Business & Economics Trips to Berlin
Over of a quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German economy is a global powerhouse and the world's fourth-largest economy. Berlin’s economy is now based on hi-tech firms and the service sector, encompassing a diverse range of creative industries, research facilities, media corporations, and convention venues. This progressive and dynamic city has proven popular with Business Studies groups for its variety of specialist visits from manufacturing to marketing, which will really bring the subject to life.
Curriculum Topics Key Stage 4 & 5
- Understanding the nature and purpose of Business
- Understanding management, leadership and decision making
- Decision making to improve marketing performance
- Decision making to improve human resource performance
- International trade and the global economy
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||Guided Tour of Silicon Allee||Visit to Ritter Sport||Bowling and evening meal|
|3||Visit to BMW Motorbikes factory||Visit to KPM Welt||Evening meal|
|4||Explore and shop the Sony Centre at Potsdamer Platz||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||Guided Tour of Silicon Allee|
|Afternoon||Visit to Ritter Sport|
|Evening||Bowling and evening meal|
|Morning||Visit to BMW Motorbikes factory|
|Afternoon||Visit to KPM Welt|
|Morning||Explore and shop the Sony Centre at Potsdamer Platz|
|Afternoon||Transfer to Berlin airport for return flight|
|Evening||Arrive UK, onward travel to school|
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Reasons to Visit
Visit BMW’s motorcycle plant for a tour of this modern production facility building premium brand motorbikes. As well as seeing the production process, there will be the opportunity to ask questions from the experts. The production areas that can be visited vary depending on the internal production requirements.
Volkswagen Autostadt Wolfsburg
Autostadt is a factory on an epic scale, a 28 hectare showcase for the Volkswagen group brands including VW, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Bentley and Lamborghini. The Volkswagen factory, prides itself on being the largest auto plant in the world which is 96% automated by robots. Take a tour of the factory followed by the stunning glass towers where cars are stored before collection. Autostadt is a theme park dedicated to the automobile and offers everything car enthusiasts of all ages dream about. Explore the special pavilions, housing exhibitions focusing on sustainability and other themes, or stroll through the beautiful park and lagoon landscape. A coach is required to reach Wolfsburg.
Silicon Allee Guided Tour
“Silicon Allee" is a way for start ups in Berlin to connect with each other, to get exposure outside Germany, and for investors from the outside world to get a glimpse of what’s happening here. Explore this fascinating area of Berlin and speak to businesses first-hand on this new exclusive tour.
See how the world-renowned table services, gifts and accessories come into existence from the initial design idea to the finished work of art. The KPM tour with its historic buildings offers an inspiring exhibition of Berlin´s royal porcelain and a workshop where your students can catch a glimpse of traditional porcelain making.
Ritter Sport Chocolate Factory
Located at the Gendarmenmarkt Square, the store is not just an architectural feast for the eyes, but also offers a unique and varied assortment of items revolving around RITTER SPORT chocolate. Children and teenagers can make their own favourite chocolates at the CHOCOWORKSHOP, while the chocolatiers make your individual dream chocolate bars come to life, using only the finest ingredients, at CHOCOCREATION. Contact us for prices and booking details.
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 service provided was excellent. Good use of email rather than phone which can be difficult when teaching most of the day. BMW Motorbike Factory Tour was excellent and very beneficial for our students. The students also enjoyed 10 pin bowling!! We were very pleased with the service we received from all the members of staff we dealt with. Thank you. Reaseheath College
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