Science School Trips to Berlin
Berlin is a world city of culture, politics, media and science. Many of its industries are at the forefront of IT, pharmaceutical and biomedical technology developments. For students of Science, Berlin is a great destination with a range of activities and workshops to help bring the subject to life.
The Spectrum Berlin Science Centre a huge museum covering the cultural history of technology through large and wide-ranging collections. The main exhibitions are on aerospace, shipping, railways and road transportation with further large displays on the Network, especially the internet, and photography. Further exhibitions cover a wide variety of other technologies including computing, textiles, printing, beer brewing and telecommunications. The Science Center Spectrum adds around 150 hands-on experiments explaining fascinating technology and basic science and is a great place to take inquisitive students that are interested in getting questions answered. The Berlin Life Science Learning Lab has short half-day courses and allows students to work in a lab performing experiments. Each year, new museums are being established, historic buildings masterfully restored and exhibitions are appearing under a new roof.
All three destinations are a must-visit for all Science school trips to Berlin
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||Spend the day at Berlin Life Science Lab||Bowling and evening meal|
|3||Visit to the Berlin Zoo||Visit to Spectrum Berlin Science Centre||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||Spend the day at Berlin Life Science Lab|
|Evening||Bowling and evening meal|
|Morning||Visit to the Berlin Zoo|
|Afternoon||Visit to Spectrum Berlin Science Centre|
|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
Berlin Life Science Learning Lab
Courses which run for approximately 3.5 hours twice a day allow students to work in a lab performing experiments such as extracting the DNA from a tomato.
Berlin Zoo & Aquarium
With the largest number of different species of its kind, Berlin Zoo and Aquarium provides terrariums and aquariums for over 9,000 animals and almost 800 species. Today everyone talks about biodiversity, here at zoo and aquarium you can experience it.
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 science topics; The chemical pharmaceutical industry as exemplified by Schering, Power Engineering, Aerospace, Sugars and Beyond! Food – Matter – Energy
SPECTRUM Berlin Science Centre
How does a battery work? Why is the sky blue? What is the principle behind a pulley block? These and hundreds of other questions are answered at SPECTRUM, the Berlin Science Center in the restored portal sector of the former freight station building.
The themes covered are; electricity and magnetism, heat and temperature, light and vision, mechanics and motion, microcosmos – macrocosmos, music and sound, seeing and perception.
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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