At the beginning of Feburary, around 40 students of this years S7 class spent 4 days in the German capital Berlin. The trip was a long awaited and well deserved break after the tiring prebac exams - for many it was the first time in Berlin !
Already in the first evening after a 6 hour train ride, the chaperoning teachers had an extensive program planned put. A journalist showed us around Potsdamer Platz, where he explained the background of the new architectural impulses that are shaping the central district. Next, we headed towards Pariser Platz. The gold illuminated Brandenburg Gate was the perfect background for the hundreds selfies that we took. Later on, we marvelled at the nearby government institutions and visited the Holocaust memorial that extends over an entire city block.
The S7s spent most of their time in museums featuring post-WWII and Cold War exhibitions. We visited the DHM (German Historical Museum), DDR Museum, the Museum of the Allied Forces, the Stasi Museum and went on a tour of the extensive bunkers built beneath The city’s surface. It is almost impossible to say which museum was the most impressive. One thing can be said with certainty : there was something for everyone.
Yet, Museum visits were not the only thing on our group’s itinerary. After our second day in Berlin, the group dined together at a modern Mexican restaurant. The food was amazing and the portions gigantic.
In conclusion the trip was a success. We learned a lot, mingled with different people and had sufficient free time to explore the city on our own accord. A visit to Berlin should definitely be a part of the S7 experience for students in upcoming years.