The Best of Germany: Grand Cities, Castles and the Romantic Rhine
From grand cathedrals to ancient castles, from Bavarian villages to a historic summer palace, come explore the monuments and culture of Germany on this comprehensive learning adventure.
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Program No. 19454RJ
17 days
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At a Glance

Connect East Germany with West on this comprehensive journey that begins in Berlin and ventures south to Munich to the heart of Bavaria, then west and north to Heidelberg and the Rhine River. Along the way learn about breathtaking architecture, quintessential Bavarian villages, 20th-century history and a nation still healing after decades of division.
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Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on uneven surfaces, climbing a few flights of stairs.
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Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • In Berlin, explore the German Bundestag with an expert and meet a political expert for a discussion round.
  • Learn about the great German landmarks including the Rhine, Heidelberg Castle, Sanssouci Castle and the Nuremburg Castle.
  • Join an expert to explore the elaborately styled opera house in Dresden, the Semperoper.
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Wolf Refardt
An expert on the military history of the 19th and 20th centuries, Wolf Refardt enjoys sharing his knowledge during his lectures and classes on the events of the Cold War. Wolf has published papers on themes that range from Sepulchral culture in enlightened absolutism to the development of public welfare in Brandenburg, and to the history of battles that took place during World War II.
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