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Berlin Art & Design School Trips & Tours

An art school trip to the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Berlin offers a wealth of art and design opportunities from world-class galleries to the the open-air Berlin Wall East Side Gallery.

This historic city offers groups a choice of educational and cultural visits. Here, your pupils will learn how Bauhaus influenced the nature of design and architecture in the 20th century in this trendsetting, cultural capital city. Berlin has become a hot spot for the international art world. Few other cities have such an extensive and concentrated art scene that’s as varied and original. Plus, as Berlin experts, NST can offer you the best accommodation, visits and transport options to get around this vibrant city during your study tour.

Sample itinerary

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.

Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Morning flight from Ireland Guided coach tour of Berlin TV Tower for fabulous views of the city
2 Alte Nationalgalerie Sketching time Bowling
3 Neue Nationalgalerie Bauhaus Archiv Museum of Design Visit Potsdamer Platz for a film at the IMAX cinema
4 Last minute sightseeing & shopping Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland
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Morning Morning flight from Ireland
Afternoon Guided coach tour of Berlin
Evening TV Tower for fabulous views of the city
Morning Alte Nationalgalerie
Afternoon Sketching time
Evening Bowling
Morning Neue Nationalgalerie
Afternoon Bauhaus Archiv Museum of Design
Evening Visit Potsdamer Platz for a film at the IMAX cinema
Morning Last minute sightseeing & shopping
Afternoon Transfer to airport for return flight to Ireland

On-tour support

On-tour support includes...

Additional on-tour support available...

  • Pre-booked meals at great group prices


Popular options in Berlin

Top visits

Hamburger Bahnhof Museum

Housed in a former railway station, this museum opened in 1996 as the Museum for Contemporary Art, and is part of Berlin's Nationalgalerie. The collection focuses on art since 1960, including the ever-popular Erich Marx collection.


Pergamon Museum

Situated on the Museum Island, the museum is subdivided into the Antiquity Collection, the Middle East Museum, and the Museum of Islamic Art.


Berlin Cathedral

The view from the top of this cathedral offers a wonderful sketching opportunity for your students.

Berlinische Galerie

One of the newest museums in the German capital which collects art - both local and international - dating from 1870 to the present day. Fine art – painting, graphics, sculpture, multimedia – photography, architecture and artists’ archives make up this fascinating collection.


Museum für Fotografie

The Museum für Fotografie (Museum of Photography) is a magnet for art enthusiasts all over the world, presenting exciting exhibitions on diverse topics in the history of photography.


Graffiti & Street Art Tour

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. The art changes rapidly in the streets so there is always fresh work and you might even get the chance to see an artist doing a piece live.

Olympic Stadium Tour

Take a tour of this now redeveloped, famous sporting venue, originally built for the 1936 Olympic Games, made famous by Jesse Owens’ four gold medals.

IMAX Cinema

Groups can visit the fabulous cinema at Potsdamer Platz. Bowling Am Schillerpark. This bowling alley is the most popular of four available in Berlin. 

Berlin Markets

The large indoor market in the centre of the city is an ideal place to put language skills to the test and pick up a bargain or two.

Berlin River Cruise

Take a cruise along the River Spree on this tour and see all the major attractions of the city while learning about the intriguing history of Berlin.

TV Tower

Located at the very heart of the city on the Alexanderplatz, the Berlin TV tower is part of German history: in the sixties the East German government had the TV tower built to demonstrate the strength and efficiency of the socialist party system. Today the tower, Berlin’s highest structure, shapes the skyline of the German capital city and has fantastic views - and serves as a landmark of the reunited Germany. Your group can pinpoint the many landmarks and attend the free exhibition. Groups can also take part in an immersive 15 min VR experience and time travel through 9 centuries of Berlin's history.

Alte Nationalgalerie

The Alte Nationalgalerie is home to Romantic and Impressionist masterpieces, as well as a world-class collection of works by Adolph Menzel. The museum’s collection dates back to a gift from the banker Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Wagener to the Prussian state in 1861, a donation of 262 works with an emphasis on Belgian history painting and the Düsseldorf school.

East Side Gallery

After the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, hundreds of artists from all over the world gathered and transformed the eastside of the Wall with their paintings, giving the Wall a new face in a new time. Known as The East Side Gallery, this section of the Wall is a special place where art has become the expression for a unique point in time of the history of a separated Germany. It is a meeting point that talks about an old Berlin and a new Berlin, a separated and a unified Germany.

Evening activites

  • Bowling
  • Ice skating 
  • ...and much more!


We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.


Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

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