Germany

The Best of Germany: Grand Cities, Castles and the Romantic Rhine

Program No. 19454RJ
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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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.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on uneven surfaces, climbing a few flights of stairs.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Explore the German Bundestag in Berlin and meet a political expert for a discussion round.
  • Learn about the great German landmarks including the Rhine, Heidelberg Castle and the Nuremburg Castle.
  • Join an expert to explore the elaborately styled opera house in Dresden, the Semperoper.
Featured Expert
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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.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Wolf Refardt View biography
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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Sabine Rosenkranz View biography
Sabine Rosenkranz was born in Dresden, East Germany, where she grew up to become an English teacher. In love with her beautiful home city, she decided she wanted to introduce it to visitors. Sabine became a licensed city excursion leader 25 years ago and has delighted in leading American visitors around Dresden since the German reunification of 1990. She particularly enjoys showing off the Saxon State Art Collections.
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