Although not an old city by European standards, Berlin has headed the Kingdom of Prussia, the German Empire, the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich. Following the German defeat in WWI, economic problems allowed Adolf Hitler to rise to power in the 1930s and in 1939 Europe was plunged into WWII, finally resulting in the city's division into East and West by the Berlin Wall, an atmospheric symbol of Cold War hostility.
Modern Berlin has reclaimed its reputation for artistic freedom and cultural excellence and it is once again the nation's capital. A tour in Berlin with our experienced guide will take us on a journey through Berlin's history during WWI and through to the Cold War Period. Students will also find Berlin the perfect place to use and develop their German language skills with opportunities to engage in conversation with native speakers in real life situations, whilst learning about Germany, its history, language and culture. A tailored guided tour in German or a visit to a market could be arranged.
Berlin Wall • Reichstag • Brandenburg Gate • Checkpoint Charlie • Historic Locations
Study excursion suggestions:
Berlin Olympic Stadium; TV Tower, a symbol of reunification; the Reichstag, German seat of government and one of Berlin's most important landmarks; walking tour of the Cold War sites including the Soviet memorial at Treptower Park, Berlin East Wall Gallery, Chapel of Reconciliation and Checkpoint Charlie; walking tour of the Third Reich sites including ministerial buildings and Hitler's bunker; Topography of Terror, the Holocaust Museum and the Bradenberg Gate; Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
A choice of accommodation is available for this tour including A&O Hostel Berlin Hauptbahnhof, A&O Hostel Berlin Mitte or Meininger Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof.
All are of a good standard, well located for the itinerary and offer catering, rooms with private facilities and free Wi-Fi.
Your tour includes:
• Flights from the UK to Berlin
• 3 nights full board at the A&O Hostel Berlin Mitte or similar with:
• Coach services for Days 1, 2 and 4 for airport transfers and itinerary programme
• English speaking tour guide
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