Twenty-eight students from the University of Aberdeen’s Politics and International Relations society visited Berlin for four days at the beginning of the month.
The students travelled to the German capital to gain a greater understanding of the historical context and complexities that have shaped the city’s past and present.
Highlights of the trip included a visit to the Bundestag where the students received a talk on the history of the building. The group also visited the Chancellery, BundesKanzleramt, the federal agency serving Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The students immersed themselves in the food culture of Berlin from Curry Wurst and Schnitzel to Pilsner beer.
Bright Amponsah, President of the Politics and International Relations Society said: “We are probably the only UK University to have gain access to the German Chancellery, the German cabinet office and all these top corridors of power and this was one of those once in a life time opportunities, everyone had a great time and will definitely remember it in years to come.
“What is most apparent about Berlin is the way in which it has come to terms with the various facets of its, at times, infamous past. However, they do not seek to bury the past and but rather approach what happened in a very matter of fact way. ”