Is it possible to skip the Berlin Excursion?
Yes, but no money will be refunded. And honestly, you do not want to miss this fantastic trip to Germany’s capital!
Where do BEST students stay during the trip?
BEST students will be accommodated in a solid hotel that includes breakfast and Internet access. Last year it was the Motel One Berlin Hauptbahnhof (link).
What are we going to visit and see in Berlin?
In recent years, BEST staff have organized visits to various sights and interesting places in Berlin, e.g., the old underground bunker system, the remains of the Berlin Wall, the historic Reichstag including a visit of a plenary session of the German parliament and a greet and meet with a member of parliament, the Brandenburg Gate, Sony Center, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews in Europe, the American Embassy, various cathedrals, the TV Tower, and many more! Also, BEST students may go to nearby Potsdam to have a guided tour at Sanssouci, the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia.
Is there any free time to explore the city on our own?
Yes. We plan to have late afternoons, evenings, and nights free for individual activities. So there is enough leisure time to explore the city on your own and shop till you drop.
How do we get from Duisburg to Berlin and vice versa?
BEST students will take the famous ICE high speed train to get from Duisburg to Berlin in no more than 4 hours!