Design & Technology School Trips to Berlin
For students of Design, there are a number of great visits in Berlin, including the Bauhaus Museum which is one of the most important schools of architecture, design and art of the 20th century. As an aspirational designer, your students will be overwhelmed with the many galleries, museums, architectural sites and bookshops the German city has to offer. The Vitra Design Museum is in an impressive historical monument of industrial architecture. The museum displays a wide programme of international travelling exhibitions. The Deutsches Technikmuseum in Kreuzberg, with an area of 26,500 square metres, is one of the biggest technological museums in Europe. Here, on the site of the old Anhalter freight yard at Gleisdreieck, you can expect exciting interactive exhibits across various fields, including transport and communication technology. Topics range from historical to contemporary developments in industrial furniture design and related fields, exploring the relationships between design and architecture, the fine arts, society and different cultures.
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 BMW Motorbikes Factory||Bowling and evening meal|
|3||Visit to KPM Welt||Visit to Bauhaus-Archiv Design Museum||Evening meal|
|4||Visit to VW Autostadt (Wolfsburg)||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 BMW Motorbikes Factory|
|Evening||Bowling and evening meal|
|Morning||Visit to KPM Welt|
|Afternoon||Visit to Bauhaus-Archiv Design Museum|
|Morning||Visit to VW Autostadt (Wolfsburg)|
|Afternoon||Transfer to Berlin airport for return flight|
|Evening||Arrive UK, onward travel to school|
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Reasons to Visit
Bauhaus-Archiv Museum of Design
Bauhaus is one of the most important schools of architecture, design and art of the 20th century, and its products have maintained their influence on design up to the present day. Housed in a building designed by this movement’s founder, the museum traces its history and also boasts the most complete Bauhaus collection.
BMW Motorcycle Plant
Visit BMW’s motorcycle plant for a tour of this modern production facility which builds 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.
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.
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.
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 design & technology topics; Manufacturing Techniques, Textiles, Road Traffic (cars, motorcycles, bikes), Power Engineering.
The Game Science Center
The Game Science Center is a small, interactive future museum, run by a team of game developers showcasing a line-up of innovative technologies and playful projects. You will learn about and try out futuristic ways to interact with computers.
Computer Spiele Museum
The exhibition "Computer Games. Evolution of a Medium" contains over 300 exhibits, including rare originals and playable classics.
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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What you say
This was my first time organising such a trip. The fact that everything went so well is down to EST - Thank you! Hellesdon High School
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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