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Art & Design School Trip to Berlin

Art & Design School Trip to Berlin

I have brought back a school party of 32 pupils from Berlin, which we visited between 12-15th February 2015.  I would just like to send a message particularly highlighting the work Carole Burrows in helping make the trip a success. Her ideas, assistance and organisation as well as her long suffering patience were particularly appreciated. It is because of the fact that I know I can implicitly rely on people such Carole that I will be returning to WST for any future schools trips.
Thorpe Hall, Berlin


With such a huge range of galleries in such a small area, Berlin has a diverse collection of Art that will give students the chance to experience everything from antiques to graffiti.

Tour Day 1

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

Tour Day 2

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

Tour Day 3

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

Tour Day 4

Daytime Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK

4 day experience from only

Based min 30, Half Board at Transit Loft, Nov 2018

£379

Transit Loft

This 19th century factory has been modernised and converted into a youth hotel. It is situated within a courtyard just ten minutes walk from Alexanderplatz.

Hotel Transit

This building was originally an enamel factory that was converted into a youth hotel in the 1980s. It is located in a quiet courtyard in the Kreuzberg area.

Steps Apartments

This traditional building has been converted into a family-run youth hotel. It is located in the Wedding district of Berlin – ideal if you want to be away from the city centre.

Singer 109

Situated close to Alexanderplatz – this building recently was restored and converted into a youth hotel. Singer 109 is located within a courtyard with an atrium.

Acama Group

The Acama Group has three hotels in central Berlin – two in Kreuzberg and one on the Ku’Damm. The Acama hotels have excellent facilities for youth groups and the central location of Acama Ku’Damm makes this hotel the most popular choice.

Graffiti & Street Art Tours

These street art tours are a wonderful eye opening experience for art students vsiting 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.

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 1980’s. 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 in the 1980s. It’s great visit for helping students to understand life on both sides of the wall.

Alexanderplatz

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.

Kurfürstendamm

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

Bowling

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.

Restaurants

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