Thursday Cultural Tours
Enjoy the sites of Berlin with one of the following tours. You can sign up when you register for the conference.
Potsdam Tour -- Full Day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
If you visit Berlin and have time it would be a crime not to visit Potsdam – the perfect antidote to the hectic and pulsating streets of Berlin. Prussian royalty built their impressive palaces here in a beautiful park only 50 minuntes south west of Berlin on the banks of the beautiful Havel river. After passing the Glienicke bridge where American and Russian spies where exchanged during cold war guests arrive at the first highlight – the Sanssouci Park. Here we included the visit of the palace Sanssouci including the beautiful park. Your english speaking guide will show you this beautiful park including its hidden treasures before we will continue visiting the famous palace Sanssouci!
After lunch, your guide will take you to the old city Centre for a guided tour and to enjoy the afternoon! After this eventful day, the coach will bring you back to your hotel!
Berlin Walking Tour -- Half Day (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
We would like to suggest a Berlin walking tour, that focuses on the history from the 18th until the 20th century which marks the most important epochs of Berlin.
We will focus on the area around the German Parliament and Brandenburg Gate. Certainly we would also see some remains of the Berlin wall and the famous Checkpoint Charlie. As Berlin has undergone great changes in the last 20 years, we also should not miss to explore the new Berlin as it can be seen at Potsdamer Platz.
You can expect a great walking tour through the Berlin passing the most important sights! You english speaking guides will accommodate you will interesting background information and great stories!
During our tour the famous Berlin Currywurst should not be missed! Therefore we includes a Currywurst stopp for the Group.
Cold War Berlin Tour -- Half Day (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
This tour follows the often ghost like trail of the Death-strip and Wall, retracing some of the more intriguing fortifications of its border from Guard Towers to tank traps.
Get an extraordinary insight into: what it meant to live in the eastern bloc's most Stalinistic State – the former GDR; successful and failed escapes where Border Command sooner followed the orders of 'shoot to kill' than allow the heinous crime of 'flight from the Republic'; how MI6 and the CIA tunnelled under the Wall and Soviet Zone and tapped into the Red Army's secret communications; the methods used by the Stasi to guarantee control of east Germany's population, from 'radiation tags' to "Day X" preparations.
During this 4 hour tour your English speaking guide will take you to the most impressing and shoking places of GDR history and give you insight to this part of German history. During our tour the famous Berlin Currywurst should not be missed! Therefore we includes a Currywurst stopp for the Group.
Friday Museum TourWe will be visiting the Germany Historical Museum (DHM). The museum shows changing exhibitions on historical and contemporary events in an exhibition hall designed by I. M. Pei.
The permanent exhibition, “German history in images and artifacts,” in the Zeughaus building is dedicated to two millennia of German history in its European context.