Berlin: War and An Unquiet Peace

Berlin stood at the crossroads of Twentieth century history; here students study a wide range of subjects from the Nazis to the Holocaust, and the Cold War.

3 Day
Key Stage
KS 3, 4, 5


The city of Berlin stood at the crossroads of Twentieth century history from the First World War to the Nazis, to Cold War and the Iron Curtain. This fascinating study tour looks at the contrasting history of one of the most important capital cities in Europe.

Study Themes and Curricular Links

  • KS3 National Curriculum – The Second World War and the Holocaust

  • OCR GCSE Syllabus – International Relations – Germany 1925-1955: The People and the State

  • OCR GCSE Syllabus – War and British Society 1790-2010

  • OCR GCSE Syllabus – World Depth Study – Living Under Nazi Rule 1933-1945 and the Cold War, 1941-1991

  • OCR GCSE Syllabus – Period Study and British Depth Study – Super Power Relations

  • OCR GCSE Syllabus – Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939

  • AQA GCSE Syllabus – Period Studies – Germany, 1890-1945:Democracy and Dictatorship

  • AQA GCSE Syllabus – Wider World Depth Studies –Conflict and Tension, 1918-1939

  • AQA GCSE Syllabus – Wider World Depth Studies – Conflict and Tension between East and West, 1945-1972

  • AQA A-Level Syllabus – Breadth Study – The Quest for Political Stability: Germany, 1871-1991

  • AQA A-Level Syllabus – Depth Study – International Relations and Global Conflict, c1890-1941

  • AQA A-Level Syllabus – Depth Study – Democracy and Nazism, 1918-1945

  • AQA A-Level Syllabus – Depth Study – The Cold War, c1945-1991

  • EdExcel A-Level Syllabus – Themes in Breadth with Aspects of Depth – Germany 1871-1990 United, Divided and Reunited

  • OCR A-Level Syllabus – Non-British Period Study – Democracy and Dictatorship in Germany, 1919-1963

  • OCR A-Level Syllabus – Non-British Period Study – The Cold War in Europe, 1941-1995

  • Scotland National Qualification Syllabus – The Growth of German Nationalism

  • Scotland National Qualification Syllabus – Germany: From Democracy to Dictatorship 1918-1939

  • WJEC Syllabus – Studies in Depth – History with a European/World Outlook – Germany in Transition, 1919-1939

  • WJEC Syllabus – Period Study – Europe in an Age of Conflict and Co-operation, c1890-1991

  • WJEC Syllabus – History in Depth – Germany: Democracy to Dictatorship, 1918-1945

  • WJEC Syllabus – Breadth Studies – Changing Leadership and Society in Germany, c1871-1989

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Tour Includes

  • Specialist Battlefield Guide. For larger groups we have two guides per booking.

  • Tour pack of information and resources to use in the classroom.

  • Flights and transfers.

  • 2 or 3 breakfasts depending on tour duration.

  • Travel by coach from your school.

From £475 per student

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Sample Itinerary - 3-Day Tour

The city of Berlin stood at the crossroads of Twentieth-century history from the First World War to the Nazis, to the Cold War and the Iron Curtain. This fascinating study tour looks at the contrasting history of one of the most important capital cities in Europe.

Day 1

Departing from your regional UK airport, we fly into Berlin and begin our first day at the Brandenburg Gate. We look at the Holocaust Memorial, the site of Hitler’s Bunker where he died in 1945, and the area around the gate that was the front line of the Cold War.

We then check into our student accommodation in Berlin.

Brandenburg Gate
Brandenburg Gate
Included Highlights
  • Brandenburg Gate

Day 2

Today we spend a full day in Berlin looking at the city from war to peace. We start in the Unter Den Linden at the statue of Frederick the Great, see the old Prussian Guardroom that was once the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, the site of the Berlin Schloss and visit the superb German Historical Museum.

We then see the Topography of Terror Exhibition, a section of the Berlin Wall and then Checkpoint Charlie, another front-line Cold War location. We then travel out of Berlin to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp to examine the history of the Holocaust.

Included meals: Breakfast

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp
Included Highlights
  • Berlin Wall

  • Unter Den Linden

  • Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

  • German Historical Museum

Day 3

We conclude the tour on our final morning in central Berlin where we visit the DDR Museum, giving an insight into life in Germany during the Cold War, as well as discussing the Berlin TV Tower – the Fernsehturm – which dominates the skyline. We then fly back to the UK.

Included meals: Breakfast

Berlin Fernsehturm
Berlin Fernsehturm
Included Highlights
  • Berlin Fernsehturm

Day 4 (Optional) - Reichstag

You can extend the tour by an extra day to include a visit to the Reichstag building, and examine the battle for this in April 1945 as well as visiting the Berlin Olympic Stadium built for the 1936 Olympic Games.

You can also add additional visits such as the Berlin Stasi Museum, the WW2 German Army Bunker complex at Zossen, just outside Berlin, or take a tour of the largest area of preserved Berlin Wall in Bernauerstrasse.

Included meals: Breakfast

The Reichstag
The Reichstag
Included Highlights
  • The Reichstag

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