West Berlin Trip Itinerary


12th - 19th April 1984

Thursday 12th April 1984


Manx Youth Band party assemble at the Sea Terminal at 7.45a.m. before boarding Steam Packet ferry for Heysham. On arrival at Heysham load coach before departing for Dover for the 10.00p.m. sailing for Ostend arriving at approximately 2.00a.m..

Friday 13th April 1984


After disembarking at Ostend the coach will leave for Maastricht, the Belgiam/Holland border post, and from there through Holland to the border crossing into West Germany at Venlo. From there through West Germany to East/West German border at Helmstedt and thence along the ‘corridor’ to West Berlin, where we should arrive at approximately 11.00a.m. There will be a stop for breakfast after crossing in to West Germany. On arrival in West Berlin the party will be accommodated in the Youth Hostel, rest of the day free.

Saturday 14th April 1984


During a sight seeing tour of West Berlin, which should start at 2.00p.m., the Band will perform a 20 minute concert in h1dau as part of the German-British Friendship Day celebrations where the Bands performance will be transmitted live throughout Germany via the British Forces Broadcasting Service. Another concert is being arranged for later in the day, full details to follow.

Sunday 15th April 1984


Early afternoon concert at the Trabrennbahn Mariendorf, and later in the afternoon at Templehof Town Hall, where there will be a reception given by the Mayor of Templehof.

Monday 16th April 1984


At 11.00a.m. the party will attend an ‘Information Talk on Berlin’ at the Film Hall Information Centre, West Berlin. In the afternoon there will be a concert in front of the British Airways building in Berlin Zoo and later in the famous Ka De We department store (continental equivalent of Harrods) . Both concerts organised courtesy of British Airways. There will be an opportunity for the party to look around the Zoo.

Tuesday 17th April 1984


Morning visit to the Federal Institute for all-German affairs , possibility of a visit to east Berlin. Afternoon concert and reception at Wilmersdorf Town Hall.

Wednesday 18th April 1984


Opportunity to visit museums at Charlottenburg Palace, followed by concert at the Ludwig Kirch Platz. Concert at residential home in Wilmersdorf.

Thursday 19th April 1984


Depart early morning by coach for the return trip via West Germany, Holland and Belgium. Ferry departs Ostend at 8.00p.m. arriving in Dover just after midnight.

Friday 20th April 1984


After arriving in Dover depart for 2.15p.m. sailing to Heysham.


Youth Hostel Address:

Jugendgastehaus "CENTRAL",
Nikolsburgerstr. 2-4,
1000 Berlin 31.
Tel: No. 87 01 88/89.
Youth Hostel doors close at 11.00p.m.
Whilst in Berlin all meals will be provided at the Hostel, or made provision for otherwise, depending on activities, concerts etc.

Youth Hostel Meal Times:

Breakfast 07.00 - 09.00
Midday 12.00 - 13.30
Evening 17.00 - 19.00
Whilst in transit to and from Berlin, you will be expected to provide for your own refreshments.