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Berlin, Leipzig & Dresden

Berlin, the German capital, is renowned for its exceptional variety of attractions, its flourishing cultural scene and a way of life that's both fast-paced and relaxed. Our visit emphasizes the modernity of this city of 3.5 million residents, in contrast with the history of the city under the Nazis and then under the Communists.

The journey continues to Leipzig and to Dresden, both cities with long histories which became part of East Germany after World War II. Students will gain a great appreciation for German culture and history on this trip, as well as a lifetime of memories!

Itinerary

DayCityHighlights
1AirborneMeet your Group Director at the airport for an overnight flight to Germany!
2BerlinUpon arrival, students navigate to our hotel in central Berlin. Check out the S-Bahn and U-Bahn systems, practice basic map skills, and explore the neighborhoods around the hotel.
3BerlinGuided bike tour of the city, hosted by Fat Tire Bike tours. Highlights include the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, the Brandenburg Gate, and Berlin’s famous Reichstag. After dinner, visit the East Side Gallery of the Berlin Wall.
4BerlinVisit the Holocaust Memorial and the Berliner Dom in the morning, then the DDR Museum for a look at life under communism. End the day with a trip to Bunte Schokowelt, flagship store of Ritter Welt chocolates.
5BerlinHead out to visit Schloss Charlottenburg, the 17th century palace of the Hohenzollern family, then check out the Kurfürstendamm, the Gedächtniskirche, and KaDeWe – the largest department store in Europe!
6LeipzigTravel by train to the city of Leipzig. Explore the neighborhoods around the Marktplatz and the Nikolaikirche, site of massive anti-communist demonstrations in 1989.
7DresdenTravel by train to the city of Dresden. Check out the Frauenkirche, the Semper Opera House, and the Brülsche Gardens.
8DresdenVisit the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister museum to see paitings from the Italian Renaissance, as well as works by Dutch and Flemish masters.
9AirborneFlight from Frankfurt. Auf Wiedersehen, Deutschland!

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