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For much of the twentieth century Berlin lay at the heart of world affairs. It was here that the Second World War was planned and the annihilation of Europe’s Jewish population was designed, organised and driven. As a city divided along ideological fault lines, for more than 40 years it was a powder keg just waiting for the spark which would ignite the Cold War.

Anglia’s 3-day Nazi Germany and Cold War tours begin in front of the Reichstag building where we explore the transition from Imperial Germany to Weimar Republic. With visits to sites such the memorials to those persecuted by the Nazis, to the Bebelplatz and the former Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp we look at how the Nazis seized and consolidated power across Germany.

The second half of the programme focusses on post-war Berlin. Visits to the Cecilienhof Palace, the Allied Museum, Treptow Park Soviet Memorial and the Berlin Wall and Documentation Centre, will help your students navigate their way through the complexities of the Cold War right up to the fall of the Wall in 1989.

Meeting exam board specifications. Our tour content is mapped against the major examination board specifications for KS3 to KS5 students.

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Tour Details

Curricular Links

Curricular Links

National Curriculum 

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


  • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

Nazi Germany

  • Democracy to Dictatorship
  • Freikorps, Spartacists & threats to the Republic
  • The rise of National Socialism
  • Who votes for Hitler?
  • The Reichstag Fire 
  • Art and Literature in Weimar Germany; The book burning May 1933; Censorship and repression in Nazi Germany
  • How did Nazi Germany deal with resistance; the use of terror and repression?
  • The role of the Gestapo, the SA and SS
  • 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

Cold War

  • End of the Third Reich
  • Memorials to the victims of National Socialism
  • What is the purpose of the various memorials?
  • How does modern Germany remember the Holocaust?
  • 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

Key Locations

Key Locations

  • Reichstag
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Bebelplatz
  • Neue Wache
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Sachsenhausen
  • Wannsee Conference House
  • Treptow Park Soviet Memorial
  • Cecilienhof Palace
  • The Allied Museum
  • Berlin Wall Documentation Centre

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
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • Tailor-made itinerary
  • An exclusive 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
  • Our covid-19 promise to you

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