Berlin: Two Pasts, One Present
Gain a comprehensive understanding of Germany as you learn about the Bundestag, speak with Berliners about reunification and discover renowned monuments of culture, heritage and art.
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Program No. 16952RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

In the Golden Twenties, Berlin commanded center stage as Europe’s most prodigious capital of art, music and science. Following the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, the city is once again at the cultural and architectural center of Europe. Experience the political life and mentality of modern Germany in expert-led lectures, field trips, meetings with contemporary witnesses and German politicians.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles per day on mostly flat city sidewalks. Standing for up to 1.5 hours a day. Stairs in historic buildings. Use of public transportation. Some program days may require walking up to three miles in a day.
Our Flex learning adventures offer more flexible schedules than our traditional programs, with ample independent time and several meals on your own. Enjoy the camaraderie of the group while also getting time to explore on your own.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Venture behind the scenes of German politics during a field trip to the Reichstag building - the seat of German Bundestag – followed by a discussion round with a political expert.
  • Meet with an expert on German-American relations at the Allied Museum and discover how enemies became friends.
  • Experience an excursion to the Rococo-style Sanssouci — the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia.
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Andrea Mehrländer
Andrea is Berlin native and has been working as Executive Director of the Academy of Transatlantic Academic Studies since 2014. She studied History, English, Sociology and Psychology and received her Ph.D. from Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Andrea has taught American Studies at Martin-Luther-Universität and served as Executive Director at Checkpoint Charlie Foundation, where she successfully raised 1.7 million euros for ongoing projects. Andrea is also a historical consultant for American movie productions and has consulted for the films like Pearl Harbor and National Treasure: Book of Secrets.
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