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Germany's Romantic Road

11 Jun — 18 Jun 2018 | Tour Director: Colin Bailey

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Colin Bailey, BA, PhD, FSA, FSAScot, FRSA

art historian, former curator and university lecturer

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 0900 on British Airways, arriving Munich 1155. Afternoon: Nymphenburg Park (Baroque former summer residence of Bavarian sovereigns). Transfer to Hotel Torbräu, Munich, for three nights.

Day

2

Morning lecture: Highlights of Alte Pinakothek followed by Alte Pinakothek (14th-18th century European art). Afternoon: walking tour of old Munich including Ludwigskirche (frescoes by Peter Cornelius) and English Garden.

Day

3

Morning lecture: 19th Century Paintings in Munich followed by Neue Pinakothek (German collection plus Gainsborough, Goya, van Gogh, Monet). Afternoon: Villa Stuck (Jugendstil villa with Italian influence, magnificent interior), Schack Galerie (distinguished 19th century German collection).

Day

4

Along Romantische Strasse (Via Claudia Augusta) via medieval Rothenburg ob der Tauber (town hall, Franziskanerkirche, Jakobskirche) and Dinkelsbühl to Würzburg for four nights at Hotel Greifenstein.

Day

5

Morning lecture: Giambattista Tiepolo followed by visit to the Baroque Residenz (Tiepolo frescoes). Afternoon: Marienberg Citadel (Franconian Museum with further work by Riemenschneider).

Day

6

Whole day excursion to Nuremberg: walking tour including Frauentor, Renaissance Mauthalle, Dürer’s house (half-timbered burgher house containing original etchings and woodcuts), St Lorenzkirche (masterpieces by Stoss), 14th century Hospital of Holy Spirit. Afternoon: Germanisches Nationalmuseum (Dürer, Cranach, Stoss carvings).

Day

7

Whole day excursion to Ascha enburg: 17th century Schloss Johannisburg (important collection of German Old Masters) and Ludwig I’s Pompejanum.

Day

8

Morning: walking tour in Würzburg. Depart Frankfurt 1720, arriving Heathrow 1810.

Tour Dates

11 Jun — 18 Jun 2018

Days

8

Cost

£2495

Tour Code

GERR-18

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Cost includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £255.

 
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