The graduating Class of 2023 spent some action-filled, intense days in the buzzing German capital. Prior to the trip, the students had the choice of different thematic strands: “Third Reich”, “Cold War”, “Arts” or a mixed “Discover Berlin” program. The sites and museums were carefully chosen to match these strands and all groups visited different sites. The itinerary included guided tours in the Jewish Museum, the Olympiastadion, the Stasi-Prison, escape tunnels, a nuclear fallout shelter, as well as several museums with a focus on either history or the fine arts. A mandatory walking tour for each group focused on sites in Berlin Mitte, as well as on the Wall. Additionally, all groups visited the dome of the Reichstag. So, there was always plenty to talk about, when friends met up in the evening.
Berlin as a cultural hub once again proved itself with excellent performances on Sunday evening. Also here, the students were able to choose prior to the trip. On offer were an Opera, a symphonic concert, or a play.
The very diverse and complex program enabled the young adults to make choices and to take responsibility not only for the focus of their itinerary but also for arranging restaurants for dinner that were presented and approved by teachers.
One of the highlights: all students met in a rooftop bar for (non-alcoholic) drinks one evening. The most challenging part of the trip was to successfully navigate public transport.