Field trips may take students to the nearby historic city of Potsdam, the Babelsberg film studios, the Museum at Checkpoint Charlie, the 1936 Olympic Stadium, the Reichstag parliament building, the Jewish Museum, the Berlin Film Festival, or Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. In addition, all students can take day trips to visit the neighboring cities of Leipzig, Dresden, Weimar, or Hamburg. On your own, you may plan weekend trips to Brussels, Cologne, and Munich or to other European cities. Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Madrid are easy to visit on the many inexpensive flights that leave from Berlin’s convenient Schönefeld airport. Equally, you may find that it is more fruitful for your cultural experience to use the weekends and explore the different parts of Berlin, its flea markets, endless streets of cafes, or the abundance of art galleries and museums.
"My highlights include walking along the former border of the Iron Curtain, now a thriving park with budding trees and friends laughing on benches...admiring the views of the River Spree and Museumsinsel while riding the S-bahn..."
-Alex Kassl, NYU Berlin student