Berlin Cold War

from £290pp

Based on 3 days

Suitable for Secondary Schools

Overview

Our Cold War educational trips have strong links to KS3, KS4, KS5 and IB history - studying The Cold War and the impact of Communism on Europe. There is no better place than Berlin to bring the significant events on the 20th century to life.

Take a walk along a remaining section of the Berlin Wall, visit the Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the Stasi Museum and the award-winning DDR Museum.  Take a guided tour of the Hohenschönhausen Stasi Memorial conducted by former inmates of this remand prison - they will provide an invaluable insight into a broad spectrum of political persecution in the GDR.

A thoroughly thought-provoking trip for your history students!

Our Suggested Itinerary

Travelling by air. 

  1. Day 1

    Morning flight to Berlin and transfer to accommodation. 

    Join a "Red Berlin" walking tour deep in former East Berlin, for an introduction to the people, places and secrets that kept two worlds on the brink of WW3, and the wall that separated them. 

    Free evening in Alexanderplatz, the site of a massive demonstration against the GDR in 1989.

    Option evening activity: Take in panoramic views of the city from the top of the Berlin TV Tower, the flagship of East German architecture! 

  2. Day 2

    Admire the murals of the Berlin Wall East Side Gallery, a section of the original wall preserved an painted as a "International Memorial for Freedom" by protest artists. 

    Visit to the interactive DDR (Deutsche Demokratische Republik) Museum, which explores the day-to-day life of those who lived in a long-defunct state. 

    Photo opportunity at Checkpoint Charlie - the famous crossing point between the US and Soviet sectors.

    Evening at leisure in Potsdamer Platz, a former no-man's-land between East and West, now transformed into a buzzing shopping and entertainment district. 

  3. Day 3

    Visit to Hohenschönhausen Memorial and former Stasi Prison.  Between 1945 and 1989, thousands of political prisoners were held here by the Communist regime.  Today, the prison is preserved as a reminder of the political persecution in the DDR.

    Guided tour of two Cold War nuclear bunkers - exploring real nuclear fallout shelters and seeing the practical preparations made to help people survive makes the realities and horrors of the conflict easier to comprehend. 

    Return flight to the UK. 

School Trip Accommodation

Accommodation

We use safe and secure accommodation especially suited to schools.  Our options are usually 2* or youth hostel standard and provide a perfect base for enjoying your tour.  All accommodation we use is audited, and our auditing regime is verified by independent experts. 

Testimonials about this trip:

Cara was incredibly helpful and efficient during the booking process and was also very patient when we were delayed in submitting a few things.  She was always on hand to help and was very approachable.
Hall Mead School

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Fragment of the Berlin Wall

Berlin Cold War

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Based on 3 days


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