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Berlin Religious Studies School Trips & Tours
The recent history of Germany’s capital is still clearly evident today – walk through this fascinating city and feel continually aware of its recent past. Our experienced guides can provide an introductory talk on the history and diversity of the largely integrated Jewish community in Germany and to the background and tragic events of the Final Solution.
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||Morning flight from Ireland||Introductory tour of Berlin||Sony Centre at Potsdamer Platz|
|2||Walking tour including the Brandenburg Gate area, the Neue Synagogue & the old Jewish District including the Deportation memorial||TV Tower|
|3||Coach excursion to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp & the Wannsee Villa||Bowling evening|
|4||Cruise on the River Spree||Return flight to Ireland|
|Morning||Morning flight from Ireland|
|Afternoon||Introductory tour of Berlin|
|Evening||Sony Centre at Potsdamer Platz|
|Morning||Walking tour including the Brandenburg Gate area, the Neue Synagogue & the old Jewish District including the Deportation memorial|
|Morning||Coach excursion to the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp & the Wannsee Villa|
|Morning||Cruise on the River Spree|
|Afternoon||Return flight to Ireland|
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On-tour support includes...
- Services of a See Off Representative at your departure airport
- Services of an NST City Representative whilst in Berlin to assist with hotel check-in and provide 24-hour assistance
Introductory Walking Tour of Berlin – NST Guided programme only
Exclusive to NST
On arrival in Berlin, our guides introduce you to West Berlin with the following sites (covered on foot and using public transport):
- Zoo Station, including Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
- Bernauer Strasse to view the Wall Memorial
Religious Studies Walking Tour of Berlin Centre
Morning sites will include Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial and Hitler’s bunker, whilst in the afternoon your group will visit the Jewish District in Northern Mitte. Sites include Oranienburger Strasse, Neue Synagogue, Grosse Hamburger Strasse, Kristallnacht Memorial, Deportation Memorial and other sites relating to the former Jewish community ending at Hackescher Markt. (Sites covered on foot and using public transport)
Sachsenhausen Memorial Site
One of the earliest and most important in Germany, the story of the camp from its origins, its development within the camp system, its wartime use, the liberation and its post-war history during the Soviet period, are told in a series of exhibitions within the extensive remains of the camp itself.
A visit to this holocaust memorial centre and former concentration camp helps pupils gain an understanding of the events during WWII. Guided tours of the entrance, guard towers, barracks and museum are available.
House Of The Wannsee Conference
The lakeside villa, where the now famous meeting took place in January 1942, houses a permanent exhibition House Of The Wannsee Conference which seeks to place the Wannsee Conference in its historical context. The exhibition traces the chronological development of the Holocaust from the origins of anti-Semitism through the conference itself, to the mass deportations and extermination.
When inaugurated in 1866, the Neue Synagogue on Oranienburger Strasse was one of the largest in the world and the most important in the city. Damaged during Kristallnacht, the building was destroyed during the war. The front section and dome were restored in the 1980s and now house a fascinating museum chronicling the history of the building and its congregation. There are particularly good sections on the 1930s and the wartime period.
Ravensbrück Memorial Site
Situated about 60 miles north of Berlin, the extensive remains of Ravensbrück (the principal women’s concentration camp) now houses collections and exhibitions chronicling all aspects of the camp’s history. Among the thousands executed here were female members of the British spy network S.O.E. including Violet Szabo.
TV Tower, Alexanderplatz
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 shapes the skyline of the German capital city - a landmark of the reunited Germany.
The Brandenburg Gate
Berlin’s only remaining city gate and a symbol of unified Germany. The Quadriga that sits on top has a history as eventful as the city’s.
Berlin River Cruise
Get on board and experience the heart of Berlin from the water. A great way to see the city!
Groups can visit the fabulous cinema at Potsdamer Platz. Bowling Am Schillerpark. This bowling alley is the most popular of four available in Berlin.
Here, your group will see how East and West Berlin were divided for 28 years. The Bernauerstrasse Memorial allows students to see remains of the Berlin Wall as well as an exhibition on Berlin during the Cold War. The East Side Gallery is the longest surviving stretch of the wall and is nearly 1.5km long – and includes the work of various artists and political cartoonists.
- Ice Skating
- IMAX Cinema
We offer flights from a variety of departure airports and we’ll work with you to plan your route at the best value possible.
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Before your tour
- Your own dedicated NST contact
- Bespoke tour itineraries
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- Free group leader inspection visits
- Risk assessment guidance
- Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits
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