02 May Berlin and Rome: home and well
Day 5 and home: we visited the Brandenburg Gate, Soviet War Memorial and the Memorial to Jewish Victim of the Holocaust on Sunday morning. Then the group did some shopping and enjoyed the sun before heading to the airport and flying back to London. Many thanks to Simon for picking us up in the minibus. Hopefully a restful Monday for all and back to school on Tuesday.
Day 4: Berlin, Saturday:
The trip has left HQ well fed and watered and will be making its way to Wansee and then Sachenhausen. Lots of new photos; thanks to Ruxandra and Sueda who took most of them!
Day 3: Berlin!
A whirlwind opening seven hours in Berlin. Landed late morning. Dropped off bags, had lunch and then spent two hours at the Topography of Terror museum. Then we climbed the Reichstag Dome and took in an incredible sunset over the city. Some enterprising students have designed and made their own traditional German clothing for the Hofbrauhaus later. Hopefully the locals and the oompah band will be impressed. Tomorrow we visit the Wansee Villa and Sachenhausen Concentration Camp, with an optional trip up the TV tower available in the evening.
Our second day in Rome was excellent. We went to the Vatican in the morning and then to the Trevi Fountain and Pantheon in the afternoon. Dinner was at a local pizzeria before back to Piazza Trevi for evening shopping and the day’s second gelato!
We are all at Ciampino airport now, waiting to fly to Berlin. Weather looks great in Germany. More photos soon, once we can find a decent internet connection!
We are pleased to report that the annual History Department sixth form trip to Rome and Berlin has started successfully. We arrived in Rome early and spent the day visiting the eternal city’s ancient highlights; the Colosseum and Forum. We had a cracking dinner and then retired to the hotel to watch Liverpool progress to the European Cup Final for the eighth time. Tomorrow we go to the Vatican and then to the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. Thanks to Ruxandra for taking most of the photographs today. More news tomorrow…