Hugely successful trip to Berlin

Posted on February 28, 2017


Our Sixth Form History students enjoyed a fantastic trip to the historic city of Berlin over the half term holidays. From the reign of the Kaisers to the devastation of the Second World War and the drawn out conflict of the Cold War, it was the perfect destination for our keen historians who spent three full days exploring all it has to offer.

Highlights of the visit included; a tour of the modern city, seeking out many of the clues that remain of Hitler’s Third Reich; a visit to the beautiful holiday retreat of Potsdam, where the future of Germany and the post-war world were decided by the Allies; a trip deep below the streets of Berlin to explore a nuclear bunker and experience a little of the fear and claustrophobia of living through a nuclear attack.

The girls also had the opportunity to visit Sachsenhausen Camp, a concentration camp on the outskirts of the city – an extraordinarily thought-provoking experience. On a much brighter note, they also spent some time at the East Side Gallery, the iconic outside murals painted on the Berlin Wall after the end of the Cold War.

As well as providing the opportunity to visit so many historical sites, there was also time to soak up the atmosphere of this pivotal European capital and enjoy some of the culture that manages to combine so much history with an exciting sense of modernity.