cancelled Berlin's New Mainstream: Hackesche Hofe
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 09:30 - 12:30
Change is Berlin's most consistent feature - and the courtyards are
a witness to people's lives - past and present: with an area of about
10,000 square meters, the Hackesche Hofe is the largest preserved courtyard
in Europe. The complex built in 1906 consists of eight interlinking courtyards
in an Art Nouveu style with elegant ceramic facades. The Hofe symbolizes
Berlin's new Mitte: having miraculously survived two wars, the forgotten,
crumbling buildings were restored in the mid-1990s using the old plans.
Today, they house an up market collection of shops, galleries, theaters,
cabarets, cafes and restaurants and are still a lively meeting point of
young and old. During this tour, walk along the Auguststrasse, the core
of Berlin's Eastern gallery district. Visit the Jewish Scheunenviertel
quarter, formerly the center of immigrant community, and since the fall
of the wall Berlin's hot cultural center and main nightlife district.
Rate per person: Euro 30
City tour including Palace Charlottenburg
Tuesday, April 12, 2005 13:30 - 16:30
Palace Charlottenburg, the largest and most beautiful palace in Berlin,
is a shining example of baroque architecture. It was built from 1695-99
as a summer residence for Sophie Charlotte, the consort of Elector Friedrich
III, to plans by Johann Arnold Nering and Marin Grunberg. In the only
preserved Hohenzollern Castle in Berlin, the Knobelsdorff Wing, you visit
the rooms occupied by Friedrich der Grosse and works of his royal painters.
The guided tour ends with a walk through the beautiful royal park followed
by a short city tour of Berlin.
Rate per person: Euro 38
- All tours include entrance fees as per itinerary and touring in an
air-conditioned bus with the service of an English-speaking guide.
- Rates for all tours are based on minimum of 20 participants per tour.
Changes in routes, departure/arrival times may occur for reasons beyond
- Please bring comfortable walking shoes.