Third and Fourth Form German students travelled to Berlin. The first day saw a walking tour of the historic city centre, followed by a graffiti workshop on a remaining section of the Berlin Wall.
Day two comprised a relaxed cruise along the river Spree, followed by a sombre visit to the Holocaust Memorial, and visits to Reichstag and GDR museum, culminating in an ascent of the TV tower.
A visit to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, its broken spire symbolising the destructiveness of war, was followed by a guided tour of the Hohenschönhausen former Stasi prison. This was neatly followed by a turn around the German Spy Museum, a particularly popular visit.
The penultimate day involved a fascinating excursion to the Olympic stadium, home to football team Hertha Berlin which the students were lucky to observe in training. This was followed by a stroll along the East Side Gallery, a 1.3km stretch of the Berlin Wall, taking in its iconic murals. The evening involved a couple of games of bowling and a traditional dinner of Currywurst large and small.
On the final morning there was just enough time for a Ritter Sport chocolate workshop and the chance to create two new flavours.