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Berlin & Dresden: Germany’s Complex History

Apr 26 - May 05, 2023

10 days | Germany | alumni UBC Travel Club

Study Leader Chris Friedrichs recently hosted a webinar titled, "Germany: The Country With Too Many Capitals". Click here to watch (32 min. + Q&A)
 
Explore these two great cities through guided walks, curated visits, and off-piste discoveries in the company of congenial historian Chris Friedrichs.  

In Berlin, we’ll move from the Imperial City through the Cold War and onward to the city’s role as a vital and engaging cultural centre as we stroll Under den Linden, admire historic palaces and contemporary architecture, and access neighbourhoods in the former East Berlin. In Dresden we visit the palatial Baroque Zwinger complex, cruise the Elbe River, and marvel at the reconstruction of the city.  

Our comfortable city centre hotels are ideal for our guided walks. Our meals, including lunch at the famed Reichstag Dome, feature savoury German cuisine. 

Presentations by Chris Friedrichs provide the context to understand and appreciate the path of history that continues to transform these two grand cities. 
 
 

 

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Tour Cost (per person):
C$5895  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation based on double occupancy; transportation by private coach; most meals; experienced local English-speaking guides; all sightseeing and entrance fees; all taxes and gratuities; exclusive presentations and insights by Chris Friedrichs; fully escorted by your Worldwide Quest Tour Director.

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Berlin
2 Royal and Imperial Berlin
3 Nazi Berlin and the Holocaust
4 Cold War and Reunited Berlin
5 Berlin as a Cultural Centre
6 Potsdam Palaces
7 To Dresden
8 Reconstructed Dresden
9 The Elbe River
10 Depart Dresden
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Your Tour Leader

Chris Friedrichs is Professor Emeritus of History at UBC, where he taught European and world history for 45 years. Chris is an expert on German urban history and has travelled extensively in Germany and lectured at various German universities. He has also published two books on the history of pre-modern cities in Europe and received a UBC Killam Teaching Prize in 1997.

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alumni UBC Travel Club Cultural Explorations Alumni Expeditions
Tour Cost (per person):
C$5895  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

What’s included: Accommodation based on double occupancy; transportation by private coach; most meals; experienced local English-speaking guides; all sightseeing and entrance fees; all taxes and gratuities; exclusive presentations and insights by Chris Friedrichs; fully escorted by your Worldwide Quest Tour Director.

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