• Discover the highlights of the Bauhaus School and modernist design in Germany
•Take in the major centres of Weimar and Dessau alongside the lesser-visited but culturally rewarding towns of Chemnitz, Gera and Jena
• Study the art, architecture and design of the Bauhaus School and related artists, including creations by Walter Gropius, Henry van de Velde and Erich Mendelsohn
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Depart London Heathrow 1050 on British Airways, arriving Berlin 1340. Transfer to Weimar for three nights at Dorint Hotel Am Goethepark.
Morning lecture followed by short walking tour of central Weimar. Visits to former Bauhaus Building (including restored office of Walter Gropius), Walter Gropius monument, Nietzsche Archive and Haus am Horn. Afternoon: Neues Bauhaus Museum.
Whole day excursion to Erfurt and Jena: Margarete Reichardt Haus (former weaving workshop and museum), Walter Gropius’s Haus Auerbach and Ernst Abbe Mausoleum (by van der Velde).
Transfer to Chemnitz via Gera: Haus Schulenburg (by van de Velde). Afternoon in Chemnitz: Gunzenhauser Museum (Expressionist paintings), Chemnitz Public Baths (by Fred Otto). Overnight at Hotel an der Oper, Chemnitz.
Optional walking tour of Chemnitz including exterior of former Schocken department store (by Mendelsohn). Transfer to Dessau for visits to Masters’ Houses, Bauhaus buildings and new Bauhaus Museum followed by Törten housing estate (by Gropius). Overnight at Radisson Blu Fürst Leopold Hotel, Dessau.
Transfer to Berlin via Mendelsohn’s Einstein Tower (exterior). Depart Berlin 1645, arriving Heathrow 1740.
23 Jun — 28 Jun 2020
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A good level of fitness is required for this tour as it involves a significant amount of walking, including over cobbled streets and uphill.
Cost of £2095 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a double bedded room, breakfast, two lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £170.
Own flight reduction: £160