Students Document Wintersession in Berlin Using Instagram Stories

January 25, 2018

Wintersession in Berlin students shared their experiences on Wellesley’s Instagram Stories earlier this month. Here we present a photo essay with highlights from their trip.

A group of female students stand looking at a painting on a red wall in the German Historical Museum.

Students and Professor of German Thomas Nolden, director of Wintersession in Berlin, admire artwork in the German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum).

Image of the original German constitution at the German Historical Museum in Berlin. Text reads The original German Constitution

At the German Historical Museum (Deutsches Historisches Museum), students get a closer look at the original Constitution of the German Empire (Verfassung des Deutschen Reiches).  

The Reichstag building in the snow.

A snowy Reichstag building (Reichstagsgebäude) in Berlin houses the German parliament.

The stage at the Berlin State Opera with a closed red curtain. Text reads, "Magic Flute” (Die Zauberflöte auf deutsch)

Wintersession participants attend a production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) at the Berlin State Opera (Staatsoper Berlin).  

Students outside at Mauerpark look at a long wall with black and white photos. Text reads, Today we're visiting the Mauerpark

The students visit Mauerpark (“wall park”), a public linear park in Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district that was part of the Berlin Wall and its so-called death strip.