students in a gallery in Berlin

Excursions are an integral part of living abroad, and NYU Berlin students visit the many historical and cultural sites in and around Berlin. The music scene in Berlin is rich and varied; the city boasts three opera houses and five symphonies, and music lovers will be happy to discover that tickets are usually inexpensive.

You’ll never lack for things to do in Berlin: three large universities that offer public lectures and other great events you can join, various academies of art and music, over 50 theaters, dozens of magnificent museums, and hundreds of galleries. Numerous outdoor markets and festivals reflect the city’s growing ethnic mix. You’ll be introduced to the rich cultural resources the city has to offer, including activities such as museum and gallery visits, guest lectures on the most important current issues, and dramatic and musical performances. NYU-sponsored learning journeys include visits to nearby cities, such as Potsdam, Leipzig, Dresden, Dessau, Wittenberg, and Hamburg.

Some of these excursions are required components of your course work and are included in the cost of your tuition. Other, optional day trips have additional fees, but are quite affordable.