A school trip to Germany's capital will be memorable for everyone. Just like the city, its nightlife and evening entertainment are colourful and varied.Many things are also suitable for students under 18 years of age. Plan a cultural outing for your group: many theatres have special offers for school classes. Activities such as trampoline jumping, bowling, or mini golf played in black light are other options that don't require German language skills. Dinner in a group, discos for teenagers, or a visit to the planetarium are other options.
Theatre and shows for all ages
Inspire your students for theatre. Many stages are aimed specifically at children and young people, such as the Grips Theatre on Hansaplatz. The Atze Musiktheater, the Berlin Children's Theatre or the Astrid Lindgren Stage are also suitable for younger pupils. For older pupils, there are many exciting productions of famous classics and modern plays on Berlin's renowned stages.
Musicals and shows with their elaborate productions are also very popular. A perennial favourite in Berlin is the Blue Man Group. The spectacle at the Stage Bluemax Theater am Potsdamer Platz offers special discounts for your school class.
Typical Berlin: everything but ordinary
Sport such as a visit to the swimming pool, a high ropes course, or a surfing school are not just for the daytime. Your kids can get active in the evenings, too. Leisure centres such as Dockx at Tempelhofer Hafen and Laserstar are are open until late in the evening and provide active entertainment such as laser tag and blacklight mini golf. Dockx features an 18-hole mini-golf course designed by various artists that becomes an impressive, surreal world when seen in black light.
Of course, bowling is a fun way to spend a couple hours. Places like Bowlplay and the Berolina Bowling Lounge offer good discounts for young people. Berolina Bowling Lounge also offers Nightlife Bowling on Saturdays and Sundays, where they can try to get a strike on the 28 lanes accompanied with an exciting sound and light show. The kids can bounce around at JUMP House or climb walls at Magic Mountain until late in the evening.
The trendy Club Matrix near Warschauer Brücke regularly holds teenager discos and the legendary SO36 on Kreuzberg's Oranienstraße hosts roller disco nights.
If you need a bit of down time together, how about heading to the cinema? Both the big blockbuster cinemas like the Cubix at Alexanderplatz or the IMAX in the Sony Center and the smaller art house cinemas like the Yorck cinema group have reduced admission prices for students or special offers for school classes.
Start your night off right with a great dinner. Burger and other American classics are served up with live music at the famous Hard Rock Café on Kurfürstendamm. A T-shirt from the restaurant shop has been a popular holiday souvenir for decades. Brauhaus Lemke on Alexanderplatz is also suitable for large groups and is known for its down-to-earth German food. If the weather's good, you can also end an eventful day with a refreshing drink in a beer garden. The Kantini food court at Bikini Berlin not only features 13 different international cuisines but also fantastic views of Berlin Zoo.
Offers in the planetariums
You can also plan a special learning event with an evening at the Planetarium am Insulaner. Take an exciting walk under the night sky. Just as varied are the offers at the Zeiss Planetarium, from concerts to radio plays and readings to science theatre.
Further tips for evenings with your class
Of course, there are many possibilities for age-appropriate evening activities for children and young people in the German capital.
Head out into the green neighbourhood and climb with your group above the treetops in the Jungfernheide high ropes course. Here, not only fun, thrills and nature experiences are offered, but also all levels of difficulty from "easy" to "very brave".
If you're drawn to the water: Experience a private party with your students on a rented boat, for example the Hauptstadtfloß, and sail relaxed through the middle of the city. A cheaper option is an evening cruise on ships operated by Reederei Riedel. Instead of going to a restaurant, Berlin also offers hip beach bars, which don't necessarily have to be on the waterfront. Why not bring your teenagers to Deck5?
Our tips for a successful school trip
- Many events in Berlin are very popular and sell out quickly. That is why we recommend that you decide and purchase tickets in advance.
- You do not necessarily have to worry about how far various events are from your accommodation as the sights and activities are all easily accessible by public transport.