The Abbey’s History and German department’s joined together for a trip to Berlin this Christmas. On arrival, the girls were given an informative tour about the history of Berlin and about sites such as the Jewish Memorial and the Brandenburg Gate. They then made their way to the two famous Domes (French and English) where the Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market was held. With its fascinating history, the girls couldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the Berlin Wall Museum whilst in Berlin, and it proved to be a great experience, which all who attended would highly recommend. That evening, they watched the Nutcracker Ballet at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and were delighted by the elegance displayed by all the dancers. The following day, the girls were given the opportunity to stretch their German vocabulary and listening skills as they attended lessons at the language school. This was followed by visits to the DDR Museum and the Reichstag (German Parliament) where the girls were treated to a spectacular view. Further history and culture was in store for the girls as they visited the German History Museum, Stasi Prison and the Cathedral of Berlin. Their final day in Berlin involved a visit to the Charlottenburg Palace and the opportunity to stock up on last minute gifts for friends and family at another Christmas market. The trip was greatly successful and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
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