The story of Berlin has to be one of the most fascinating studies in 20th century history. Partition confirmed the city as the frontline of the Cold War and as a result school trips to Berlin or educational tours give a unique insight, where you can study the realities of superpower rivalry.
The Berlin Wall was constructed in 1961 to separate the Soviet controlled side of Germany from the America, French and British side after the Second World War. It separated the two halves of Germany for 28 years until it's fall in 1989. By 2006, Germany hosted the World Cup with the final in Berlin. People from all different nations joined together in this once divided city.
Each of our school trips to Berlin put you in the heart of the culture and history that surrounds Berlin. Since reunification of the city, it has become a magnet for artists and many of the city's world-class collections have been reformed. The result is a culturally diverse, dynamic and exciting capital at the forefront of European youth culture. Our school trips to Berlin ensure that your class will have an experience never to forget.
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Berlin TV Tower
Do you want to discover Berlin 360°? Then you’re in just the right place at the TV tower. From 203 and 207 metres high you can look out over the entire city with its large number of tourist attractions: you can see the Reichstag (Parliament building), the Brandenburg Gate and the Main Railway Station from here, as well as the Olympic Stadium, the Museum Island (Museumsinsel) and the Potsdam Square (Potsdamer Platz).
The Berlin Zoological Garden is the oldest and internationally most well- known zoo in Germany. Opened in 1844 it comprises and area of 35 hectares and is located in Tiergarten, Berlin centre. With almost 1400 different species and around 14,000 animals the zoo presents the most comprehensive collection of species in the world.
The Cathedral of Berlin is the largest church in the city, and it serves as a vital centre for the Protestant church of Germany. Reaching out well beyond the borders of the parish and of Berlin, the cathedral attracts thousands of visitors, year after year, from Germany and abroad.
Elector Frederick III had a summer residence built for his wife Sophie Charlotte by the architect Johann Arnold Nering between 1695 and 1699. After Frederick became the first Prussian King in 1701, the Palace was extended into a stately building with a cours d'honneur. This work was supervised by the Swedish master builder Johann Friedrich Eosander. The eastern New Wing was built by Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff between 1740 and 1747 as Frederick the Great's residence.
Day Trip to Potsdam & Sanssouci Palace
Potsdam lies just to the south-west of Berlin in an idyllic landscape of woods and lakes. The old royal capital of the Hohenzollern dynasty expresses the Prussian spirit, combining strict discipline with a pronounced fondness for French culture and style. Today, Potsdam as a whole is a work of art made up of landscaped gardens, parks and palaces. In 2001 Potsdam was host to the National Garden Show.
The Funkturm, known colloquially as "langer Lulatsch" ("lanky lad"), offers a wonderful panorama over Berlin. The total height of the filigreed construction is 150 m; there is a restaurant at 55 m, and a viewing platform at 126 m. By day, it offers a panoramic view over the city's houses, the Grunewald forest and the surrounding lakes; by night, visitors can marvel at a city awash in a glittering sea of lights.
The fastest elevator in Europe takes you to the Panoramapunkt viewing platform at Potsdamer Platz 1. From a height of 100 metres, there is an excellent view over the east and west of Berlin. No other viewing point in Berlin offers such as a fascinating view over the entire city, as well as a view of German history. The Panoramapunkt on the top of the Kollhoff-Tower is located directly on the line of the former Berlin Wall at Potsdamer Platz.
Spree River Cruise
A cruise along the River Spree flows through old and new Berlin. The Historical tour: a one hour round trip, highlights include Palace of Republic, Berlin Cathedral, Museum Island and the Reichstag.
The park houses parliamentary & governmental
institutions, among others the Bundestag in the Reichstag building and the new German Chancellery. It contains several notable sculptures including the fourtiered Victory Column (Siegessäule), the Bismark Memorial and the several other memorials to prominent Prussian generals, all of which were located in the ceremonial park facing the Reichstag before they were moved to their present location by the Nazis.