October 19, 2023
Berlin History TripMartin High School students explored Berlin, Germany, learning all about the history and culture.
On the first day students visited the Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum to pay their respects to WWII and Holocaust victims. Later, they explored the remains of the Berlin Wall, from where they could enjoy views of the city.
In the evening, the students witnessed the Festival of Lights at the Brandenburg Gate, adding a touch of magic to their first day in Berlin.
The following day, the students visited the DDR Museum, giving them a glimpse of life in post-World War II East Berlin. The Interactive exhibits and guides provided insights into life during the communist era in Berlin.
Whilst in Berlin, they also visited the Spy Museum, discovering more about the world of espionage during the Cold War, right in the heart of where the Berlin Wall once stood. The museum brought to life the history of espionage in an engaging way, helping the students' really understand the city's tension during this time.
The students visited Checkpoint Charlie, where they learned about the stories of tragic escapes and incredible events at one of the most famous border crossings between East and West Berlin.
The trip ended with a visit to the East Side Gallery, an open-air art display along the longest remaining section of the Berlin Wall. The students took in the art and messages that now cover this historical landmark.
Our students returned home with a newfound appreciation for history and the importance of preserving the memory of the past. Their respectful and engaging behavior throughout the trip made us proud