Beyond the Berlin Wall

Berlin WallThis coming week marks the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the years since the wall came down, Germany’s vibrant capital has become a major center for the arts and a top destination for tourists.

In 2014, Academic Arrangements Abroad organized several educational tours that took place around the 25th anniversary of the collapse of Berlin Wall. One of our groups visited St. Mary’s Church to see an exhibition about Dr. Martin Luther King’s historic sermon there. Travelers on this journey also explored the iconic sights of post-reunification Berlin, including the East Side Gallery, a stretch of the original Wall covered with international paintings, and the Brandenburg Gate, meticulously restored since the reunification.

Image courtesy Hamburg tourism

Image of St. Michael’s courtesy of Hamburg tourism

This coming year, we’re exploring new parts of Germany. Join lecturer Olivier Bernier in June to discover Hamburg, the country’s biggest port, as well as enchanting small city of Hannover. In Hamburg, an architectural tour takes us past the great Art Deco businesses houses and to the Baroque St. Michael’s church. Discover the city’s museums including the Arts and Crafts Museum, with extraordinary objects ranging from medieval sculpture to a rich Art Nouveau collection, and the Bismarck Foundation Museum.

Image of Buddenbrook House by Andreas Geick

Image of Buddenbrook House by Andreas Geick

In the Hanseatic port city of Lubeck, visit St. Marein’s Church and Buddenbrook House, a literary museum devoted to Thomas Mann, before continuing to Schwerin to see its Baroque castle and lovely gardens. En route to Hannover, once the capital of a North German Electorate, stop to explore the enchanting town of Celle. Highlights in Hannover include a private tour of the perfectly restored gardens at Herrenhausen and visit to the city’s museums.

Herrenhauser gardens by Johannes D.

Herrenhauser gardens by Johannes D.

Academic Arrangements Abroad, together with leading cultural and educational institutions, is proud to offer a diverse portfolio of exceptional trips. For additional information, call us at (800) 221-1944 or email

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