Science School Trips School Trips To Berlin

Berlin is a truly fantastic, cosmopolitan city and has so much to offer all student groups. The wealth of relevant science visits on offer in particular for GCSE and A Level groups combined with world famous historical sites mean we can create your perfect trip.

Students can explore the city's fantastic science outlets, including the Archenhold Observatory to see the world's longest moveable refracting telescope. Science trips also include a visit to the world famous BMW plant where classes will be guided through the production process to understand how this brand has become so global today.

Take a look at a sample itinerary to see what a science trip to Berlin with WST could look like.


Tour Day 1

Daytime flight and transfer to your accommodation
Time permitting take a guided tour of Central Berlin covering key historical sites of the city centre
Evening meal at your hotel

Tour Day 2

Explore the German Technology Museum on a guided tour
Gets 'hands-on' at the Spectrum Science Centre
Evening meal at your hotel. Evening visit to the top of the TV Tower in Alexanderplatz.

Tour Day 3

'Discover What Moves Us' at the Ottobock Science Centre
Visits the Archenhold Observatory & museum and see the world's longest refracting telescope
Evening meal at your hotel

Tour Day 4

Visit the Ritter Sport Museum and flagship store or spend some free time in the city.
Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the UK

Curricular Links

A WST tour to the Berlin can support the study of key elements of subject content for GCSEs, Nationals, Highers, Advanced Highers & A Levels in the Sciences.





  • Cell biology
  • Health, disease and the development of medicines
  • Photosynthesis
  • Ecosystems
  • Atomic structure & the Periodic Table
  • Earth & atmospheric science
  • Energy, forces & motion
  • Waves, light and electromagnetic waves
  • Particle model of matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Light & electromagnetism
  • Space Physics

A Level


  • Biodiversity & Ecosystems
  • Cells
  • Genetics and evolution
  • Energy for biological processes
  • Atomic structure
  • Inorganic chemistry and the periodic table
  • Organic chemistry
  • Mechanics
  • Earth & atmospheric science
  • Energy, fields, waves & matter
  • Quantum and nuclear physics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Space
  • Gravitational Fields


Study Visits

Ottobock Science Center

The modern Centre offers a permanent interactive exhibition where testing and touching is greatly welcomed! The three-storey exhibition "Discover what moves us" offers the opportunity to learn more about one's own body in an interactive and playful manner. Multimedia installations help to understand inventions that provide more mobility for people with physical impairments. Movement is the core topic of the exhibition. Students can interact to see how the human sense of balance works, what it's like to ride through Berlin in a wheelchair or what our hand has to accomplish when we catch a pen. The functionality of mind-controlled prostheses is explained as well.

Life Science Learning Lab

The Life Science Learning Lab can provide our groups with four-hour, hands-on lab courses in genetics and chemistry for students. The educational concept is designed to ensure that all experiments are closely related to the school curriculum and that the students perform experiments independently in small groups. The courses are led by scientists from the campus research institutions.

Science Center Spectrum

Some 150 interactive exhibits make science and technology a special experience at Science Center Spectrum, located by the German Technical Museum. Attractive and astonishing phenomena encourage students to join in the experiments independently. Fundamental laws of nature, the basics of science and technical principles are explained in a fun way. There are eight wide-ranging themes spread out over about 1,400 m² of space on four floors, and lots of exciting events too.

The exhibition is designed for individual exploration, therefore no guided tours are offered.

German Technical Museum

A huge range of permanent exhibition across a wide range of topic from maths and computer science to power engineering and telecommunications, there is so much to see. Daily demonstrations, visitor activities and guided tours make the Deutsches Technikmuseum an interactive learning experience. Groups can choose to take an audio tour or take a one hour themed guided tour from topics including ‘Industrialisation’, ‘People and technology’, ‘Technology and war’ and ‘Technology and Art.'

The Plastinarium (Guben)

The PLASTINARIUM combines the moving experience of seeing a BODY WORLDS Exhibition with an opportunity to witness first-hand some practical steps of Plastination. Located in Guben, the 3,000m2 Exhibition space is set up as a fully operational Plastination laboratory. This facility is designed to present visitors with comprehensive insights into the Plastination processes and various dissection techniques. A truly unique experience!

The tour will take you through four sections:

  • History of anatomy, preservation techniques and development of Plastination
  • Teaching workshop - with stations of the individual body systems, the Anatomical Dissection and Positioning
  • Gallery - shows a sampling of the BODY WORLDS of Animals
  • Showroom - with numerous individual and whole-body plastinates of humans and animals.

Autostadt (Wolfsburg)

The Autostadt offers a tour of this huge factory belonging to the Volkswagen Group.  It includes an automotive museum , the production plant and futuristic collection system which can be explored in the amazing glass lift tour known as ‘Car Towers’  which always leave visitors in awe. There are also a number of pavilions to explore home to brands such as Porsche and Audi, each expressing its own brand philosophy via its architecture. 

Ritter Sport Visit

Explore the world of chocolate at Ritter Sport, where your students can follow the exhibition path to understand the history chocolate and the modern day production and environmental responsibility. There are also 45 min workshop opportunities for an extra fee, there’s the Cocco Creation areas to make your own ideal bar and not forgetting the endless choices in the shop!  

Archenhold Observatory

The longest moveable refracting telescope on Earth is 21 meters long and is still today the main highlight here! Astronomy is observing and measuring – that is the central theme of the exhibition on astronomy within the historic building of the Archenhold Observatory. Learn about the solar system and information about the planets’ surfaces. The historic Einstein Hall and the Zeiss Minor Planetarium are the other attractions here.

BMW Plant Berlin – Motorcycles

A fascinating visit where students experience live production and take a look behind the scenes with company experts. The products made by the BMW Group inspire with unique design, dynamic and agility. The BMW Berlin Plant has a long tradition as a production site with an exciting history. 

Your students will be guided through the birth place of BMW motorcycles. Experience the fascination of a highly modern vehicle production, where man and machine build two-wheeled dreams! Min 10 and max 30 persons per group. Minimum age 14 years. Advanced booking approx 3-4 months necessary. 

Bewag Power Plant 

BeWag are able to organise guided tours for student groups around 2 of their power plants, Reuter West CHP plant which is coal fired, as well as the most modern gas fired power plant Mitte CHP plant, located in the city centre.

Cultural Visits

TV Tower

Located in former East Berlin, in Alexander Platz, this is Berlin’s highest structure offering fabulous views over the city. The TV Tower can be pre-booked but not pre-paid, this visit must be paid directly on arrival. 

Brandenburg Gate area

See the iconic monuments of 20th Century Berlin including The Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate, The Victory Column and the Soviet War Memorial. These monuments are usually included in an introductory guided tour.

The Reichstag

It’s possible to visit the German parliament to gain an understanding of how the country is run and also to ascend the famous dome for some amazing views. 

Olympic Stadium

This stadium was purpose built for the 1936 Olympics and is a great opportunity to view Nazi architecture, surviving virtually untouched in the battle to capture Berlin. It’s now a modern national football stadium and offers a great tour of the facilities.

Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp

One of the earliest concentration camps, Sachsenhausen tells the story of its origins, on to life in the camp and then its liberation with a series of exhibitions through the buildings.

The Berlin Wall

It is essential to see the remains of the Berlin Wall when studying the culture of Germany.  Remains of the Wall can best be seen at the East Side Gallery or Bernauer Strasse. 

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.

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.

The Story of Berlin

An interactive museum that explores 800 years of Berlin’s history. There are 23 theme rooms equipped with multi-media technology.

Museum Island:

 A group of museums located in the centre of Berlin on the River Spree:

  • Alte Nationalgalerie: 19th Century paintings and sculptures from artists such as Monet, Renoir, Cezanne.
  • Pergamon Museum: Antiquities, Islamic Art, Middle Eastern Art and objects.
  • Bode Museum: Home to a collection of sculptures from Byzantium through to the Middle Ages.
  • The New Museum and The Old Museum: Greek, Roman and Egyptian art.


The square was once the centre of East Berlin. Since re-unification there’s been a complete redevelopment and now Alexander Platz is a major sightseeing and shopping area.

Potsdamer Platz

Another redeveloped area of Berlin, this has an ideal central location and is full of shops, cafes and entertainment.

Sony Centre

Located in Potsdamer Platz this is home to the IMAX Cinema where you can catch a film in German or English, along with a great selection of cafes and shops. Great for a night out, especially if seeing a film on the giant screen.


This is the main shopping street in Berlin and home to one of Europe’s largest department stores, KaDeWe, with all that a major store offers. 


Berlin has a range of bowling centres throughout the city. Ask us for more information if you wish to book a session

Ritter Sport Bunte Schokowelt

Located at the Gendarmenmarkt Square, this store offers a unique and varied assortment of items revolving around Ritter Sport chocolate. Chocolate lovers big and small can explore the store’s three floors. The SchokoKreation area allows visitors to create their own favourite chocolate bar.

Tropical Islands Water Park

An indoor tropical beach with waters slides, lagoons, rapids and wave pools. Great fun and a great place for students to burn off excess energy. This is approx. 1 hours drive from the centre of Berlin.


Make your evening meal a night out. We can book a variety or restaurants ranging from traditional German, American diners, Italian and Chinese.