Berlin and Bauhaus

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Description

Berlin is an indispensable model in Germany, Europe and the world. Its influence stands out in the fields of technology, commerce, and politics. 

Welcoming, quirky and exquisitely human, it is a city to explore and lose yourself in its infinite charms. 

The violent historical changes that have taken place in recent years are apparent in the city’s image. This makes Berlin stand out as a European city, with its enormous fractures and scars. However, with “spaces” that are not only urban but also cultural in terms of experimentation, Berlin is being reinvented by a new “creative” generation.

What has characterized Berlin is that every historical era (from the Empire, to the vanguard, fascism, war, post-war division and reunification) has tried to convert it into something different than before. These constant ruptures have created a city – an architectural laboratory- where all these diverse positions from the last century are present. 

 

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 - Arrival

Arrival of flight to Berlin.

Transfer to Hotel Park Inn: Alexanderplatz 7, 10178 Berlin, tel.: (4930)23890.

Afternoon on your own.

“Chef’s buffet” dinner in Hotel Hotel Park Inn. Includes cold appetizers, soup, heavier dishes and dessert.

DAY 2 - City Centre

(5 hours tour in private bus)

Meet in hotel lobby after breakfast. 

Interior tour of the Crematorium by Axel Schultes and Charlotte Frank.

Hufeisensiedlung Workers Colony by Bruno Taut and Martin Wagner.

Tour of the city centre by bus: media-Spree-city: Allianz Gebäude (Gerhard Spangenberg), Treptowers, Oberbaumbrücke Bridge zone, Bonjour Tristesse Building (Alvaro Siza), Turkish Quarter, East Side Gallery, Karl-Marx Avenue (Hermann Henselmann), TV Alexanderplatz Tower, architect’s home (H.Henselmann). 

Unter den Linden Avenue, Friedrichstrasse Street (La Fayette commercial buildings by Jean Nouvel, Pei and Ungers, Paris Square and Brandenburg Gate: DZ Bank by Frank Gehry, Art Academy by Günther Behnisch, Holocaust Memorial by Peter Eisenmann

Government zone: Reichstag (Paul Wallot, Norman Foster) U 55 Station by Axel Schultes, Chancellery (Axel Schultes, Charlotte Frank), Central Train Station by GMP (2006).

Passing through the Jewish Quarter, we will arrive at Museum Island: New Museum restored by David Chipperfield, annex of the Museum of History by Ieoh Ming Pei

Return to hotel.

“Chef’s buffet” lunch in Hotel Park Inn. Includes cold appetizers, soup, heavier dishes and dessert. Includes 1 drink per person.

Afternoon: visit museums on your own (Neues Museum, Pergamon Museum) and Jewish Quarter (recommendation: take a boat ride, or have a beer on the beach at Mombijou Park (walk back to hotel).

DAY 3 - Diplomatic Zone

(Private bus for 3 hours)

Meet in hotel lobby after breakfast.    

Visit inside of Library by Hans Scharoun.

Visit the zone of Potsdamer Platz, the Museum of Musical Instruments by Hans Scharoun, the new National Gallery by Mies van der Rohe, buildings by Renzo Piano, Rafel Moneo.

Diplomatic neighborhood, Nordic Embassies by Alfred Berger and Tiina Parkkinen (1999), Mexican Embassy by Teodoro González de León and Fco. Serrano (2000), IBA Housing Project (1987) by Rob Krier, Aldo Rossi, Spanish Embassy and Tiergarten Park.

GSW Building by Sauerbruch and Hutton and visit Jewish Museum by Daniel Liebeskind (return to hotel by bus)

Rest of the day on your own: 

Recommendation: walk by Checkpoint Charlie, go to the Topography of Terror Museum and walk along the Wall to the Reichstag (Paul Wallot 1892, Norman Foster 1999). Return walking along the river on Unter den Linden Avenue.

Return to hotel “chef’s buffet” dinner at the hotel.  

DAY 4 - Excursion to Dessau

Meet group in hotel lobby, after breakfast.

Private bus to Dessau (Approx. 2 hours)

Interior visit to Bauhaus School by Walter Gropius (1925/26).

2 guides from Bauhaus will be available for 1 hour, in addition to our guide. 

1 hour tour of Dessau by bus, seeing other works.

Buffet Lunch at Kornhaus by Carl Fieger (1929/1930)  

The style of Kornhaus and his dining room, respect faithfully that of 1930. The surprising building built on the shore of the River Elba and designed as a brewery and restaurant. It’s most well-known feature is a circular dining room with glass walls, diving overlooking the river. 

Visit the houses of the Masters (Klee/Kandinsky/Feininger/ Moholy-Nagy/ Schlemmer/Muche/Gropius) by Walter Gropius (1925/26)

Travel to Potsdam (aprox. 1.5 h)

Visit Einstein Tower in Potsdam by Erich Mendelsohn, return passing by the Universum Cinema by Erich Mendelsohn and the turbine Factory by Peter Behrens (1906).

Return to hotel

“Chef’s Buffet” dinner at hotel. 

DAY 5 - Dutch Embassy

Tour the exterior of the Dutch Embassy by Rem Koolhaas, meet group to head to the site with the miniatures of the city of Berlin.  

Return to hotel and “Chef’s Buffet” lunch at hotel.

Afternoon on your own:

We recommend taking the bus to the east side, if you want to visit the Kurfürstendamm (Ku'damm) zone, Gedächtniskirche, Savignyplatz, Zoo, KaDeWe.

DAY 6 - Return Flight

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning on your own:

We recommend visiting the Unité d’habitatión by Le Corbusier and the Olympic Stadium.

Transfer to airport for return flight. 

Trip offer

Berlin trip 6 days

6 day trip to Berlin

Languages available: enesfrpt

Minimum group size: 4

Max group size: 30

Duration: 6 Days

Price per person from: £798.00

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Included

  • Guided visits by architects and documentation preparation.
  • Hotel accomodation 5 nights in double occupancy.
  • Breakfast.
  • Transfers in/out from/to airport (with flights).
  • Private bus 10 hrs for Bauhaus excursion.
  • Private bus 5 hrs for Berlin visits.
  • Official Bauhaus guide and entrances.
  • Public transport pass 2 days.
  • Entrances to Jewish Museum and Dessau.
  • Travel insurance.

Extra information

Optional:

- Flights.

- Individual use room 245 Eu.

- Lunch at Rest. Kornhaus Dessau 35 Eu.

- Cancelation travel insurance 54 Eu.

 

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