K.2 DER-CONGRESS Tourist Program

City Sights with Visit to the Pergamon Museum

This tour takes you to the historical and modern centers of Berlin and gives impressions of its culture, history, and open-minded inhabitants. You will see places of interest around the famous Kurfürstendamm and the historic part of Berlin-Mitte, for example the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, New National Gallery, the French and German Cathedrals, Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag, the avenue Unter den Linden and much more. The Pergamon Museum houses a collection of antiquities as well as the famous altar of Pergamon, the Ishtar Gate and the Marketgate of Milet.

Thursday,     August 20, 1998    10:00 - 14:00
Saturday,     August 22, 1998    10:00 - 14:00
Sunday,       August 23, 1998    13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday,      August 25, 1998    10:00 - 14:00
DM 50,- per person


On the way to Dresden you will pass by the lake Teupitzer See, some distant parts of the Spreewald and the coal mining area of Niederlausitz. Dresden is one of the most beautiful baroque towns in Europe. After a sightseeing tour through the city and lunch you will visit the picture gallery Old Masters with the famous painting Sixtinische Madonna or the dazzling jewellery exhibition in the Green Vault, or you can discover the city on your own. On the return journey to Berlin you will have a look at the famous china factory in Meissen where you can witness the production of the white gold, as the delicate porcelain is called.

Friday,       August 21, 1998     8:00 - 19:00
Sunday¹       August 23, 1998     8:00 - 19:00
DM 150,- per person

¹Please note: Should you decide to attend the Dresden tour on Sunday the time remaining will not be sufficient to join The Magic Flute in the Opera as well.

City Sights

This tour takes you to the historical and modern centers of Berlin and gives you a feeling for the culture, history, and inhabitants. You will see places of interest around the famous Kurf"urstendamm and Berlin-Mitte, for example the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the New National Gallery, the French and German Cathedral, the Reichstag with the Brandenburg Gate as well as the avenue Unter den Linden.

Wednesday,    August 19, 1998     9:00 - 12:00
Friday,       August 21, 1998     9:00 - 12:00
Sunday,       August 23, 1998    14:00 - 17:00
Monday,       August 24, 1998     9:00 - 12:00
Wednesday,    August 26, 1998     9:00 - 12:00
DM 40,- per person

Boat Trip on the River Havel

A substantial part of Berlin consists of lakes, rivers, and forests. Enjoy the unique forest, the beautiful sandy bays, and the tree-shaded shores of Lake Wannsee, Lake St"olpchensee, Lake Griebnitzsee, see the Peacock Island from the waterside. Coffee and cake included.

Friday,       August 21, 1998    13:30 - 17:15
Monday,       August 24, 1998    13:30 - 17:15
DM 55,- per person

Berlin's Famous Waterways

This river cruise on the Spree presents you the historic center of the city with its most important sights from a completely different angle. Coffee and cake included.

Saturday,     August 22, 1998     9:45 - 12:15
Tuesday,      August 25, 1998     9:45 - 12:15
DM 50,- per person

Neuruppin & Rheinsberg Palace

This will be a coach trip to the little town of Neuruppin which is situated on the lake Ruppiner See. During a sightseeing tour you will get to know the home town of Theodor Fontane and Karl Friedrich Schinkel. After lunch the trip continues to Rheinsberg, a picture book for lovers as Tucholsky called it. The town, which is situated on the east bank of the Griebericksee, is famous in particular for its palace, Schlo"s Rheinsberg. It was built in 1566 as a moated castle, and was reconstructed in 1737/40 by Knobelsdorff into a major architectural work during Friedrich the Great's reign. The Rheinsberg Palace houses a museum which is open to the public. The tour includes a walk through the palace gardens, which were originally designed in Baroque-style and changed into English-style gardens at the end of the 18th century.

Sunday,       August 23, 1998     9:00 - 17:00
DM 110,- per person

From Prussian Kings to Egyptian Pharaohs

Charlottenburg Palace used to be the summer residence of the Prussian kings. The Palace was renovated with much care and houses a collection of paintings by Watteau, Caspar David Friedrich, and Spitzweg. The Egyptian Museum in Charlottenburg is the home of a collection of more than 1500 exhibits, which originated from all dynasties of Ancient Egypt including the famous bust of Queen Nefertiti and the Pharaoh Echnaton.

Wednesday,    August 19, 1998    13:00 - 17:00
Sunday,       August 23, 1998    10:00 - 14:00
DM 45,- per person

Impressions of the Spreewald

This day-tour to the Spreewald offers an unparalleled experience of nature. The area, which was originally settled by the Sorbs, is traversed by numerous arms of the River Spree, these often being the only links between houses and fields. The tour will take you to Burg and Leipe, two small idyllic towns in a romantic setting. Spreewald specialities will be served at lunch. Enjoy a trip along the network of waterways on one of the traditional Spreewald punts.

Sunday,       August 23, 1998     9:00 - 17:00
DM 125,- per person

Potsdam's Parks and Palaces

Potsdam is famous for its splendid palaces and gardens. The palace of Sanssouci in Potsdam was a favourite refuge of the great Prussian King Friedrich II. Here, the philosopher of Sanssouci, as he was called, entertained some of the most educated men of his time, among them the French philosopher Voltaire. A visit of the palaces and gardens of Sanssouci will be followed by a guided tour to the Cecilienhof, the place where the Potsdam Agreement was signed in 1945. This excursion will also include a city tour of the small garrison town with its Dutch Quarters and Russian Colony as well as a lunch in a typical German restaurant.

Thursday,     August 20, 1998     8:00 - 18:00
Sunday,       August 23, 1998     8:00 - 18:00
DM 150,- per person


This tour shows old and modern Potsdam. You will visit the well-preserved, worldfamous Rococo Palace Sanssouci with its art treasures and beautiful park. A city tour through Potsdam and its surroundings will follow.

Saturday,     August 22, 1998    13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday,      August 25, 1998    13:00 - 17:00

DM 65,- per person

Visit to the Hamburger Bahnhof

In November 1996, the newly renovated Hamburger Bahnhof was opened as the Museum for Contemporary Art, Berlin. The Hamburger Bahnhof has approximately 10,000 qm of exhibition space for the Collection of Erich Marx. The Marx Collection is composed primarily of works by major artists from the past thirty years such as Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Roy Lichtenstein, and Anselm Kiefer. Above and beyond these artists, the collection shows also works by painters of the Italian Transavanguardia, of Minimal Art, and the Junge Wilden (Wild Youth) painters from Berlin. The renovation and partial rebuilding of the former terminal train station is the realization of plans by Josef Paul Kleihues.

Thursday,     August 20, 1998    14:00 - 17:30
Sunday,       August 23, 1998    14:00 - 17:30
DM 40,- per person

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