For those schools studying WJEC Eduqas Period Study Option 2B: The Development of Germany 1919-1991, Anglia is delighted to be able to offer a fully-guided 3-day tour to Berlin, which focuses on the key trends and turning points that have affected the development of the German state.

With visits to the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and the Memorial to the Murdered Members of the Reichstag, the tour starts by looking at the impact of the First World War on Germany, the challenges faced by the Weimar Republic and the Rise of the Nazi Party. This is followed by a guided tour of the Sachsenhausen Memorial and the opportunity to view the Topography of Terror exhibition, where we explore the path taken to dictatorship and the creation of the police state.

At the Cecilienhof Palace, site of the 1945 Potsdam Conference, our focus moves to post-war partition and relations between East and West. This is followed by a visit to the Allied Museum and then the Berlin Wall Documentation Centre where we consider the differences between the two Germanies, the Berlin blockade and significance of the Berlin Wall.

The tour concludes with a chance to visit the Willy Brandt Forum and Checkpoint Charlie where we examine the changing relations between West and East Germany, and the factors which led to the fall of the Wall and reunification in 1990.

Each of the suggested visits has been carefully selected in order to ensure you cover the required content of this module affording your students the opportunity to consider the developments, events and personalities that have shaped recent German history.

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Curricular Links

Curricular Links

This tour is specifically to support WJEC Eduqas GCSE History:

  • Period Study 2B- Development Germany 1919 1991

Key Themes

Key Themes

  • 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 Holocaust?
  • 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
  • Memorial to the Murdered Members of the Reichstag
  • Fuhrer Bunker
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Georg Elser Memorial
  • Olympic Stadium
  • Topography of Terror
  • Bebelplatz & Neue Wache
  • Sachsenhausen Memorial
  • Cecilienhof Palace
  • Glienicke Bridge
  • Allied Museum
  • Berlin Wall and Documentation Centre
  • The Stasi Prison – Hohenschoenhausen
  • Willy Brandt Forum
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • East Side Gallery

Price Includes

Price Includes

  • Fully guided
  • Return flights
  • All meals as shown on your itinerary
  • All entrance fees associated with your visit
  • 1 free teacher place for every 10 paying students
  • An executive coach for your exclusive use *
  • Hotel/Hostel accommodation
  • Use of a coach and public transport tickets to cover all transfers and visits
  • Our covid-19 promise to you

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