Spring 2019 – May 2nd to 7th
The Art and History of Berlin.
40 members will be flying from Luton and staying in the central 4 star Berlin Hotel.
We will focus especially on the abundant art and history of the city but will also be visiting Potsdam. There we will see the delightful Sanssouci Palace and the Cecilienhof Palace, the venue of the Potsdam Conference between the victorious Allies in 1945. In Berlin itself there will be visit to the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, the Berlin Wall and the famous East Side Gallery. There will be private time to enjoy other things – perhaps a cruise on the river Spree or, by contrast, a trip to the Topographie des Terrors, the Third Reich SS headquarters.
We will be visiting Kulturforum where we will have a guided tour of the Gemaldegalerie, housing one of the finest collections of European art. We finish by seeing the largest collection of French 18th century paintings outside France at the Charlottenburg Palace.