Otto von Bismarck’s proclamation in Versailles’ Hall of Mirrors in January 1871 heralded the birth of a new nation, Germany. In the 150 years which followed, this nation and, in particular its capital city, would experience almost continual change. These transitions from Empire to Republic, Fascist Dictatorship to Soviet Occupation, Partition to Reunification, would all leave their scars on the city of Berlin and on its people.

Anglia offers fully-guided school history trips to Berlin which will provide your group with the perfect opportunity to trace the history of Germany from its origins to reunification. Why not start with the Siegessaϋle and the Brandenburg Gate to look at the last vestiges of Prussia then take a tour of the Reichstag building, once again the seat of German Government; visit the excellent exhibition in the German-Russian Museum in Karlshorst, site of Germany’s unconditional surrender in 1945; walk down Bernauer Strasse and explore the various memorials along the former course of the Berlin Wall. There is so much to see and do.

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Curricular Links

Curricular Links

National Curriculum 

  • KS3 - The inter-war years: the Great Depression and the rise of the dictators

GCSE

  • AQA
    • Period study: Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship
    • Wider world depth study: Conflict and tension: The inter-war years, 1918–1939
    • Wider world depth study: Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945–1972
  • Pearson Edexcel
    • Period study. Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91
    • Modern Depth Study: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39
    • IGCSE Modern Depth Study: Germany: Development of Dictatorship 1918-1945
    • IGCSE Depth Study: A World Divided, Superpower Relations 1943-1972
    • IGCSE Historical investigaton: East Germany 1958-1990
  • OCR
    • Non-British depth study: Germany 1925–1955: The People and the State
    • World Depth Study: Living under Nazi Rule, 1933–1945
    • Period Study: International Relations, 1918-2001 - the Cold War, 1945-c.1989
  • WJEC EDUQAS
    • Non-British Study in Depth. Germany in Transition, 1919-1941
    • Period Study: The Development of Germany, 1919-1991
  • SQA National 5
    • Historical Study: European and World: Part 5 Hitler and Nazi Germany, 1919–39
    • Historical Study: European and World: Part 8: Appeasement and the Road to War, 1918–1939
    • Historical Study: European and World: The Cold War 1945–89
      Germany 1789-1991
  • CCEA
    • Modern World Study in Depth: Life in Nazi Germany, 1933-45
  • CIE IGCSE
    • Option A: The nineteenth century: the development of modern nation states, 1848–1914
    • Option B: The twentieth century: international relations since 1919
    • Depth Study: Germany, 1918-45

A Level

  • AQA
    • Breadth Study: The Quest for Political Stability: Germany 1871-1991
    • Depth Study: Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918-1945
    • Depth Study: The Cold War, c1945–1991
  • Pearson Edexcel
    • Breadth Study: Germany and West Germany, 1918–89
    • Depth Study: The German Democratic Republic, 1949–90
    • Themes in breadth: Germany, 1871–1990: united, divided and reunited
  • OCR
    • Non-British Period Study: Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1919–1963
    • Non-British Period Study: The Cold War in Europe 1941–1995
  • WJEC EDUQAS
    • History in Depth: Germany: from democracy to dictatorship, 1918–39
  • SQA
    • Higher - European and World: Part D Germany 1815-1939
    • Higher - European and World: Part I: The Cold War, 1945–1989
    • Advanced Higher - Germany: from democracy to dictatorship, 1918–39
  • CCEA
    • Historical Investigation and Interpretation: Germany, 1919-45

 

 

Key Themes

Key Themes

  • From the Unification of Germany to the end of the Great War
  • Democracy to dictatorship
  • Freikorps, Spartacists and the rise of National Socialism
  • Who votes for Hitler?
  • The Reichstag Fire
  • How did Nazi Germany deal with resistance; the use of terror and repression?
  • The role of the Gestapo, the SA and SS
  • The development of anti-Semitic policies in Nazi Germany
  • Art and Literature in Weimar Germany; The book burning May 1933; Censorship and repression in Nazi Germany
  • Nazi Concentration Camps
  • Punishments and the use of slave labour
  • Resistance to National Socialism
  • The 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • Nazi propaganda
  • Berlin during the Second World War
  • Memorials to the victims of National Socialism
  • What is the purpose of the various memorials?
  • How does modern Germany remember the Holocaustt?
  • End of the Third Reich
  • The Soviet ‘liberation’ of Berlin
  • Genesis of the Cold War
  • The Potsdam Conference 1945
  • The Berlin Blockade and Airlift
  • Origins, purpose and nature of the Berlin Wall
  • Everyday life in East Germany
  • The role of the Ministry for State Security (Stasi) in East Germany; their methods and purpose of interrogation
  • 'Die Wende' - the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Reichstag
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Bebelplatz
  • Neue Wache
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Sachsenhausen
  • Wannsee Conference House
  • Berlin Wall Documentation Centre
  • DDR Museum
  • Former Stasi Prison - Hohenschoenhausen

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • Return flights*
  • An exclusive coach for your exclusive use*
  • Return crossings with ferry or Eurotunnel*
  • Hotel/Hostel accommodation
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary
  • Use of a coach and public transport tickets to cover all transfers and visits
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit
  • Pre-tour presentation
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students

So well prepared and organised
that I just have to look after the
students which means the trip is a
total joy.

- Rodborough School