Art & Design Trips to Berlin
Berlin's vibrant gallery scene, top-class exhibitions, renowned art museums and edgy urban and street art scene make the city a mecca for lovers of all art forms. New museums are being established, historic buildings masterfully restored and collections are appearing under a new roof. Inspired by this outpouring of creativity, growing numbers of artists are arriving in the city from around the world, making it one of Europe's most exciting destinations.
Students of Art and Design cannot fail to be inspired here by visiting one of the cities established galleries or by soaking up the cosmopolitan atmosphere and admiring its cutting edge architecture, Berlin has it all...
Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4 & 5
- Art, Craft and Design
- Graphic Communication
- Textile Design
- Three Dimensional Design
Our sample itinerary provides you with an idea of the visits you can cover during your trip. We can tailor-make an itinerary to support your specific learning outcomes.
|1||Check in to UK airport for flight to Berlin||Arrive and transfer to your accommodation||Visit to Reichstag Dome|
|2||Graffiti & Street Art Workshop||Visit to the Alte National Gallery||Bowling and evening meal|
|3||Visit to the Pergamon Museum||Visit to East Side Gallery||Evening meal|
|4||Visit to the TV Tower||Transfer to Berlin airport for return flight||Arrive UK, onward travel to school|
|Morning||Check in to UK airport for flight to Berlin|
|Afternoon||Arrive and transfer to your accommodation|
|Evening||Visit to Reichstag Dome|
|Morning||Graffiti & Street Art Workshop|
|Afternoon||Visit to the Alte National Gallery|
|Evening||Bowling and evening meal|
|Morning||Visit to the Pergamon Museum|
|Afternoon||Visit to East Side Gallery|
|Morning||Visit to the TV Tower|
|Afternoon||Transfer to Berlin airport for return flight|
|Evening||Arrive UK, onward travel to school|
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Reasons to Visit
Graffiti Street Tour & Workshop
Take to Berlin’s streets and discover some of the latest and greatest examples of street art, graffiti and mural art in this famous capital of urban art. On your tour you’ll take a detailed look at over 50 local and international artists on the streets and in the studios of local artists. Your guide will be a street artist and they will show you some of the best stencil art, throw ups, mural art, paste ups, tagging, adbusting, heaven spots, burners and installations, while teaching your students who is behind the art and what their motivations are.
You’ll then get to take part in a workshop where you’ll receive instructions on various street art and graffiti techniques from both local and international artists. Pupils will then get to make their very own piece to take home with them.
Hamburger Bahnhof (Museum of Contemporary Art)
This museum, housed in a former railway station, presides over a comprehensive collection of contemporary art. It has various temporary exhibits and retrospectives while the permanent exhibition comes from the Marx Collection. This includes works by Andy Warhol and many others.
The Alte National Gallery
The Old National Gallery houses one of the largest collections of 19th century sculptures and paintings. Highlights of the Sculpture Collection include the famous "Two Princesses", a statue depicting Princesses Luise and Friederike. The exhibition also features impressionist masterpieces by Manet, Renoir, Cézanne and Rodin.
This museum bears the name of its founder Karl H. Brohan who donated his private collection to the city of Berlin on his 60th birthday. It specialises in Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Functionalism (1889-1939). The collection has two areas of primary interest: decorative arts and painting. It also houses a collection of porcelain as well as pieces of metal work.
One of the world’s largest archaeological museums the Pergamon should not be missed. One of the museum’s highlights is the stunning original frieze of the Pergamon Altar depicting the epic battle between the gods and giants, which is one of the greatest artistic legacies of classical antiquity.
East Side Gallery
Painted in 1990, it is the longest surviving stretch of the Berlin Wall at 1.3km long. Approximately 106 paintings by artists from all over the world cover the east side of this memorial for freedom and make it the largest open air gallery in the world.
Museum of Decorative Arts
The museum contains a collection of European arts and crafts from the Middle Ages until the present day: silk material and costumes, tapestries, room panelling and furniture, glass, enamel, and porcelain receptacles as well as gold and silversmith work.
The Käthe Kollwitz Museum, which opened in 1986, presents the work of Käthe Kollwitz on four stories. Käthe Kollwitz was born in Königsberg in 1867 and died in Moritzburg near Dresden in 1945 after living and working in Berlin for more than 50 years.
Museum of Prints and Drawings
It is recognised as one of the world’s finest collections of graphic art with 110,000 drawings and about 550,000 prints, including works by great artists ranging from Botticelli and Dürer to Picasso and Beuys.
German Museum of Technology
The Deutsches Technikmuseum is a museum of science and technology and is the place to find out about the history and science behind the appliances and things we use every day. The museum presents a broad spectrum of old and new technology including art & design topics; Film Technology, Photo Technology, Paper Technology, Writing & Printing, Textile Work.
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 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.
Reichstag & German Parliament
The home of the German Parliament the Reichstag building is a must see. Even from its conception, the Reichstag has had a turbulent history. Kaiser Wilhelm I in 1884 needed three attempts to lay the foundation stone, the Kaiser did not like the Reichstag. Not only would the Reichstag in its completion stand higher than the City Castle it would represent a new political wave in the country.
Even after 10 years of construction in 1894, the Kaiser Wilhelm II who had not taken power raged that the building was the ‘pinnacle of bad taste’. The Parliament building has reflected the turbulence of German history. The Parliament building has been destroyed and rebuilt many times throughout its history.
Between 1994 and 1999, the Reichstag was redesigned and expanded by the British architect Sir Norman Foster. The accessible glass dome and roof terrace making the new structure an iconic piece of architecture in the city. Since 1999, the German Bundestag has been conveying in the Reichstag building.
They do a range of tours for children that give a real insight into the long and exciting history of the building.
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 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.
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.
The Berlin Zoological Garden is the oldest and internationally most well-known zoo in Germany. Opened in 1844 it comprises an 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.
Charlottenburg Palace is the largest palace in Berlin, and the only surviving royal residence in the city dating back to the time of the Hohenzollern family. The palace was badly damaged during the second world war but has since been reconstructed. The palace and its gardens are a major tourist attraction.
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The Alternative Berlin street art/graffiti experience was outstanding and the best experience for both staff and students. Iceni Academy
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This is the 3rd trip to Berlin we have run with EST, and we have had even more positive feedback than usual from the students and their parents. Queen Elizabeth II High School
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