Forty Notre Dame students partook in a fabulous and educational few days in Berlin last week, as part of the college’s enhancement week programme. The visit was organised by the History department, who arranged a packed itinerary for the students to enjoy.
The theme of the trip was the Cold War, one of the topics studied as part of the History syllabus. In order to gain an appreciation of the topic, the students visited the Bundestag Dome, the Stasi Prison, the DDR Museum and the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. They also spent some time enjoying the sites of the city, relaxing on a river cruise and taking trips on the S-Bahn and U-Bahn.
Leah Barker, a student on the trip said, “It was an amazing experience, in a beautiful city with great people. So many activities were packed into four days and it is a trip that I will never forget.”
It is hoped that a similar trip will be organised for next year. Thank you to all of the teachers who accompanied the students and organised the visit.