Berlin

To plan and arrange your tour, call us on: 01709 385500


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Berlin presided over the rise of National Socialism and the subjugation of much of Europe under the leadership of Adolf Hitler. The two main topics covered in this tour are The Third Reich and ‘The Great Powers & the Cold War.

Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Reichstag
Reichstag Building, Berlin

The Third Reich

This includes visits to the New Synagogue and the ‘Topography of Terror’ in the centre of Berlin and the House of the Wannsee Conference on the outskirts of Berlin. The Sachsenhausen Concentration camp can also be visited, as well as the Olympic Stadium, the site of the 1936 Olympic Games.

Other places of interest include Plotzensee Memorial Centre, a former execution site, the Holocaust Memorial, the Reichstag, the Soviet War Memorial and G Air Ministry Building.

Soviet War Memorial
Soviet War Memorial

The Cold War

The sites to visit on the outskirts of Berlin are Schloss Cecilienhof in Potsdam, where the Potsdam Conference was held in 1945, and the Allied Museum, which tells the story of the Allied Occupation of Berlin from 1945 to 1994.

In Berlin itself, visit Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the Berlin Wall Memorial and Museum and the Stasi Headquarters. Other places of interest include the Glienicke Bridge, across which spies were exchanged between East and West, and the Marienfelde Refugee Centre, which tells the story of German refugees fleeing from East to West.

Checkpoint Charlie
Checkpoint Charlie

Suggested Itineraries


Berlin - 4 day tour from £450 per person

Berlin presided over the rise of National Socialism and the subjugation of much of Europe under the leadership of Adolf Hitler. The two main topics covered in this tour are The Third Reich and The Great Powers & the Cold War.

Our suggested itinerary to Berlin includes:

  • Flights from a UK Airport to Berlin Schoenefeld with EasyJet or British Airways
  • Return airport transfers in Berlin
  • Three nights mixed board school hotel accommodation in Berlin
  • Visit to the Jewish Museum with English speaking guide
  • Visit the Schloss Cecilienhof, Potzdam with English speaking guide
  • Visit to Sachsenhausen with English speaking guide
  • Exclusive teachers information booklet and student guides (compiled in co-operation with a Chief Examiner in GCSE History at EDEXCEL).
  • Tour Manager to assist throughout with your tour planning
  • Small student back packs
  • Bag for Tour Leader

You could also look at including other visits, all they have to do is let us know their requirements and we can build them into the itinerary.

Jacqui Shaw - Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours

Expert guidance and planning

Here at Holts, we believe that Battlefield Tours are an important part of how a student learns about history, and perhaps even themselves. We have passion, experience and the knowledge to help make the most of your Battlefield Tour and make it an experience for your students to remember for a lifetime.

Our Head of Schools and Colleges Battlefield Tours, Jacqui Shaw, was educated at Reading and Cambridge, and has worked as a teacher for over 20 years. Inspired to learn more after visiting the Battlefields herself on a school tour, she has been returning ever since and is excited to be able to bring the experience to new generations of students. With Holts, we seek to bring history to life, understand the past, and ensure a memorable and rewarding Battlefield Tour for your students.

To arrange and plan your tour, call us on 01709 385500