Potsdam is Berlin’s Versailles, the city of royal palaces and gardens, built for King Friederich the Great, as well as Prussia’s military garrison and the site of the famous Potsdam Conference, which ended WWII and set the stage for the cold war. Exact route to be determined according to your specifications. Can include a visit to Wannsee.
The concentration camp closest to Berlin, where tens of thousands of prisoners from all over the world suffered torture, forced labor and death, served as a model for all other camps. Today it is a comprehensive museum, where exhibitions in original and reconstructed building demonstrate the horror of the Nazi regime.
Baroque magnificence and WWII horrors intertwine in one of Germany''s most beautiful cities. The enormous Zwinger, the picturesque Church of Our Lady and the 'Balcony of Europe' - all created by the opulent Wettin dynasty - were painstakingly reconstructed after succumbing to the great fire caused by one of worst bombings of WWII.
Baroque curves, art deco merchant's halls and stunning modern architecture come together in a fascinating commercial and cultural capital. The city of Bach, Faust and Mendelssohn was the stage for some amazing stories, from Napoleon’s great defeat to the protests that brought about the fall of East German communism.
Wittenberg & Dessau
Two small Saxonian towns with a great impact on history: Wittenberg was Martin Luther's town and the place where, 500 years ago, he published his 95 Theses and set the Reformation in motion; Dessau, birthplace of Moses Mendlessohn, was also the home of one of the most influential architectural schools of the 20th century - Bauhaus.
Journey into the “Land of a thousand lakes”, a unique natural landscape just south of Berlin. Explore quaint country villages, tranquil canals in lush green forests and traditional farms which open their doors and offer homemade honey, pickles, smoked fish and much more. The tour would be customized to your tastes and may include a boat ride on the canals.