One City Wonder: Spring Break in Berlin, Germany (April 6-13, 2019)

Berlin Brandenburg Gate.jpg
Berlin Brandenburg Gate.jpg

One City Wonder: Spring Break in Berlin, Germany (April 6-13, 2019)

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TOUR PRICE;  To be established in May, 2018

AVAILABILITY:  Accepting advance courtesy reservations

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One City Wonder:  Spring Break in Berlin, Germany (April, 2019)

It is not hyperbole to say that Berlin is simply one of the most exciting and energetic cities in the world. Nearly thirty years ago, the Cold War ended with the emotional tearing down of the Berlin Wall, a barrier that had artificially separated East and West Berliners since 1961.  Within a year of the wall's collapse, Germany itself was reunified and Berlin restored as the capital of the Federal Republic of Deutschland, the most populous nation-state in Europe and a key member of the European Union.  During the Cold War, the famous Brandenburg Gate was integrated into the Berlin Wall and stood as a sad reminder of the tragedy that had befallen the city since its post-war division.  But during the Revolution of 1989, the Brandenburg Gate became the focal point of the ecstatic celebration of tens of thousands of people who were now filled with hope for a brighter future for themselves and their fellow countrymen.  Nearly three decades have past since these momentous events, and in that time Berlin has become a cultural and economic powerhouse in Germany and the world.    

There are so many things to do in Berlin that it would require me to produce an entire guidebook to list them all.  But some of the best of the varied attractions include: hanging out at a cozy local kneipe (the equivalent of a London pub), where Berliners like to relax with friends and share a drink; shopping along the fashionable Ku'damm, a famous 2 1/2 mile boulevard that is loaded with stores, restaurants, galleries and the like;  visiting one of the great museums, such as the Pergamon Museum to see the famous Pergamon Altar or the Agytisches Museum to marvel at the beautiful bust of Queen Nefertiti;  attending a performance of the second-to-none Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; dancing yourself silly in the Big Eden nightclub, where Paul McCartney and Sylvestor Stallone once swayed to the beat of popular international music; smile at a Panda in the beautiful Berlin Zoo, one of the few zoos in the world to have pandas; explore one of the many special districts of Berlin, such as the historic Nikolai Quarter, where Berlin was born over 770 years ago; enjoy some time in one of Berlin's most popular and largest parks, the Tiergarten (amazingly, one-third of Berlin consists of gardens, lakes woodlands and parks--it is quite a green city); drink some great beer--liquid bread to the Germans!-- or wine in one of the many beer gardens and wine cellars that dot the city; dine in one of the countless restaurants specializing in traditional or ethnic cuisine--how about some hearty Eisbein (pickled knuckle of pork with sauerkraut);  or take a day trip outside of Berlin to beautiful Potsdam or to the moving Sachsenhausen Memorial;  and the list goes on, and on, and on.  Whether you're young, middle-aged or retired, Berlin has something for you.  To be bored in Berlin is never an option--it is a place reborn from the rubble and ashes of World War II and now aspires to become the capital of Europe. 

Why wait?  Sign up early for what promises to be an amazing One City Wonder trip to vibrant Berlin.   

TOUR FEATURES:  Round trip trans-Atlantic air from Newark to Berlin;  private motor coach transportation with English-speaking assistant between the airport and hotel;  five nights in a centrally-located, first class hotel with breakfast buffet daily;  a sightseeing tour of Berlin, including visits to Checkpoint Charlie, the Berlin Wall Museum, the Reichstag Parliament and the Story of Berlin Exhibition; an optional side trip to Dresden and/or Pottsdam; a pre-departure orientation and the services of a full-time ArawjoTours tour leader.