Berlin Art School Trip
Our Berlin School Art Trip will introduce your students to Germany's cosmopolitan capital. Berlin is often associated with the gritty urban street art exemplified at the East Side Gallery but the city offers so much more with collections ranging from classical works to the latest cutting edge contemporary art. Collections range from German Romantic and Realist art of the nineteenth century to Andy Warhol and the latest cutting edge works.
School Art Trip to Berlin
Germany's cosmopolitan capital is often associated with the gritty urban street art exemplified at the East Side Gallery on one of the few remaining sections of Belin Wall. Many iconic images of the Cold War, the division of the city and eventual reunification can be found here. But Berlin offers so much more with collections ranging from classical works to the latest cutting edge contemporary art. At the Old National Gallery on Museum Island there is a focus on Romantic and Realist German art of the nineteenth century with artists such as Caspar Friedrich and Adolph Menzel being well represented. There are also important works by leading Impressionists including Renoir's In Summer.
At the Berlinische Galerie you can explore the Berlin Secession of the 1870's which mirrored that of Vienna and includes artists such as Max Liebermann, one of the leading German Impressionists. The Hamburger Bahnhof exhibits modern and contemporary art with its permanent collections including works by influential German artists as well as the iconic portrait of Mao by Andy Warhol.
The itinerary featured here is intended to give you inspiration and an idea of what you could do on your tour. Your trip will be created individually by one of our travel advisors to match your requirements and budget.
Flight to Berlin, Berggruen Museum & Reichstag Dome
Berggruen Museum: This morning you fly to Berlin. On arrival you will be met by a private coach and transfer to the Berggruen Museum. Situated on a leafy street opposite the Charlottenburg Palace, the museum is home to the once private art collection of Heinz Berggruen. The highlights are undoubtedly the collections of works by Picasso and Paul Klee, but there are also works by some of the Impressionists including Cezanne and Matisse.
Reichstag Building: You continue into the centre of the city where you visit the iconic Reichstag Building with its spectacular Norman Foster glass dome. The dome is an unmissable sight and even if you have no interest in the politics of Germany, the architecture and expansive views makes it an excellent visit for students.
Old National Gallery, Fine Arts and Walking Tour
Old National Gallery: This morning you visit the Old National Gallery which showcases a superb collection of neo-classical, romantic, impressionist and early modernist artwork. Also located in this area, known as Museum Island, are the Pergamon Museum which houses ancient Roman & Greek art and also the Bode Museum which contains a collection of sculpture & Byzantine art.
Gallery of Contemporary Fine Arts: In the afternoon you visit the Gallery of Contemporary Fine Arts situated in a minimalist space on the river and opposite the German History Museum. The gallery has been presenting idiosyncratic art by well-known international contemporary artists from around the world since 1992. Showcasing cutting-edge art in a variety of media, the CFA keeps a close watch on the art world by displaying thought-provoking, immersive works and it has built up a reputation as a trendsetter in the international art industry.
Walking Tour: You then have a walking tour which includes the Unter den Linden and the famous Brandenburg Gate which marked the division between East and West Berlin and can see where President Kennedy was confronted with the ‘Iron Curtain’. Potsdamer Platz was formerly the centre of pre-war Berlin and has now been rebuilt with the spectacular dome of the Sony Centre being one of its most visible structures. Dinner will be at a restaurant in the Sony Centre and you have the option to watch an English Language film at the IMAX cinema.
Hamburger Bahnhof Museum and Berlinische Gallery
Hamburger Bahnhof Museum: This morning you visit the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum located in a beautiful former nineteenth century train station. It houses a collection from the Berlin entrepreneur Erich Marx including Beuys and Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol whose iconic Mao portrait is on permanent display here. The National Gallery also has a permanent collection here, focusing on 1960 to the present.
Berlinische Galerie: In the afternoon you visit the Berlinische Galerie, housed in a renovated former glass warehouse. Exhibitions are regularly updated with the latest works from emerging Berlin artists. The gallery also has a permanent collection dating from 1870 which covers varied and turbulent periods in German history including Expressionism, Berlin Dada and Art in the Nazi era.
Berlin TV Tower, East Side Gallery and Flight Home
Berlin TV Tower: This morning you travel to the top of the Fernsehturm, the famous Berlin TV Tower which dominates the city in what was formerly East Berlin. The tower has a visitor platform with tremendous views across the city.
East Side Gallery: You the continue with a walk along the remnants of the Berlin Wall at the so-called East Side Gallery. This is a preserved section of Wall made famous more recently by the varied street art and graffiti which it now supports, including the iconic 1991 painting of former East German leader Erich Honecker kissing Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev.
Flight Home: You continue to the airport for your homeward flight.
Berlin Art Tour Gallery
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