BERLIN

A HISTORY :: BISMARCK TO MERKEL

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNCG'S EMERITUS SOCIETY PROGRAM

WITH GUEST LECTURER DR. JEFF JONES

JUNE 14 to 23

JUNE 25 TO JULY 1, 2020

Offered in Partnership with Jeff Jones and The Emeritus Program of The University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Accommodation :: Pestana Tiergarten 

$3750 per person, double occupancy, with a single occupancy supplement of $850.

Trip includes 7 nights accommodation, 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners, all trip-related ground transportation, guides and admissions. Not included are airfare, airport transfers and alcoholic beverages.

THURSDAY JUNE 25

Tour begins at 2:00 p.m.

Walking Tour of Central Berlin

An introduction to the rich, sometimes dark, always fascinating history of Berlin

Lecture :: Bismarck and Unification of The German State

Professor Jones begins with this essential background on the creation of Modern German State

Dinner :: CAFE um NEUEN SEE BIERGARTEN

Dinner in the Tiergarten in this most quintessential of German institutions, a beer garden

FRIDAY JUNE 26

REICHSTAG BUILDING & DOME TOUR

No building is more intertwined with the history of Berlin than the elegant Reichstag

LUNCH :: KAFER

After our history lesson we enjoy lunch with a view at the beautifully situated restaurant on the roof of the Reichstag

MUSEUM ISLAND

The five museums of this UNESCO World Heritage complex is the very embodiment of late 19th German ideals and its treasures are legendary including Nefertiti and Istar Gate

Cocktail and Conversation :: Life in Modern Berlin

We have a chance to meet and discuss various contemporary issues with a Berlin resident

SATURDAY JUNE 27

Lecture :: The Last Years of Imperial Berlin, World War I and the Weimar Republic

Professor Jones reviews the tumultuous and fateful years leading up to the calamitous rise of Nazism

THE GERMAN HISTORY MUSEUM

We tour this exceptionally fine history museum to learn more about Berlin’s unstable entry into the 20th century

BAUHAUS MUSEUM

Arguably the most important design movement of the first half of the 20th century, the museum contains design icons while at the same time providing a window into the great cultural optimism that flourished before the raise of Nazism

DIE BRUCKE ART MUSEUM

We tour this museum dedicated to the artists of ‘Die Brucke’ as the German Expressionist of the Weimar were known

Dinner :: CLARCHENS BALLHAUS

We have dinner at this charming holdover from the Weimar, perhaps the sole remaining of the once ubiquitous Berlin dance halls

SUNDAY JUNE 28

Lecture :: The Rise of Nazism and World War II

Professor Jones discusses this uniquely traumatic era in German and, indeed, world history

TOPOGRAPHY OF TERROR

We tour this comprehensive museum of the Third Reich’s SS and Gestapo

BERLINER UNTERWELTEN

We go below the streets of Berlin to tour bunkers and other still extant evidence of the WW II

Cocktail and Conversation :: Life in Modern Berlin

We have a chance to meet and discuss various contemporary issues with a Berlin resident

MONDAY JUNE 29

Lecture :: Divided Germany and the Cold War

Professor Jones unpacks this period of complex stand off between the major powers and a defeated Germany

TEMPELHOFF AIRPORT

Like the Reichstag, Tempelhoff provides a thread that runs through Berlin’s war and post-war years

BERLIN WALL MEMORIAL

An open-air exhibition using a portion of the Wall and its surrounding security structures to examine its history 

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

The most famous border crossing of the Cold War period

DIE MAUER MUSEUM

The ‘Wall’ Museum could also be called 'the museum of escapes' highlighting as it does the many successful—and unsuccessful—escapes from East to West

Cocktail and Conversation :: Life in Modern Berlin

We have a chance to meet and discuss various contemporary issues with a Berlin resident

TUESDAY JUNE 30

Lecture :: From Reunification To The Present

Germany comes to terms with her past and looks ahead

JEWISH MUSEUM

Designed by Daniel Libeskind and opened in 2001, Berlin’s Jewish Museum bears witness to over 2000 years of the Jewish experience

KRUEZBERG MARKET

We visit this open air market which is at the heart of Berlin’s increasingly multi-ethnic cultural life

OPEN AFTERNOON

FAREWELL DINNER

DINNER :: PAULY SAAL

For our farewell dinner Pauly Saal provides ample proof that Berlin more than holds its on amongst the world’s culinary capitals

WEDNESDAY JULY 1

TOUR ENDS AT BREAKFAST