During the Easter holidays, 27 A level German and History students spent 5 days in Berlin, experiencing its culture and history. Not only did we enjoy the city sights and lots of German food, but the trip also brought both our subjects to life. On our first full day there, we visited Sachsenhausen KZ (a German concentration camp) and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, which helped us to understand the true horrors of the Holocaust in a way that a textbook cannot. Throughout the trip, we visited many other prominent Berlin landmarks such as the impressive Reichstag, the Brandenburg gate and the very tall TV tower built by East Germany with its revolving restaurant at the top. We learnt a great deal about this multicultural city and its fascinating history on our sunny bike tour or walking tour of Berlin and improved our German language whilst doing so.
Vicki, Niamh and Izzy