Language school Berlin – cultural program in Berlin

Cultural Program

Exploring Everything that Berlin Has to Offer, Together!

Every month DIE NEUE SCHULE’s cultural program offers a variety of activities for our students to take part in. From “Stammtisch” (having regular drinks somewhere) in traditional or cozy area bars to museum visits or guided city and gallery tours, as well as all-day excursions to other renowned German cities, we always have something fun and educational to offer.

Those who take advantage of this program quickly get to know other language students from all over the world while getting familiar with the city’s famous sights and learning all the "insider tips" to help make their experience in Berlin even better. Learning German in a classroom is one thing, but speaking it on the streets is another. Our cultural program facilitates a special chance for you to get to know the ins and outs of living in the German capital while taking advantage of the opportunity to use the German you are learning in the classroom. You will learn so many things that you did not previously know about Berlin while building the confidence you need to help you become a fluent speaker of German.

Once or twice a month we also offer a full day excursion to other cities, such as Hamburg, Dresden or Leipzig. Our participants are accompanied by a German teacher who is along to make sure each person has a fulfilling experience. Since we travel on a group train ticket, you will also save a ton of money on transportation, paying around €25 for your train ticket on each excursion.

All activities are accompanied by one of our teachers who has a deep knowledge of German history and culture, and all activities are free of charge for our students (with the exception of travel and entrance fees).


Our cultural program

field trip to Stralsund
Location: Please register in advance at the office

Next to Lübeck, Stralsund was the most powerful Hanseatic city in the Baltic Sea region. The old town lies like a moated castle on an island and is also called the "Venice of the North". Stralsund belongs to the UNESCO world cultural heritage and shines with many buildings in the style of brick Gothic. If you feel like it, you can visit the German Oceanographic Museum . It is located in a former monastery and offers everything about seas, oceans and shipping. Translated with (free version)

Cost: 29.00 EUR
Meeting point: 03.06., 7.10 a.m., Südkreuz

walk through Kastanienallee
Location: Meeting point in front of the office

From a working-class neighborhood to a trendy district. The history of Friedrichshain is multifaceted. We start at the Oberbaumbrücke at the former Osthafen, take a look at the RAW area and stroll along Simon-Dach-Strasse. Finally, we arrive at Karl-Marx-Allee, the socialist boulevard.

Location: Meeting point in front of the office

A mountain in Berlin? Oh, yes. It's not really that high, but you do work up quite a sweat when you climb it. From the top you have a magnificent view over the Grunewald and the whole city.

walk through the government district
Location: Meeting point in front of the office

We start our walk through the new government district at the Federal President's Office. It goes past the Bellevue Palace along the Spree to the Federal Chancellery, Reichstag building, Paul-Löbe-Haus etc.. The topic is a brief outline of the history of the Weimar Republic, including the Reichstag fire and its consequences for the transfer of power to Hitler by Hindenburg.

walk through Moabit
Location: Meeting point in front of the office

From the Hansa Quarter, newly built for the International Building Exhibition in 1957 as an example of modern architecture, we cross the bridge to Moabit. Where the Spree meanders idyllically through the city, the large factories once stood; Moabit was an industrial site and a workers' residential area.

ways into jewish Berlin/Otto Weidt museum
Location: Meeting point in front of the office

Brush maker Otto Weidt hid Jews from the Nazis in his workshop for the blind and prevented the Nazis from deporting Jews to concentration camps. In this way, the brave Otto Weidt saved the lives of many Jews. In the Otto Weidt Museum we will see his brush workshop with the old workplaces and the hiding place. Afterwards, on a walking tour, we will look for the places, houses and squares where the Jews lived and from where they were deported.

Cost: BVG ticket

place of information
Location: Meeting point in front of the office

The labyrinth of 2711 gray concrete stelae is intended to make visitors feel as lonely and frightened as the Jews felt in Nazi Germany. During our walk we check if the architect Peter Eisenman succeeded in this new idea of remembrance. Afterwards we go to the photo documentation in the place of information under the memorial.

walk around Alexanderplatz
Location: Meeting point in front of the office

Not much is left of the old historical center of Berlin. For the 750th anniversary of the capital, the Nikolaiviertel was rebuilt and tries to spread historical charm. But otherwise, wide streets and socialist metropolitan architecture dominate around the Alex. We go on a search for the traces of yesterday. We start at the remains of the medieval city wall and after a walk across the Alex we arrive at Litfassplatz, one of the newest squares in Berlin, which was completed just last year.

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