by Kevin Krum, 2025
The Berkshire Waldorf High School trip to Germany is back! Led by German teacher Dr. Edward Hamelrath, the 9-12 grade German students will be spending the end of March through the beginning of April traveling around Germany.
In past years, the trip was taken primarily to Munich with only the 10th and 11th grades. Due to the change in German teachers in 2021, the program is now being led mostly through Dresden. In Dresden, Dr. Hemmelrath is planning day trips to various sites and museums such as: The Porcelain Museum, Armaments Museum, Space and Technology Museum and more. Along with seeing the sights, the German students will participate in a number of classes at the Dresden Waldorf School and will stay with a host family also located in Dresden.
Though the trip is focused in Dresden, the students will also spend some time in Berlin which is the capital of Germany. Berlin is a beautiful city with many historic places to visit. The German parliament and the sight of the Berlin Wall are a few places they plan to go. Dr. Hamelrath has also planned a small trip to see the city of Prague and the Charles Bridge, one the most famous landmarks in Europe.
This trip has been in the works for months and has taken hard work from Dr. Hamelrath. The German students have been learning about German culture and are extremely excited to experience it for themselves.