.
Now the site of many redevelopment projects, Potsdamer Platz represents both an important and historic public square. Once bisected by the Berlin Wall, students can explore a mix of retail and food outlets, art, and examples of architectural excellence.
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.
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Bespoke Travel and Tourism visits
We’ll create a Travel and Tourism course trip that fits the requirements of your student group and course objectives.
We want further education groups to have the best time on their trips and soak up Berlins culture so that they can apply what they see and learn to their studies back at home. To this end, we work closely with lecturers to ensure each aspect of the trip covers essential educational touch points.
If there is a excursion or visit not listed above that you would like to include in your tour, get in touch with our further education department and we’ll do everything in our power to make it happen.