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For those studying Pearson Edexcel’s A level Option 2 ‘The German Democratic Republic, 1949–90’ and similar modules, Anglia has developed a fully-guided tour to Berlin which examines life in the ‘socialist nation-state of workers and peasants’ better known as East Germany.

Visits will examine social change and welfare programmes, including housing, education and the changing status and role of women; repression and control, exploring the Ministry of State Security (the Stasi), its methods and activities; control of young people through the Free German Youth (FDJ); propaganda and censorship; the extent of popular support for the GDR; the SED and the Protestant churches; Western influences on the GDR, including Willy Brandt and the impact of Ostpolitik; economic stagnation in the 1980s, the end of the GDR and the collapse of the SED government in 1989 and the reunification of East and West Germany.

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Tour Details

Curricular Links

Curricular Links

This tour is designed to support:

A Level 

  • Pearson Edexcel Option 2 ‘The German Democratic Republic, 1949–90’

Key Themes

Key Themes

  • 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
  • Social change and welfare programmes
  • Youth groups in the DDR
  • The role of the Ministry for State Security (Stasi) in East Germany; their methods and purpose of interrogation
  • Ostpolitik
  • The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Reichstag
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Treptow Park
  • Alexanderplatz
  • Berlin Wall Documentation Centre
  • Palace of Tears
  • DDR Museum
  • former Stalinallee
  • Stasi Prison

Price Includes

Price Includes

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

Thank you very much for the best Berlin trip this school has run with you. It was superb