On the first day of the spring holiday, history and German students from years 10 and 11 departed for Berlin. We had the opportunity to visit some of the city's most culturally and historically significant places.
The itinerary ranged from palaces to museums, to the rubble of the Berlin Wall. In the Stasi Prison Museum, we learned about the torture and interrogation methods of the East German police force. At the palace of Sanssouci, which boasted lavish rooms and opulence, we learned about how Frederick the Great spent his summers and entertained European high society. The trip was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Berlin in the twentieth century, both under the Third Reich and during the Cold War when the city was divided into occupation zones.