School Trips to Berlin

Berlin is a flourishing cosmopolitan city with so much to see and do for a school trip, whether your focus is art, history, science, business or language. 

The city boasts some of the most impressive monuments you are likely to see in Western Europe, most with an incredible story behind them: the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall included. Visually the streets are decked with art and sculpture in many forms, which means there’s no such thing as a dull walk around the city centre. 

There are also scores of museums that feature all kinds of captivating exhibits and events. School trips to Berlin are jam-packed with chances to learn and have fun, perfect for classes of any age or interest.

We pride ourselves on designing school trips to Germany that ensure young people get the absolute most out of their visit and that make life easier for teachers – before, during and after the trip. Have a look at some of our most popular options in Berlin below…

Browse our curriculum-linked school trips to Berlin

Art & Design

Art & Design

From world class museums and galleries to the Berlin Wall and neighbourhoods decked with street art, few cities can compare to Berlin’s vibrant art and design scene.

Learn more about our art & design trips to Berlin here

Business Studies

Business Studies

The city of Berlin is a large factor when determining Germany as a major European and global economic power. Where better place to gain an insight into the world of business and industry?

Learn more about our business studies trips to Berlin here

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Berlin is the perfect choice for groups who want to combine a traditional market experience with a visit to one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

Learn more about our Christmas market trips to Berlin here

Cultural & Transition Year

Cultural & Transition Year

A cultural school trip to Berlin covers all aspects of culture, politics, media and science, giving students a well-rounded experience of a wonderful cosmopolitan city.

Learn more about our cultural & transition year trips to Berlin here

German Language

German Language

Where better place to learn and improve a class’ German language skills than the cosmopolitan capital city of Berlin?

Learn more about our German language trips to Berlin here

History

History

There is so much to learn about Berlin's evolution throughout the 20th century, from the Third Reich up to the end of the Cold War and into the present day.

Learn more about our history trips to Berlin here

Science

Science

Known as Europe’s ‘Capital of Science’, Berlin has one of the most developed scientific research networks on the planet.

Learn more about our science trips to Berlin here

Berlin trip highlights - our groups recommend…

Walking tour

Walking tour

See the sites and discover Berlin’s history on a walking tour

Border crossing point

Border crossing point

Visit the legendary border crossing point at Wallmuseum-Haus at Checkpoint Charlie

Berlin Wall

Berlin Wall

See how East and West Berlin were divided for 28 years at the Berlin Wall

Sachsenhausen Memorial

Sachsenhausen Memorial

Gain an understanding of WWII events at the Sachsenhausen Memorial

Brandenburg Gate Museum

Brandenburg Gate Museum

Embark on a journey through 300 years of history at the Brandenburg Gate Museum

DDR Museum

DDR Museum

Immerse yourself in daily life during the Communist era in East Berlin at the DDR Museum

Topography Museum

Topography Museum

Uncover the terrors and crimes of the Nazi era at the Topography of Terror

TV Tower views

TV Tower views

Take in views at the TV Tower and find out how it is part of German history

Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium

See an excellent example of Nazi architecture at the Olympic Stadium, built in 1936

Berlin school trip experts

There’s a lot to contend with when travelling abroad, and many teachers find the service of NST’s Berlin City Representatives invaluable. We can arrange for your representative to meet you on arrival, assist you with hotel check-in, advise on points of interest and public transport and provide your group with 24 hour emergency assistance. With NST, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll never be on your own on your school tour.

They’ll also be happy to discuss your programme of visits, offer an insight into your destination and suggest popular evening activities too

Planning your first school trip?

If you're planning your first school trip, our essential guide will take you through each step of the process...

  • Choosing your destination
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head
  • Promoting your tour in school
  • Confirming your booking
  • Tailor-make your tour
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment)
  • Quick reference timeline
  • Pre-tour checklist

Additional support, resources & information

Tour planning service

Tour planning service

With NST, you’ll get your own dedicated, knowledgeable Tour Co-ordinator who’ll work with you from start to finish. You’ll benefit from their unrivalled destination knowledge, and their experience gained from working with many other groups too. They’ll tailor-make your itinerary from scratch and take care of everything for you: 

  • Pulling together an itinerary that runs smoothly 
  • Planning the right balance of visits every day with realistic timings 
  • Pre-arranging and pre-booking your visits, entrance tickets, passes and meals 

 

You’ll receive your final itinerary a full 4-weeks before you travel too.

Free school trip promotion pack

Free school trip promotion pack

We’ll support you and provide everything you need to advertise your school trip around school and to parents. Our free school trip promotion pack consists of: 

  • Parents’ letter & permission slip template for you to complete A3 posters to promote your trip around school 
  • PowerPoint presentation templates which you can tailor to your own needs 
  • Online parents’ video which showcases the benefits of taking a school trip 

Risk assessment support including preview visits

Risk assessment support including preview visit

Risk assessment plays a vitally important part in the planning and organisation on any school tour.

Our risk assessment guide aims to help you understand more about your obligations and how you can more effectively manage group safety on your next educational visit and provide you with risk assessments for your trip.

Planning first school trip

Planning first school trip

Organising your first school trip can appear to be a daunting process. 

If you're planning your first school trip, our guide will help to take you through each step of the planning process, answering frequently asked questions and providing tips and support along the way. 

Our helpful guide covers the following: 

  • Choosing your destination 
  • Gaining approval from your Local Authority and/or your Head 
  • Promoting your tour in school 
  • Confirming your booking 
  • Tailor-make your tour 
  • Completing your risk assessments (including a sample risk assessment) 
  • Quick reference timeline 
  • Pre-tour checklist 

 

View our essential guide to a successful school trip here

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Get live updates on your group's tour location

Locate My Trip uses GPS technology and is the easy, convenient way for your school to follow your location whilst on tour. Specifically designed to provide reassurance to both parents and teachers, NST will know where your group are 24/7. If your schedule needs to change, we’ll put plans in place to keep your tour on track. 

With Locate My Trip your group can also share photos and videos with the school and parents, via a secure link, to keep them updated on your experience whilst you’re away.

Watch our short Locate My Trip video here

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Your online school trip organiser - My Tour Manager

Save time and stay on track with your school trip admin with our online orgnaniser - designed to help busy teachers like you. 

With My Tour Manager, you'll be able to download FREE resources and access trip paperwork online and in one place. Your personalised checklist details what you need to do and by when, plus you'll receive fortnightly reminders too. 

What's more, you can take all your trip documents on the go whilst on your tour with our app, My Tour Manager-On-the-Go. 

Find out more and watch out short My Tour Manager video here

Free classroom resources

Free classroom resources

We've created a range of free geography resources and educational posters to brighten up your classroom!

Take a look at our downloadable posters here

Why choose NST...

Here's why hundreds of teachers choose NST each year...

  • Unrivalled knowledge

Your dedicated tour co-ordinator will use their unrivalled local knowledge and expertise of Berlin to create a tailor-made, curriculum-linked itinerary to meet your group’s exact needs.

  • Making it easier for you

With our online school trip organiser, travel app, free classroom posters to support in-school promotion.

  • FREE group leader inspection visits

We offer a free inspection visit to your chosen destination to support your risk assessment planning. 

  • Value for money

We’re committed to bringing you the best possible value trips to help make every penny count.

 

  • More than 20 years’ experience

With over 20 years’ experience, with NST you can rest assured that your group is in safe hands.

  • Risk assessment guidance

Our risk assessment guidance will help you to manage group safety on your next educational trip. 

  • Peace of mind

Your group’s location can be followed with our trip tracking device - Locate My Trip - plus you’ll have 24/7 support from us whilst you’re away.

  • Offsetting carbon emissions

For every trip taken, we'll plant a Maya nut tree in Peru to support reforestation, local communities & biodiversity. Plus, we'll offset an additional tonne of CO2 to guarantee carbon emission reductions. 

Looking for protection on your next school trip? 

Booking with a school travel company is the best way for you to protect parents’ money and give yourself peace of mind.

Financial protection from the moment you book

NST are fully bonded & licensed:

  • ABTA
  • ATOL
  • IATA
  • Commission for Aviation Regulation

 

Managing safety on school trips

For your protection, NST's independently audited Safety Management System covers:

  • 24-hour emergency cover
  • Audited accommodation & transport
  • Excursions & school visit assessment
  • Group leader preview visits to assist with risk assessment planning

Package Travel Regulations 2018

Don't forget - if your school arranges transport, accommodation and other services directly, you’ll be liable under the Package Travel Regulations – meaning you’ll have all the responsibilities of a travel company, both legal and financial. 

We're LOtC Council’s Quality Badge assured

For groups travelling from Northern Ireland... the Department for Education advises schools to always look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing a school travel provider.

Learn more here