7 or 9 days
Germany
The face of Germany’s capital has been changing for the last hundred years. See the history as you stroll past German Empire-era cathedrals standing alongside the striking accomplishments of modern architecture. The contemporary Reichstag Dome has glass facades that give a public view of today’s Germany Parliament, offering a transparency that was very absent in the 40s.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy your 3-day Berlin museum pass, which gives you access to over 30 exhibitions and museums

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Unter den Linden, Berlin’s most elegant boulevard
    • Reichstag, an iconic landmark and home to Germany's national legislature

    Enjoy dinner in Berlin

  • Day 3: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate, Germany's iconic landmark representing peace and unity
    • Kurfürstendamm, a famous avenue that’s lined with shops, hotels, and restaurants 
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall, a physical and ideological divider now covered in political graffiti

    Stop to take a photo at Checkpoint Charlie, a station that guarded the border between East and West Germany

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum, a history museum located on the site of buildings that served as the headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS

    Visit the Bauhaus-Archive Museum of Design to see their collection of workshop models, architectural plans and photographs from the dawn of the Bauhaus movement

  • Day 4: Berlin

    Industry Engagement: Attend a lecture to gain insights on German architecture

    Spend a half day exploring Berlin on your own

  • Day 5: Berlin

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Potsdam

    Potsdam

    Take a full-day excursion to Potsdam, where the postwar administration of Germany was decided at the 1945 Potsdam Conference. Potsdam was also the royal playground of Frederick the Great of Prussia; see baroque palaces, pavilions and the royal residence’s gardens. Take a guided visit inside either Sanssouci or Cecilienhof.  

  • Day 6: Berlin

    Industry Engagement: Meet with a local architect

    Spend a half day exploring Berlin on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Berlin

    Visit the Reichstag, now a literal symbol of political transparency, and climb to the top roof terrace and massive glass dome

  • Day 7: Depart for home

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  • Day 7: Berlin • Hamburg

    Travel to Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany and an up-and-coming destination for young professionals

    Tour Hamburg by boat and take in views of this maritime city’s prominent landmarks

    Enjoy dinner in Hamburg

  • Day 8: Hamburg

    Tour Hamburg's Philharmonic Hall to learn about the architecture and acoustics of the venue

    Spend time exploring Hamburg on your own

  • Day 9: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

  • Day 2: Berlin

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Enjoy your 3-day Berlin museum pass, which gives you access to over 30 exhibitions and museums

    Take a walking tour of Berlin

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Unter den Linden, Berlin’s most elegant boulevard
    • Reichstag, an iconic landmark and home to Germany's national legislature

    Enjoy dinner in Berlin

  • Day 3: Berlin

    Take a guided tour of Berlin

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Brandenburg Gate, Germany's iconic landmark representing peace and unity
    • Kurfürstendamm, a famous avenue that’s lined with shops, hotels, and restaurants 
    • Remains of the Berlin Wall, a physical and ideological divider now covered in political graffiti

    Stop to take a photo at Checkpoint Charlie, a station that guarded the border between East and West Germany

    Visit the Topography of Terror Museum, a history museum located on the site of buildings that served as the headquarters of the Gestapo and the SS

    Visit the Bauhaus-Archive Museum of Design to see their collection of workshop models, architectural plans and photographs from the dawn of the Bauhaus movement

  • Day 4: Berlin

    Industry Engagement: Attend a lecture to gain insights on German architecture

    Spend a half day exploring Berlin on your own

  • Day 5: Berlin

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Potsdam

    Potsdam

    Take a full-day excursion to Potsdam, where the postwar administration of Germany was decided at the 1945 Potsdam Conference. Potsdam was also the royal playground of Frederick the Great of Prussia; see baroque palaces, pavilions and the royal residence’s gardens. Take a guided visit inside either Sanssouci or Cecilienhof.  

  • Day 6: Berlin

    Industry Engagement: Meet with a local architect

    Spend a half day exploring Berlin on your own

    Enjoy dinner in Berlin

    Visit the Reichstag, now a literal symbol of political transparency, and climb to the top roof terrace and massive glass dome

  • Day 7: Depart for home

Add more days

  • Day 7: Berlin • Hamburg

    Travel to Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany and an up-and-coming destination for young professionals

    Tour Hamburg by boat and take in views of this maritime city’s prominent landmarks

    Enjoy dinner in Hamburg

  • Day 8: Hamburg

    Tour Hamburg's Philharmonic Hall to learn about the architecture and acoustics of the venue

    Spend time exploring Hamburg on your own

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?

Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
See the resources you get
EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Topography of Terror Museum, Bauhaus-Archive Museum of Design, Reichstag, Reichstag Dome; with extension: Hamburg by boat

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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