Germany: From the Classics to Oom-pah

Students begin their Germany music tour in Berlin, the country’s capital and cultural center. Once a divided city, Berlin offers students the chance to explore both its dark history and its modern vibrancy. The Topography of Terror Museum, built on the site of Nazi headquarters, offers students an opportunity to bring their own musical energy to the milieu. Students will also perform at the Mödlareuth Museum, which memorializes the divided city with a portion of the Berlin Wall. A visit to the Sanssouci Palace offers a great contrast, rivaling the palace of Versailles. Students continue their German journey with a visit to Munich, including the Olympic Stadium and Dachau. Students might recognize Neuschwanstein Castle in the Bavarian hills, the inspiration for Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Castle. Students will be immersed in German culture, food, and language, including a tour of the renowned BMW factory.

 

DAY 1 

  • Overnight flight to Germany

 

 

DAY 2 

  • Arrive in Berlin, Germany
  • Take a walking tour of Berlin:
    • Unter den Linden
    • Reichstag
    • Oviet War Memorial and Cemetery
    • Holocaust Memorial
    • The former location of the SS and Gestapo headquarters
    • Hitler’s Bunker
  • Dinner
  • Hotel check-in

 

 

DAY 3 

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit the Brandenburg Gate and Kurfürstendamm
  • Photo stop at Checkpoint Charlie Museum
  • Lunch
  • Visit the Topography of Terror Museum
    • Performance opportunity
  • Visit Sanssouci Palace
  • Visit Cecilienhof
  • Dinner
  • Arrive hotel

 

 

DAY 4

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit the Mödlareuth wall museum
    • Performance opportunity
  • Continue to Munich
  • Lunch
  • Take a guided tour of Munich:
    • Olympic Stadium
    • Residenz
    • Marienplatz
  • Free time in Munich
  • Dinner
  • Hotel check-in

 

 

DAY 5

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Dachau
  • Attend a German language and culture class
  • Lunch
  • Take a tour at BMW
  • Visit Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Dinner
  • Arrive hotel

DAY 6

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Depart for the USA