Trips to Berlin for Religious Studies Students
Berlin is an amazing city steeped in history and brimming with culture making it the perfect destination for an educational Religious Studies trip.
The memorial which commemorates the Jewish people murdered during the holocaust as well as Sachsenhausen concentration camp are essential additions to your Berlin study trip itinerary, giving your students a wealth of personal experience.
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||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation||Guided walking tour of major sites including Holocaust Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, the Neue Synagogue & the old Jewish District & the Deportation Memorial||Free time at the Sony Centre at Potsdamer Platz|
|2||Hitlers Bunker Tour||Topography of Terror||TV Tower|
|3||Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp & the Wannsee Villa||Bowling|
|4||Berlin River Cruise||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
|Morning||Daytime flight from a London airport & transfer to accommodation|
|Afternoon||Guided walking tour of major sites including Holocaust Memorial, Brandenburg Gate, the Neue Synagogue & the old Jewish District & the Deportation Memorial|
|Evening||Free time at the Sony Centre at Potsdamer Platz|
|Morning||Hitlers Bunker Tour|
|Afternoon||Topography of Terror|
|Morning||Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp & the Wannsee Villa|
|Morning||Berlin River Cruise|
|Afternoon||Transfer to airport for return flight to the UK|
Price Shown includes
- 3 nights’ bed & breakfast accommodation
- Return flights & overseas airport transfers
- Services of a StudyLink Berlin City Representative
- Extensive group travel insurance
- 1 in 10 free place ratio
The visits shown in the sample itinerary above are not included in your quoted price unless indicated. If you would like to add any of these activities to your quote price, please get in touch.
Price shown is based on 30 paying passengers departing from a London airport on selected dates and is subject to availability.
On-tour support includes...
- Airport assistance when you arrive back at your UK airport when you book a coach transfer to take you home
- Services of a StudyLink City Representative to provide 24-hour assistance
Additional on-tour support available...
- Airport assistance during check-in, security and gate checks on your outbound flight from the UK
- Pre-booked meals at great group prices
- Services of a Local Guide
Top visits for college groups in Berlin
Introductory Walking Tour of Berlin – NST Guided programme only
Exclusive to StudyLink
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
Take a cruise along the River Spree on this tour and see all the major attractions of the city while learning about the intriguing history of Berlin.
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.
- Leisure time at the Sony Centre
- TV Tower
Theology of Ethics
History of Religions