Travel via Berlin U-Bahn and S-Bahn (public transportation system), some stations accessed by going up/down flights of stairs; elevators/escalators NOT available in most stations, adding considerably to the amount of walking/climbing during the day.
In the hotel dining room, the breakfast buffet offers choices such as breakfast meats, egg dishes, fruit, cheese, yogurt, bread, croissants, plus milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.
We will divide into two groups for today’s activities. The adults will use public transport and enjoy an expert led visit to Picture Gallery (Gemäldgalerie). The Gemäldegalerie boasts one of the world’s most important collections of European painting ranging from the 13th to 18th century. Masterpieces from all epochs in the history of art are on permanent display here, including paintings by Jan van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel, Albrecht Dürer, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, and Jan Vermeer van Delft. The gallery is especially proud of its strong collection of German and Italian painting from the 13th to 16th century and painting from the Low Countries dating from the 15th to 17th century. The kids will meet a local graffiti artist with whom we will learn about and explore the city’s plentiful and diverse street art via public transportation.
At a local restaurant.
This afternoon the kids will have the opportunity to show what they have learned in the morning as they create their own piece of graffiti art. Especialliy for kids: Just for today, painting on the walls is allowed! Meanwhile the grandparents have a free afternoon either to explore on your own or to join the kids at their workshop. Following the workshop we will take public transport back to the hotel.
Boarding the motor coach, we will ride to Charlottenburg Palace where we will enjpy a 3-course plated dinner plus water in the Palace; other beverages available for purchase.
We will enjoy a performance of 17th and 18th century classics at Charlottenburg Palace. The Berlin Residence Orchestra interprets the works from composers such as Bach, Handel, and Mozart with a special flair for the era which makes for an unforgettable cultural experience. This large, baroque palace is the only surviving royal residence in Berlin of the Hohenzollern family – a dynasty that controlled much of central Europe until the World Wars of the 20th century. The largest palace in Berlin constructed at the turn of the 18th century, the intricate palace includes a belvedere, a mausoleum, a theater, and a pavilion.