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German School Trips to Berlin, Germany

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Curricular Links:

  • Art and architecture
  • Cinema
  • Cultural heritage
  • Education
  • Food and drink
  • Political life
  • Sport
  • Technology
  • Travel and tourism
  • Youth culture

Explore a city with two sides. Whilst the first is a hip and fashionable city – a cultural trendsetter brimming with cutting-edge architecture and a lively, youthful atmosphere – the second is a city steeped in history, where centuries of past events radiate from every street.

Students will be captivated by the stories of the Second World War and the Cold War that are still so evident in the many buildings and memorials. Without a doubt, a deeper insight into Germany’s past and present will only drive their desire to develop their language skills.

Packed with a host of leisure activities for students to practise their German – think vibrant markets, relaxing river cruises and majestic palaces – as well as hidden gems to discover, Berlin is perfect for older students who want a taste of big city life.

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Recommended Visits

Berlin Language Recommended Visits

Berlin is one of Europe’s most appealing cities and makes a superb destination for any German Language Trip. With plenty of historical landmarks, sporting venues and world-renowned museums to visit there are plenty of language learning opportunities. Here are just a few of our favourites.

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Language Tuition

DID Institut Berlin

Language tuition in Berlin

Tuition

We have partnered with a leading language school in Berlin to offer flexible language classes for all students studying German. This centrally located school suggests three 45 minute classes per day on three week day mornings at the school with a maximum of 16 students per class.

Favoured for their great set up and welcoming nature, they’ll tailor interactive activities to your group’s language level for the best experience possible. We always receive such good feedback from our groups and the school will be happy to cater to the specific language needs of your group.

Our chosen school has been offering language instruction to school groups, adults and businesses since 1970. The institute was awarded the Language Travel Magazine Star Award in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2012 having been voted for by thousands of travel agencies worldwide.

Today, they have 4 schools across Germany and we work closely with those located in Berlin and Munich. The teachers, who are all native speakers, will plan the programme around your specific wishes, allowing for a combination of lessons in and outside the classroom suitable for the varying abilities of your students.

Location – 10 minutes to the nearest U-Bahn station and 25 minute walk to the Brandenburg Gate.
Lesson duration – typically 45 minute sessions.
Maximum class size – 16 students.

LOtC Activities

  • Tour of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews with pre and post-visit discussion.
  • Trip to Checkpoint Charlie.
  • Guided visit to the Pergamon Art Museum.
  • Boat trip along the River Spree with German commentary

Get in touch with our expert team on 01332 347 828 for more information about adding language tuition to your trip to Berlin.

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Itineraries

Berlin Sample Itineraries

Your bespoke itinerary will include the appropriate balance of educational visits and leisure excursions to fill your chosen duration and meet your aims and objectives. Your dedicated School Tour Coordinator will offer advice and recommendations with the sole aim of creating the perfect itinerary for your group, but just to get you inspired, we have outlined the itineraries created for two of our clients below.

Berlin Walking Tour

4 days,
3 nights

Dates: 16th – 19th June 

Passengers: 19 students and 2 teachers

Accommodation: A&O Hostel Hauptbahnhof

Board Basis: Half Board

Overview of visits: Tiergarten Park, sightseeing bus trip, Topography of Terror Exhibition, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Reichstag, Berlin Wall Memorial, Stasi Museum, Hackescher Markt, DDR Museum, Story of Berlin Museum.

Day 1:

The group woke for a bright and breezy start and early morning check in for their flight to Berlin. After touching down the group headed straight to their hostel, dropped of their bags, before heading out on foot to Tiergarten Park to buy lunch, and to sit back and relax while watching the world go by.

The group then boarded a sightseeing bus which took them around the most notable Berlin sites, followed by some free time and further exploration of the city. After this they made their way on to the Topography of Terror Exhibition which illustrates the true history and horror of this frightening Nazi era on a guided tour of the exhibition. To enjoy their first taste of German cuisine the group made their way back to the hostel before settling down for a much needed nights’ sleep.

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Day 2:

After breakfast, the group headed to the Reichstag parliament building. Here students were able to ascend to the rooftop terrace and dome, taking in spectacular views of the city. Taking advantage of the grass outside the Reichstag, the group ate lunch in the sunshine before departing for the Berlin Wall Memorial. Here they took part in a tour viewing the last remains of the wall, visitor centre and memorial. After what was a busy and at times emotional day, the group then returned to the hostel to reflect on their day over dinner and spent the rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 3:

The morning was spent on a guided tour of the Stasi Museum where the group witnessed the home of the former Stasi headquarters, which is now a research and memorial centre for the political system of the former East Germany. After the tour, the group made their way to the Hackescher Markt where they had time to practise their German buying lunch. It was then just a short walk to the DDR Museum where the students gained hands on experience of the socialist past, rummaging through cupboards and taking a seat in an original Trabi! The remainder of the afternoon was spent at leisure around the Alexanderplatz area, its many shops and cafes before making their way back to the hostel for their evening meal.

Day 4:

After a hearty breakfast, the group checked out of the hostel, leaving their luggage in storage at reception before heading out for their visit to the Story of Berlin Museum. Here the group enjoyed an exciting experience that documents 800 years of the city’s history. With their return flight not due to depart for a few hours, there was time to relax, enjoy lunch and partake in a spot of souvenir shopping before the group made their way to the airport.


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Boat trip along the River Spree

4 days,
3 nights

Dates: 6th – 9th October 

Passengers: 14 students and 2 Teachers

Accommodation: A&O Hostel Hauptbahnhof

Board Basis: Bed and Breakfast

Overview of visits: DID language school, Walking Tour, Boat Tour

Day 1:

The group arrived at the airport nice and early for check in with their early morning flight touching down in Berlin at lunchtime. After transferring to the hostel, eating and checking in, the group headed to the DID language school for their first lesson of the trip. The 3 hour lesson led by experienced native speakers focused primarily on travel and tourism vocabulary and the sights they might see on their trip. At the end of the lesson, the group were able to enjoy some free time to relax, get an evening meal and make their way back to the hostel for a well deserved nights’ sleep.

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Day 2:

After breakfast at the hostel, the group navigated their way on the underground to Hackescher Markt where they met their Insider Tour Guide for a 3 hour walking tour of Berlin. The group took in all the famous sights and landmarks of the city including the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate and the site of Hitler’s bunker. The group had just enough time for lunch, before boarding the River Spree boat tour to view Berlin from an entirely different perspective. Once back on dry land the group had the remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure to hang out with friends or take part in some planned quiz games.

“The tour guide was funny, down to earth and inspiring.”

Queen Anne High School, Pamela Davie - Berlin

Day 3:

It was a leisurely start to the day with the morning spent relaxing, doing a spot of shopping, taking in any sights that had been missed, revisiting favourites and having lunch. The group then moved on to the DID language school for another 3 hours of language tuition; this time practising their past tense while discussing when and what they had experienced and seen the previous day. The rest of the afternoon and evening was left free for the group to have their evening meal and return to the hostel.

Day 4:

After breakfast the group checked out of the hostel and made their way by coach to the airport for their return flight home.


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Accommodation

Berlin Accommodation

We have a number of hotels and hostels in and around Berlin which are perfectly suited to school groups. Here are just a few of our favourites:

A&O Hostel Friedrichshain

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This excellently located hostel is situated close to the central inter-city Ostkreuz train station in the popular student district of the city; this provides easy transport links to all of Berlin’s key sites.

Recently refurbished, this modern hostel has 233 rooms along with a TV lounge, Wi-fi lounge, table football, karaoke facilities as well as a playing field and lawn with volleyball and basketball courts.

  • Private facilities in each room
  • TV room
  • WiFi room
  • Outdoor areas – volleyball and basketball

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A&O Berlin Hauptbahnhof

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As the newest and most central A&O Hostel we offer, it’s a great base for school groups. Within walking distance of the main station and set in a quiet yet central location, you’re never far from the sights of Berlin.

Its spacious lobby and entrance create an inviting atmosphere with an international charm, while its TV lounge room, bar, karaoke and billiards and football tables and Wi-Fi are great for keeping students entertained.

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