Class trip to Berlin

Naturally, trips to Germany's capital Berlin count among our most popular group travel programmes. Since the city was founded in the 13th century, Berlin has seen glorious as well as bleak times. On countless occasions Berlin set the stage for events of national or global importance - not only as the capital of the Federal Republic of Germany, but also beforehand.

Berlin proves herself an excellent teacher of lessons drawn from historical events. The 20th century showed of what horrific or fantastic deeds people can be capable. When visiting the various memorials, commemorating the atrocities of national socialism or Cold War, when learning about German Reunification, you are confronted with different realities which shaped us all in a way. In contrast to such heavy topics, Berlin is also very good at entertainment and excitement. Today Germany's capital buzzes with cosmopolitan flair.

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ASTUR group travel programmes to Berlin

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Age Group:

14 - 18 years of age in homestay

from 12 years of age in residence/hotel

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Arrival and departure:


Airport Berlin:
Tegel (TXL) or Schönefeld (SXF)

Train station Berlin:
Central station, East railway station, Südkreuz

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  • Host family (2 - 4 bed rooms)
  • Youth hostel (4 - 8 bed rooms)
  • Hotel (single or twin rooms)

Sample programme

Day 1 - Berlin city centre

In the morning:

You start off your trip to Berlin with a tour through the city centre, beginning at Alexanderplatz. From here you will pass Berlin City Hall, Urania World Clock, Berlin Television Tower and Neptune Fountain.

In the afternoon:

You will attend a guided tour of DDR Museum, followed by a visit to one of the city's most astonishing churches, Berlin Cathedral. The building is located between Berlin Museum Island and City Castle.

Day 2 - Exploring the city

In the morning:

You will start the day with a city discovery tour on bike! Berlin on Bike provides you with everything you need to go on a three hour bicycle ride through the city. On your trip you will pass the former working-class district Prenzlauer Berg and take a look at the characteristic architecture. Afterwards you'll head towards Berlin-Mitte. The sights here include the museums on Museum Island or Brandenburg Gate. The last stop on your bike tour will be the Government district.

In the afternoon:

In the afternoon you will stay at the cultural centre Kulturbrauerei. You will take part in an exciting guided tour into the daily life of people living in the GDR. The last item on your itinerary for the day will be visiting the largest open-air gallery in the world: East Side Gallery.

Day 3 - A day trip to Potsdam

In the morning:

You'll set off to see Potsdam. Upon arrival, Sanssouci Palace is waiting to be discovered. After having learned how the king of Prussia used to spend his summer vacations, you can take a picnic in the beautiful castle gardens.

In the afternoon:

You will spend the rest of the day in Potsdam, visit the town centre, take a look at the most important sights such as Old Market Square or Dutch Quarter for example.

Day 4 - Cold War

In the morning:

At first you will experience an exciting tour of the German Spy Museum. Berlin counts as the city of spies and at the museum you will learn all about their history. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to try to decode encrypted messages or move through the laser parcours without being detected.

In the afternoon:

You emerge from underground and find yourselves in the middle of the famous shopping mile Ku’Damm. Here you can visit Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church or Europe's second largest department store, Kaufhaus Des Westens. Enjoy your shopping trip!

Day 5 - Germany's recent history

In the morning:

This is where the city's heart is beating: Potsdamer Platz. During a walk through the district you can savour the typical Berlin mix of culture, arts and entertainment. The square is one of the most important junctions of the city. Afterwards you will head to the German parliament and climb Reichstsag Dome.

In the afternoon:

You will pay a visit to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe including the documentation centre, called „Place of Information“. The final item on your class trip itinerary will be a walk through Tiergarten up to Victory Column.

You want to know more?

If you are interested in finding out more about all available Group Travel opportunities to Germany, you can return to the class trips overview here. If you are keen to know what the area has on offer in general, feel free to head on to the presentation of all ASTUR Centers. Here, we have put together a number of activities, which you may add to your own individual group travel programme.

More activities in Berlin
The class trip you have just browsed through is a popular example of group travel programmes we offer. However, the area has much more to offer. On the ASTUR destinations presentation sites, you have an even greater variety of possible exciting activities. It is our goal to create travel programmes which in a way that corresponds to all the ideas you had in mind. Of course, we are happy to consult you on which activities are best suited for your travel purposes.