Art tour to Berlin by air: 4 days, 3 nights

Your art tour to Berlin will enable your students to experience the powerful art and architecture that the city has to offer. From the iconic form of the Brandenburg Gate to the impressive art of the Bauhaus Museum, this tour is sure to enrich, inspire and extend your students’ understanding.

Suggested itinerary

Day one
Fly from the UK to Berlin
Transfer to accommodation

Day two
Brandenburg Gate
The Reichstag
Hamburger Bahnhof Museum

Day three
Berlinische Gallery
Jewish Museum
East Side Gallery
TV Tower

Day four
Story of Berlin
Transfer to airport
Fly back to the UK

Tour gallery

Excursion locator map

Excursion Ideas

  • Brandenburg Gate

    Subject range: Art

    What you’ll experience: The only remaining city gate of Berlin, it formerly represented the separation of the city between East and West. Since the Wall came down in 1989, the Brandenburg Gate has come to symbolise German unity.
    Select says: The gate is made of sandstone and is one of the finest examples of German classicism.
  • The Reichstag

    Subject range: Art, History

    What you’ll experience: The Reichstag is the most famous landmark in Berlin and seat of the German Parliament. Between 1994 and 1999 it was redesigned and expanded by the British architect Sir Norman Foster as a modern Parliament building while retaining its historical dimensions. Guided tours suitable for children are available on request. The glass dome has spectacular views of the parliamentary district and Berlin’s sights.
    Select says: The dome and the roof terrace are only open for registered visitors (minimum 2 days in advance).
  • Hamburger Bahnhof Museum

    Subject range: Art

    What you’ll experience: This former railway station building houses one of the world’s most successful exhibition spaces for contemporary art. Work is exhibited by major figures and movements in art since 1960 such as Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Keith Haring as well as many others. Find out more about the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum.
    Select says: Despite the spaciousness of its premises, it is not actually possible for the museum to show all its work at once. The collection’s wealth of objects is displayed in rotating thematic exhibitions so even if you have been before it is worth a return visit.
  • Berlinische Gallerie

    Subject range: Art

    What you’ll experience: This is one of the newest museums in the German capital and collects art from Berlin dating from 1870 to the present day, both with a local and international focus. Its collections include Dada Berlin, the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity), the Eastern European avant-garde and the art of the divided and reunified city of Berlin. Find out more about the Berlinische Gallery including upcoming exhibitions.
    Select says: On the way to the gallery, along and around Alte Jakobstrasse, there are a variety of outdoor sculptures and free-standing pieces to view.
  • Jewish Museum

    Subject range: Art, History

    What you’ll experience: Permanent exhibitions at the museum are dedicated to the history and life of German Jews. A variety of artefacts from both past and more recent history can be viewed, and students will get a sense of how Jews in Germany have reacted to their history through art. In addition the interior features a windowless Holocaust Tower. It is possible for school groups to take themed tours.

    Select says: Outside there is a Garden of Exile, designed to reflect the isolation and disorientation of life in exile. Find out lots more about the Jewish Museum here.

  • East Side Gallery

    Subject range: Art

    What you’ll experience: This is a public space and is a conserved graffiti project by 118 artists covering 0.8-mile of the Berlin Wall. Created in 1990 in celebration of the Wall’s collapse, the Gallery features works by an international group of artists who expressed their reactions to the November 9, 1989 event in paintings along a section of the Wall.
    Select says: Restoration works in 2009 renewed much of the Gallery for the 20th anniversary of the opening of the Berlin Wall.
  • TV Tower

    Subject range: Art

    What you’ll experience: The Fernsehturm is 368 metres high and the tallest structure in Germany. From the visitor platform you can look out over the entire city and see sites such as the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gate and the Olympic Stadium.
    Select says: When the sun shines on the Fernsehturm’s tiled stainless steel dome, the reflection usually appears in the form of a cross.
  • Story of Berlin

    Subject range: Art, History

    What you’ll experience: This is an interactive museum especially developed for school groups with a multimedia show about Berlin’s history. Find out more about The Story of Berlin
    Select says: A highlight of the exhibition is a guided tour through an original nuclear bomb shelter from the Cold War which still can be used by 3,600 people in case of an emergency.

Art trip to Berlin by air: 4 days, 3 nights Accommodation

Steps Hotel

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Location: Berlin

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In a convenient location in the district of Mitte in Berlin, situated in central yet quiet area. A 6 minute walk from Nauener Platz U-Bahn station, 3km from the Berlin Wall memorial and 5km from the Brandenburg Gate.

Rooms: Mixture of shared facilities and en-suite.

Facilities: Restaurant, free Wi-Fi, 24 hour reception, outdoor terrace area.

A&O Berlin Mitte

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Location: Berlin

Capacity: 1600

Located centrally in the Mitte district of Berlin, a great base from which to discover the city!

Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Buffet breakfast, lounge area, Internet access, games room.

A&O Friedrichshain

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Location: Berlin

Capacity: 851

Situated in Friedrichshain on the edge of the city centre, and close to public transport links.

Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Buffet breakfast, lounge area, Internet access, games room.

Acama Kreuzberg Youth Hotel

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Location: Berlin

Capacity: 599

Located in the popular Kreuzberg District, this youth hotel is 4km from both Alexanderplatz central square and the Berlin Zoological Garden.

Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities.

Facilities: Restaurant, communal areas, 24 hour reception, Wi-Fi.

aletto Hotel Kudamm

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Location: Berlin

Capacity: 850

Located a 2 minute walk from Berlin Zoological Garden, and 4km from the Brandenburg Gate. This contemporary hotel has great facilities and is well recommended.

Rooms: All rooms have en-suite facilities and Wi-Fi.

Facilities: Restaurant, communal areas, rooftop terrace, 24 hour reception.

Hotel Transit Loft

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Location: Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin

Capacity: 313

The Transit Loft is a modern hotel situated in a converted old factory building in the Prenzlauer Berg area of Berlin, just a few minutes away from Alexanderplatz, Hackescher Markt, the Museums Island and Kollwitzplatz. This hotel offers bright, friendly and functionally furnished accommodation for your school trip to Berlin.

Rooms: Multi-bedded with en-suite bathrooms.

Facilities: Buffet breakfast, Wi-Fi, 24 hour reception.