Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden and Munich
July 22 to August 1, 2018
Offered in Partnership with Jeff Jones and The Emeritus Program of The University of North Carolina, Greensboro
$4000 per person double occupancy
Includes 10 nights accommodation, 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners.
All trip-related ground transportation, including inter-city travel, guides and admissions. Airfare, airport transfers and alcoholic beverages are not included.
Single occupancy $1100
SUNDAY JULY 22
Tour begins at 2:00 p.m.
Walking Tour of Central Berlin
We begin our introduction to the rich, sometimes dark, always fascinating history of Berlin
We end today’s tour with a walk up the glass-topped spiral walkway that caps this iconic building
Dinner :: Café um Neuen See Biergarten
Dinner in the Tiergarten in this most quintessential of German institutions
MONDAY JULY 23
A comprehensive museum of Third Reich’s SS and Gestapo
Lunch :: Standige Vertretung
A Berlin institution on the Unter Der Linden, Berlin’s grandest boulevard
An open-air exhibition using a portion of the Wall and its surrounding security structures to examine its history
The most famous border crossing of the Cold War period
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
Dinner :: Open
TUESDAY JULY 24
The site of one of the pivotal events of WW II, the meeting between Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin that led to the creation the post-war world
Lunch :: Open
We have an hour or two to do some self-guided exploration Potsdam’s charming village streets and grab a bite to eat along the way
Known as the Prussian Versailles, Sanssouci includes Frederick the Great’s intimate Rococo summer palace and its equally notable formal gardens
Dinner :: Clarchens Ballhaus
Only in Berlin—perhaps the last of the once ubiquitous dining and dance halls, Clarchens Ballhaus dates form the 1920’s
and continues to be wildly popular. Go for the schnitzel; stay for the dance.
WEDNESDAY JULY 25
Depart for Leipzig by Train
Lunch :: Milchbar Piguin
Part ice cream parlor part family restaurant this spot is casual and popular with the locals—need we say more?
Walking Tour of Historic Central Leipzig
Small city with a very, very big place in cultural and political history
Dinner :: Telegraph
Charming and delicious with a fresh twist on traditional fare
THURSDAY JULY 26
A Bach lover’s dream and a novitiate’s invaluable guide to all things JS Bach
Lunch :: Auerbach Keller
A beer hall restaurant that traces its fame back to Goethe and is now a must visit spot for any Leipzig tour
This sleek and contemporary art museum acts as happy counterpoint to all the historical richness of Leipzig
A vast institution whose core collection focuses on the history of opposition and civil disobedience in DDR as well as everyday life after reunification.
Dinner :: Open
Performance :: To Be Announced
It’s a bit early to know Summer 2018 offerings but with Leipzig’s multiple venues we feel confident there will be something wonderful to add to our mix!
FRIDAY JULY 27
Depart For Dresden By Train
We depart for Dresden
Lunch :: Cosel Palais
Excellent in every way and in a setting befitting its location in midst of Dresden’s reconstructed splendor
Walking Tour of Historic Dresden
An introduction to this spectacular urban phoenix
Dinner :: Open
SATURDAY JULY 28
Frauenkirche was completely reconstructed in 2005,
standing once again as an outstanding example of Baroque architecture
Lunch :: Kutscherschanke-Uriges Wirsthaus
Lively, local and wonderful and perfectly located for our busy day
We tour this ‘ark for art’, a singular repository for multiple eras of art rescued
repeatedly throughout history and most recently so from devastating floods in 2002
Arguably the oldest museum of its kind in the world, this vast treasure trove of decorative art must be seen to be appreciated
Dinner :: Alte Meister
Can a restaurant be deeply charming?? Yes, I think it can based on Alte Meister’s many glowing reviews.
SUNDAY JULY 29
We depart for Munich
Considered the most comprehensive museum of the history of the Third Reich anywhere in the world we block out an afternoon
for this museum which typically recommends as a four hour visit.
Dinner :: Open
MONDAY JULY 30
Walking Tour of Old Town
You will have spotted the pattern by now but truly there is no better to be introduced to a new city than to walk
her streets in the company of a well-informed guide--and so we do it again here in Munich!
Lunch :: Open as we stroll of the Viktualienmarkt
Originally designed by 'Nazi architect' Paul Troost, the Haus de Kunst reopened as a contemporary art museum in 2014
Our fabulous--and delicious--'big night out'!
TUESDAY JULY 26
The first Nazi concentration camp and a sober reminder that
National Socialism began here in Bavaria.
Lunch :: Leibspeis
We refresh our spirits with a visit to this very special farm to table restaurant in the village of Dachau
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1
Tour ends after breakfast