Berlin, having been witness to the 20th century’s most momentous events when the wall came down in 1989, is now a multi-faceted city full of optimism and crammed with culture from art galleries and concert halls to jazz cafés and museums.
Youth hostels in central Berlin, with excellent access both on foot and by public transport to all the city’s attractions.
Afternoon arrival in Berlin by air, take the S-Bahn/U-Bahn to your accommodation. Time to settle in and explore the local area. Evening meal at your accommodation, then a guided tour of the Reichstag followed by an evening walk to the Brandenburg Gate.
Full day’s sightseeing in Berlin, to include Checkpoint Charlie Museum followed by the Holocaust Memorial. Time for lunch and an afternoon visit to the DDR Museum, followed by time for some shopping at the Ku’Damm. Evening spent bowling in Alexander Platz.
Spend your day visiting various memorials and museums in Berlin – Bebelplatz, Place of Tears, Potsdamer Platt, the East Side Gallery and the Berlin Wall. Spend your evening at the hostel, enjoying games, activities, quizzes and a DVD.
Morning on the Berlin Underground Tour, a labyrinth of bunker complexes and military installations from WW2 and the Cold War. Rest of the day free in Berlin for final sightseeing and souvenir shopping.
Morning departure to airport to return back to school.
Chris House, Teacher of Chemistry, Dubai College, UAE
Dr Maripaz Aguilera, Head of Languages, GEMS World Academy, Switzerland