HDFAS Foreign Visit: 9th – 14th OCTOBER 2016
THE ART AND HISTORY OF BERLIN AND POTSDAM

HDFAS group on the steps of the Sans Souci Palace

FEATURES
bullet point Four star central Berlin hotel
bullet point Two dinners and welcome drink included
bullet point All excursions, guided tours, entrance fees and gratuities included
bullet point Direct scheduled flights from Gatwick to Berlin
bullet point Return UK airport coach transfers
bullet point Local professional guide
bullet point Audio headsets included on days 2 to 5
bullet point Executive coach in Germany

Accommodation was in the Park Inn Hotel, located in Berlin's central Alexanderplatz. Facilities at the hotel included a bar, restaurant and a roof terrace and all rooms were en suite.


Many thanks to members of the party that went on the visit for their photographs, a selection of which are included in the slide show below.

 

HIGHLIGHTS
bullet point Berlin – guided city tour
bullet point East Side Gallery
bullet point ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ visit to the Reichstag
bullet point Museum Island
bullet point Pergamon Museum – guided tour
  (including the huge 2nd century BC Altar of Zeus from Pergamon and the
  famous Ishtar Gate from Babylon)
bullet point Neues Museum
  (home to a fine Egyptian collection including bust of Queen Nefertiti)
bullet point Gemäldegalerie – guided tour
  (including one of the world’s finest collections of European art dating
  from the 13th to the 18th centuries)
bullet point Jewish Museum Berlin – audio tour
bullet point Potsdam
bullet point Sanssouci Palace, Frederick the Great’s summer residence
bullet point Cecilienhof and Charlottenburg Palaces


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  • Berlin Wall<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:480;;height:360
  • Berlin Wall<br />Photo by Sue Emden width:640;;height:427
  • Crossing the lines of the Berlin Wall<br />Photo by Rosemary Brodie width:270;;height:480
  • Bebelplatz site of infamous Nazi book burning<br />Photo by Sue Emden width:640;;height:427
  • Berlin Cathedral<br />Photo by Sue Wright width:359;;height:480
  • Berlin Cathedral<br />Photo by Sheila Carr width:640;;height:480
  • Berlin Cathedral<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:480;;height:360
  • Brandenburg Gate<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:480;;height:360
  • Brandenburg Gate<br />Photo by Sheila Carr width:640;;height:480
  • Checkpoint Charlie<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:365;;height:293
  • Modern East side of Berlin<br />Photo by Rosemary Brodie width:640;;height:480
  • Berlin Wall  close to the Topography of Terrors<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:418;;height:340
  • Berlin<br />Photo by Sheila Carr width:640;;height:455
  • Holocaust Memorial<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:480;;height:360
  • Kaiser Wilhelm Church<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:360;;height:480
  • Interior of Kaiser Wilhelm Church<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:480;;height:360
  • Modern Kaiser Wilhelm Church<br />Photo by Sue Wright width:310;;height:480
  • Memorial by the Reichstag<br />Photo by Sheila Carr width:640;;height:480
  • Berlin<br />Photo by Sheila Carr width:360;;height:480
  • Reichstag<br />Photo by Sue Wright width:640;;height:478
  • Reichstag Dome by Lord Norman Foster<br />Photo by Sue Wright width:640;;height:448
  • Interior of Reichstag Dome<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:480;;height:360
  • Reichstag Dome<br />Photo by Sheila Carr width:360;;height:480
  • Reichstag<br />Photo by Sheila Carr width:360;;height:480
  • View from the Reichstag<br />Photo by Sheila Carr width:640;;height:480
  • Kaffee und kuchen<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:640;;height:480
  • Brandenberg Gate from the Reichstag<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:360;;height:480
  • Gemaldegalerie width:640;;height:478
  • Pergamon Museum width:640;;height:478
  • Reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate - Pergamon Museum<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:363;;height:311
  • The Mshatta Palace Facade -  Pergamon Museum<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:431;;height:345
  • River Spree<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:480;;height:360
  • Marienkirche<br />Photo by Sue Wright width:359;;height:480
  • Sanssouci Palace<br />Photo by Sue Wright width:640;;height:478
  • Berlin<br />Photo by Sheila Carr width:640;;height:480
  • Cecilienhof, Potsdam<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:480;;height:360
  • Cecilienhof, Potsdam<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:480;;height:360
  • Arriving at Schloss Charlottenburg<br />Photo by Sue Emden width:640;;height:427
  • Schloss Charlottenburg<br />Photo by Sue Emden width:640;;height:427
  • Schloss Charlottenburg<br />Photo by Sue Emden width:640;;height:427
  • Schloss Charlottenburg<br />Photo by Sue Emden width:320;;height:480
  • Schloss Charlottenburg<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:480;;height:360
  • Schloss Charlottenburg<br />Photo by Sue Emden width:320;;height:480
  • Schloss Charlottenburg<br />Photo by Sue Emden width:320;;height:480
  • Orangery Wing, Schloss Charlottenburg<br />Photo by Anna Hawtree width:480;;height:360
  • Final evening<br />Photo by Sheila Carr width:640;;height:480
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