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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

walk through Alt Charlottenburg
Location: Meeting point in front of the office

It all began with a fantasy of the king, who declared a small settlement at the castle of his wife Charlotte a city. Over the years, it became a major city at the gates of Berlin and a popular destination for Berliners. We wander through Charlottenburg's old town, where farmhouses from the Baroque period stand next to tenement houses from the Wilhelminian period.

U2-Tour
Location: Meeting point in front of the office

Berliners don't like the U2 because it's so slow, stops constantly between Potsdamer Platz and Alex, although no one knows what the stations are for: What are Mohrenstrasse, Hausvogteiplatz and Spittelmarkt? Nobody gets off. There's nothing there. Or is there? We get out and go on short urban archaeological visits to the stations in question and try to resurrect a lost Berlin with photos and plans. Mohrenstrasse, Spittelmarkt and Hausvogteiplatz were once among the top addresses in Berlin. And even now, a lot is happening there: The Berlin of the future is emerging!

minigolf
Location: Meeting point in front of the office

We're going to play mini-golf!

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

At Hallesches Tor in Kreuzberg begins Friedrichstraße, once a baroque jewel, now an ugly duckling of modern architecture. A little higher up Friedrichstraße comes Checkpoint Charlie, where the Wall cut the city in two. We take a look at the colourful neighbourhood of Schützenstraße and after a few steps we are already at Gendarmenmarkt, one of the most beautiful squares in the capital. Then we walk past the construction site of the new U5 underground line to Friedrichstraße station. Sanssouci was strictly speaking a summer palace, but the park and palace also have their charm in winter, especially because very few visitors walk the paths through the park and the guided tours of the palace take longer than in summer. After visiting the palace, we take a stroll through Potsdam's historic old town.

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. We pass Bellevue Palace along the Spree to the Federal Chancellery, the Reichstag building, Paul Löbe House, etc. The topic is a brief outline of the history of the Weimar Republic. The topic is a brief outline of the history of the Weimar Republic, the Reichstag fire, its consequences for the transfer of power to Hitler by Hindenburg, etc.

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

The small state capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is situated on one of the largest lakes in Germany and is the smallest state capital of all, but certainly the most beautiful. We take the ferry across the small city lake, walk through the baroque suburb, climb up to the church and, as the absolute highlight, visit the castle, a unique monument of historicism that some find more beautiful than the Bavarian Neu Schwanstein.

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

In the days of the Wall, every tourist had to go to Kreuzberg to eat a grilled chicken at the "Henne", the little beer garden right next to the Wall. That was considered very cool. We follow the former course of the Wall from Moritzplatz to Oranienplatz, which offers quite surprising perspectives.

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

Our walk takes us from Zoo station to the lower end of Fasanenstraße, one of the chicest corners of West Berlin's city centre. Topics include the student protests of 1967/68, Berlin's building history in the past and future, and the golden twenties, when Josephine Baker performed here with her banana dance.

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