Language students enjoy trip to Berlin

A small group of year 9 and 10 German students visited Berlin in April 2018. We had a busy and fun-packed few days in the German capital and found out about German history and culture. We did a lot of walking (one day the step-count was apparently 25 000 steps!) and we travelled on every conceivable type of public transport.

We managed to visit most of the famous sights in Berlin; over the 4 days we saw the Fernsehturm, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, what is left of the Berlin Wall, the East-Side-Gallery, Berlin Zoo and its Panda bears and the Museum Island. We also visited a couple of museums to find out about Berlin as a city and life in the former communist East Germany, which turned out to be an interactive and engaging experience.

We consumed huge quantities of Popcorn while watching Black Panther in German at the cinema and the girls bravely tried a range of Bratwurst (German sausage), Bretzel (bread rolls) and Käsespätzle (cheesy noodles). The highlight was our visit to the RitterSport workshop where we found out about the chocolate-making process and created our own chocolate bars!

The sun shined for most of our visit and it was a great experience of language and life in Germany.

Auf Wiedersehen, Berlin!

– Miss Gibbs

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