Germany: Art & Design

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Length

11 days

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Destinations

Berlin

Program includes

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • 9 Nights of Accommodation
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Travelers Insurance
  • Full Time Guide & Assistance

Program highlights

  • Bauhaus Archive
  • UNESCO Museum Island
  • Urban Nation
  • Hamburger Bahnhof Museum
  • The Berlin Art Market
  • Street Art Tour
  • Berlinische Galerie
  • Berggruen Museum
  • Potsdam Day Tour
  • Art, Historical & Cultural Walking Tours

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure

Depart Home for Berlin, Germany

Day 2 – Berlin

  • Arrive in Berlin, Germany
  • Airport Transfer
  • Orientation Tour – The group will become oriented with their
    neighborhood, the public transportation systems, nearby
    pharmacies, markets, ATMs, etc.
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic
    dinner with a variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 3 – Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Berlin Art, Historical & Cultural Walking Tour:
    Brandenburg Gate, Site of Hitler’s Bunker, Holocaust Museum, Checkpoint Charlie, Gendarmenmarkt, The Berlin Wall, Pariser Platz, Luftwaffe HQ, Bebelplatz, TV Tower, Book Burning Memorial, Humboldt University
  • Lunch Break
  • Museum Island – Museum Island is a unique ensemble of five museums on Spree Island in the district of Mitte in Berlin. The entire complex is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Day 4 – Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Berlin Alternative Walking Tour: Street Art Kreuzberg, Mauerpark & East Side Gallery
  • Lunch Break
  • Urban Nation Museum For Urban Contemporary Art – In contrast to a conventional museum, the architecture and exterior surfaces will become canvasses themselves, turning the building into an artwork in its own right. The mobile façade elements have been kept and preserved along with the more conventional collection of paintings. The interior of the museums, designed by GRAFT Architects,contains surprises in store: URBAN NATION is quite literally moving the street indoors. A catwalk stretching across the entire two-storey interior allows the exhibited works to be observed both from a distance and close up.

Day 5 – Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Bauhaus Archive – The Bauhaus-Archive Museum presents the history and influence of the Bauhaus, the twentieth century’s most important college of architecture, design and art.
  • Lunch Break
  • Hamburger Bahnhof Museum – The Hamburger Bahnhof presides over a comprehensive collection of contemporary art, which it presents in a variety of exhibitions.

Day 6 – Potsdam

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Travel to Potsdam (approx. 1 hour)
  • Potsdam City Hall – The building that is today the Potsdam Town Hall is located in the center of the city. This impressive complex was built at the end of the 18th century in the Rococo style. Six domes dominate the structure and accentuate its grandeur.
  • Art, Historical & Cultural Walking Tour of Potsdam –
    The Bridge of Spies, Schloss Sanssouci – Germany’s Versailles, The Potsdam Conference and Schloss Cecilienhof, Neuer Garten. Potsdam Centre: Brandenburger Straße and the Soldier King, The Dutch Quarter, Potsdam Brandenburger Tor, Church of Peace, Museum Barberini
  • Return to Berlin

Day 7 – Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Day Trip to Bauhaus Museum Dessau – The Bauhaus Museum Dessau is being built for the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus and will open in 2019, the centenary year. The collection of the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation comprises around 49,000 catalogued exhibits and is the second-largest collection worldwide on the theme of the Bauhaus.
  • Return to Berlin

Day 8 – Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • The Berlin Art Market (Zeughaus) Gemäldegalerie – The Gemäldegalerie boasts one of the world’s most important collections of European painting ranging from the 13th to 18th century.
  • Lunch Break
  • Natural History Museum (Sketching)

Day 9 – Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Berlinische Galerie – The Berlinische Galerie is one of the newest museums in the German capital and collects art from Berlin dating from 1870 to the present day – with both a local and international focus.
  • Berggruen Museum – The Museum Berggruen forms an ideal
    and natural complement to the collection of modern art held at the
    Neue Nationalgalerie, most particularly with its singular works by
    Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, and Alberto Giacometti.

Day 10 – Berlin

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Free Day in Berlin
  • Farewell Dinner & Program Closing

Day 11 – Return

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Airport Transfer
  • Depart Berlin, Germany for Home

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