School Trips To Berlin School Trips For Art & Design

With such a huge range of galleries in such a small area, Berlin has the diverse collection of old and new to give art students the opportunity to experience many different forms. From traditional art galleries to the vibrant graffiti scene, your art class will be able to draw inspiration from all over the city, to take back and use in the classroom. 

Visit the East Side gallery for modern inspiration in a complete new style, or take a trip to the more traditional art galleries of the Bode Museum and Alte Nationalgaleri for more classical works. Browse the sample itinerary below or request a quote for a bespoke art and design school trip.


Tour Day 1

Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation with free time to explore the city
Evening meal at a hotel

Tour Day 2

Full day on Museum Island including Alte Nationalgalerie and the Pergamon Museum
Evening meal at a hotel and a visit to the top of the TV Tower for sketching

Tour Day 3

View work from the famous design school at the Bauhaus Archive Museum of Design
See the artwork on the Berlin Wall at the Eastside Gallery – the largest open air gallery in the world
Evening meal at your hotel. Free time to explore Potsdamer Platz

Tour Day 4

Free time for last minute sightseeing and shopping
Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK

Curricular Links




3.5 Fine art

3.8 Three-dimensional design




3.4 Fine art

3.7 Three-dimensional design






Knowledge, understanding and skills in Fine Art

Knowledge, understanding and skills in Three-dimensional Design



Art and Design (Fine Art) (9FA0)

Art and Design (Three-dimensional Design) (9TD0)




2c(ii). Content of Art and Design: Fine Art (J171)

2c(vii). Content of Art and Design: Critical and Contextual Studies (J176)



2c(ii). Content of Art and Design: Fine Art

2c(vii). Content of Art and Design: Critical and Contextual Studies





Art and Design (Fine Art)

Art and Design (Three-dimensional Design)




Art and Design (Fine Art)

Art and Design (Three-dimensional Design)

Study Visits

Graffiti & Street Art Tours

These street art tours are a wonderful eye opening experience for art students visiting Berlin. Guided by a real street artist or graffiti writer, you’ll be shown some of the best stencil art, mural art and installations whilst also understanding who is behind the art and what their motivations are. 

Graffiti & Street & Street Art Workshop

These workshops take place in a former abandoned margarine factory in the upcoming district of Lictenberg. You’ll meet local artists who will demonstrate various techniques before making your own canvas piece as memento to take away.

Museum Island

Museum Island is located in the centre of Berlin on the River Spree and is home to a number of museums:

Alte Nationalgalerie: The Alte Nationalgalerie is home to 19th Century paintings and sculptures from artists such as Monnet, Renoir and Cezanne.

Pergamon Museum: The Pergamon Museum has antiques, Islamic and Middle Eastern Art and a number of objects from around the world.

Bode Museum: The Bode Museum has a collection of sculptures from Byzantium through to the Middle Ages.

The New Museum and The Old Museum: Both these museums have collections of art from the Greek, Roman and Egyptian periods of history.

Alte Nationalgalerie

The Alte Nationalgalerie towers over Museum Island and is home to one of the most important collections of 19th Century paintings. It holds an extensive collection of work from both German and International artists – making it a good opportunity for students to see a variety of work stretching two centuries. 

Altes Museum

The Alte Museum is Berlin’s oldest museum and is full of art as well as rich in history. Since being damaged in the Second World War the museum has become one of the most popular in Berlin due to the interesting and varied nature of the work it holds.

Bauhaus Archive Museum Of Design

The Bauhaus Archive Museum is devoted to the history and influence of the Bauhaus – the most important Art school of the 20th Century. The museum allows students to see a variety of the work produced at The Bauhaus, including architecture, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, photography, stage pieces and student work.

Bode Museum

The Bode Museum focuses on Medieval Art. It contains a wealth of art and artefacts from the Byzantine and Medieval periods and focuses primarily on Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, France and Spain.

The Deutsche Guggenheim

The Deutsche Guggenheim is one of the most exciting and experiential art museums in Germany – and is a unique collaboration between the Guggenheim Foundation and Deutsche Bank.

Gemäldegalerie Art Collection

Gemäldegalerie is one of the worlds most impressive collections of European paintings ranging from the 13th to the 18th Century with the Main Gallery being home to over 900 masterpieces.

Eastside Gallery

The Berlin Wall East Side Gallery is a 1.3KM-long section of the wall near the centre of Berlin. Approximately 106 paintings cover this memorial – making it the largest open-air gallery in the world.

Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial gives students the opportunity to appreciate and understand the true devastation of the Holocaust. With 2711 grey stone slabs bearing no markings, the memorial covers 205,000 square feet and is set on an uneven path that creates a feeling of instability and unrest – allowing students to witness the scale of the lives that were lost.

Cultural Visits

No matter what subject your students are studying, it’s difficult to ignore the history of this city. WST can provide tours that include key sites from the Nazi period or the Cold War – allowing students to gain an understanding of Berlin and it’s past.

Brandenburg Gate Area

Here students can visit the iconic monuments of the 20th Century including the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, The Victory Column and the Soviet War Memorial. All these monuments are usually included in an introductory guided tour.

The Reichstag

A guided tour of the Reichstag building is one of the most popular visits in Berlin. It will explain the functions, working methods and composition of parliament whilst also covering the history and architecture of the building. The highlight at the end is the opportunity to visit the famous dome, which has become an iconic image in Berlin and gives a great view of the city. 

Olympic Stadium

The Olympic Stadium was purpose built for the 1936 Olympics and gives students the opportunity to study Nazi architecture that survived virtually untouched in the battle to capture Berlin. 

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

One of the earliest concentration camps, Sachsenhausen tells the story of life in camp through a series of exhibitions through the buildings.

Museum-Haus am Checkpoint Charlie

A museum dedicated to the legendary border crossing point, with imagery and exhibitions of attempts to escape to the West and following the stories of fugitives and their helpers.

Asisi Panorama – The Wall

Right across from Checkpoint Charlie is a large cylindrical building made of steel. Inside is a fascinating display of life in the vicinity of the wall in divided Berlin during the Cold War. The display shows the contrast of daily life on both sides of the wall according to the memories of Yadegar Asisi's, who actually lived in Kreuzberg. It’s great visit for helping students to understand life on both sides of the wall.

Timeride Berlin

Embark on a unique journey through time & see Berlin in the mid-1980s. During your one-hour stay you will: catch a glimpse through the Berlin Wall, and see what everyday life like in the West, how people lived in the East; Listen to eyewitnesses and see how everyone dealt with the separation and the political oppression in an individual way? Take a seat in a bus of the 80s and set off on a VR city tour, to experience a border control at Checkpoint Charlie, drive along Friedrichstrasse and see the Palace of the Republic shining in its former glory.


This square was once at the centre of East Berlin. However, since the city’s re-unification there has been a complete redevelopment and Alexanderplatz is now a major sightseeing and shopping area.

Potsdamer Platz

Similar to Alexanderplatz this area has been redeveloped and is now an ideal central location that is home to many shops, cafes and restaurants.

Sony Centre

Located in Potsdamer Platz, the Sony Centre has an IMAX Cinema where you can see films in both English and German as well as visit a whole range of cafes and shops. The Sony Centre is the ideal location for a night out – especially if you are seeing a film on the giant screen.


This is the main shopping street in Berlin and is home to KaDeWe – one of Europe’s largest department stores.


Berlin has a number of bowling centres located throughout the city. WST can book a session at any of these centres – just ask us for more details.

Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt

Located at the Gendarmenmarkt Square, the Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt offers a unique and varied assortment of items based on Ritter Sport chocolate. All chocolate lovers can explore the store's three floors – and the SchokoKreation area allows visitors to create their own chocolate bar.

Tropical Islands Water Park

The Tropical Islands Water Park has an indoor tropical beach area with water slides, lagoons, rapids and wave pools. A great way for students to spend a day, the park is approximately an hour’s drive from the centre of Berlin.


WST can book a number of restaurants in the Berlin area, including German, American and Italian cuisine.