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Cultural tour "German Reunification"

Journey

Travel time
7 days or upon request
Arrival information
daily arrival upon request
Bookable from
10 person(s)
Characteristics of the tour
Cultural tourtailor-made group tour suggestionfor groups of 10 or more people
  • The Saint Nicholas city- and parish church in Leipzig
    Image source: Schmidt, Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH

  • The Potsdamer Platz (Potsdam square)

  • Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin
    Image source: Koch, visitBerlin.de

  • Sanssouci Palace in the city of Potsdam

What to expect

Germany is looking back on over 30 years of German Unity and before in 2019 30 years have passed since the fall of the Berlin wall. Today, Germany, Europe and the rest of the world are reflecting on the past in order to look to the future. Your historic tour to Berlin and Leipzig will give you a tangible sense of events in the former GDR, as well as show you what the last several decades have brought with them. In addition, the visit to Potsdam offers you a look back into Prussian history.

Visit the once-divided Berlin the symbol of German reunification and take an excursion to Leipzig the "cradle of the peaceful revolution". Discover the sites of the German division and places of the only sucessful and peaceful revolution on German soil on your cultural tour to Germany. We additionally recommend a visit to Potsdam with its magnificent Sanssouci Palace. This tour gives you a profund insight into German history and culture.

Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

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My tip: "Explore the beauties of the cities by a curious GDR vehicle the Trabi! Once ridiculed but highly conveted, today it has become a classic and eye-catcher on the streets. Combine city tour enjoyment with fun on a ride in this legendary car."

Itinerary

Detailed information for journey "Cultural tour "German Reunification""

Basic package for your cultural tour "German Reunification"
7 days/6 nights

Day 1: Individual arrival to Berlin

You will start your cultural tour in the largest and most important German city - the capital Berlin. Take a first look into the turbulent hustle and bustle of one of Europe's most exciting metropolises.

Day 2: Berlin

brandenburger tor 5 c augustustours kleinDuring a city tour you will get to know Berlin. Marvel at the many different facets of the city, take a look at the famous and the unknown. In the once-divided city as a symbol of a divided country, you can still find places and sites that remind you of the division of the city and the country. Especially the Berlin Wall Documentation Center shows in clear and impressive manner the conditions in the divided Berlin in the second half of the last century. Here you get a feeling for what it must have been like to live in Berlin divided by a wall, here the "Iron Curtain" comes alive once again. You should also not miss a visit to the East Side Gallery. This is a permanent open-air-gallery on the longest still remaining section of the Berlin Wall. Here your group can relive German history.

Day 3: Berlin

checkpoint charlie c visitberlin.de kochTake the chance to look into life in the GDR. How did look like the everyday life, the private life of the inhabitants and the society behind the wall? What did department stores, shops, schools and classrooms, living roomes, bedrooms and children's rooms look like, such as workplaces, doctors' surgeries, post offices? During a visit to the GDR-Museum you will be able to learn and discover this and more. You can get an insight into life in the GDR of a different kind by a guided tour at Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial. This museum and memorial is located on the site of the main political prison of the former East German Ministry of State Security ("Stasi"). Here you can receive an impression of the methods of the "Stasi" and the conditions of imprisonment of political prisoners including torture measures.

Day 4: Berlin - Potsdam -  Leipzig

sansoucci castle © DZT, Dietmar ScherfOn the 4th day of this historic tour Potsdam will be the centre of attention. The beautiful city just outside Berlin has a lot to offer and is rich in history and culture. You can visit the magnificent Sanssouci Palace ("sans souci" is a French phrase and means "without worry"). This was the summer palace of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, and is often compared to the Palace of Versailles near Paris. Let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the park and the palace while immersing yourself in German and European history of the 18th century. After you have convinced yourself of Potsdam's beauty, the tour continues to Leipzig.

Day 5: Leipzig

nikolaikirche leipzig c augustustours anke wowereit 7Welcome to Leipzig, the largest city of Saxony. Your guided walking tour is thematically dedicated to the peaceful revolution of 1989, which had its origin in Leipzig. You will see all the important places, e.g. the Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church) and get all the background informations and listen to the stories that finally made history. You also have the option to visit the memorial site "Runde Ecke" (Rounded corner). This museum shows the history, structure and functioning of the Ministry of State Security ("Stasi") in the GDR, which is located in the former seat of the district administration for state security. 

Day 6: Leipzig

Abendstimmung in Leipzig web c Nico BullanIn the St. Nicholas Church you have the opportunity to participate in a prayer for peace, the same prayers with which the end of the "Cold War" was initiated at the 1980s. Furthermore, you should not miss the view of a particulary bizarre part of East German history: The "Government and Emergency Bunker of the Ministry State Security" in Machern near Leipzig. Built to continue the ministry's work in the case of a military strike. Of course during your tour you will have time enough to discover today's Leipzig.

Day 7: Individual Departure

After an impressive cultural tour we wish you a pleasant way home. We hope you have spent a great time in Germany!

This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next historic tour throughout Germany which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next cultural tour.

Credits:
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin ©AugustusTours
Checkpoint Charlie © Koch, visitberlin.de
Sanssouci © dzt, Fotograf: Dietmar Scherf
Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church), Leipzig © AugustusTours
Evening mood in Leipzig © Nico Bullan



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Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My tip: "Explore the beauties of the cities by a curious GDR vehicle the Trabi! Once ridiculed but highly conveted, today it has become a classic and eye-catcher on the streets. Combine city tour enjoyment with fun on a ride in this legendary car."

Services

Services included

Basic package for your cultural tour "German Reunification": 
7 days/6 nights

  • 3x overnight stay incl. breakfast in Berlin
  • 3x overnight stay incl. breakfast in Leipzig
  • City tour of Berlin incl. East Side Gallery
  • Introductory talk on the history of the GDR
  • Visit to the Berlin Wall Documention Center
  • Visit to the Berlin Museum of the GDR
  • Guided tour at Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial Site
  • Visit to Potsdam incl. Sanssouci Palace and Glienicke Bridge
  • Guided walking tour of Leipzig "In the footsteps of the Peaceful Revolution"
  • Visit of the memorial site "Runde Ecke" (focussing on the Ministry of State Security)
  • Guided tour to the "Government and Emergency Bunker of the Ministry of State Security" in Machern
  • Participation in peace prayers at Leipzig st. Nicholas Church
  • Travel documents for the tour manager/driver
  • 24-hrs AugustusTours telephone assistance during your cultural tour to Germany

Further suggestions

  • Entrance to the »Checkpoint Charlie« Museum in Berlin
  • Visit to the German Historic Museum Berlin
  • Include Bautzen to your tour with visit to the Bautzen Memorial
  • Plan an additional day and arrange a trip to the »Jugendwerkhof« memorial site in Torgau near Leipzig.
  • Valorize your cultural tour with a Trabi-Safari through Berlin and/or Leipzig

This itinerary is only a suggestion for your next historic tour throughout Germany which can be adjusted according to your desires. Whether you draw inspiration from the proposals made in this itinerary or blend them with your own ideas, the AugustusTours team looks forward to putting together your next cultural tour.


Contact Person

Brita Reichert

Brita Reichert

+49 (0)351 - 563 48 0

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

My tip: "Explore the beauties of the cities by a curious GDR vehicle the Trabi! Once ridiculed but highly conveted, today it has become a classic and eye-catcher on the streets. Combine city tour enjoyment with fun on a ride in this legendary car."

Quotes

Prices for services included

This cultural tour  is characterized by its creativity and flexibility, with each itinerary specially tailored to both your requirements and those of your guests. It can be shortened, extended or adapted according to your desires. The prices are based on the programme, group size and hotel class. We are looking forward to your inquiry and provide you with an individual offer for your cultural tour "German Reunification" or for other cultural tours to Germany. We are also happy to organize a city tours in different German cities for your group!

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Request a tailor-made offer for your group tour to Germany

All our group tour suggestions can be altered, shortened or lengthened to your specific requirements, so please see them as food for thought rather than a set meal. It would be our pleasure to draw up a tailored quote based on your ideas and expectations – giving you a group tour that will leave you shouting “encore”! Please send us your request for a group tour to Germany. Once you have submitted your request we will work on a tailor-made quote for you.

Being a very experienced and high-performance incoming partner for Germany, we offer you support and advice regarding the realisation of your group travels. Since 1997, we have been working for international travel agents, associations, companies as well as private clients. During all our work, we constantly follow our standard “Expertise. Ideas. Passion”. We are based in Dresden, so we know where your guests travel.

We have numerous itinerary suggestions for you and your group – no matter if you are planning a city break, cultural tour or round trip throughout Germany! The mentioned tours are only suggestions. Please do not hesitate to send us your special ideas and requirements on your next group tour.

We look forward to working with you and would be glad to become your go-to partner for city and cultural tours in Germany!

 

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