• Discover highlights of the Bauhaus School and modernist design in Germany in its centenary year
• 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, 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 architectural 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: visit to new Bauhaus Museum (opening for the centenary year).
Whole day excursion to Erfurt and Jena: Margarete Reichardt Haus (former weaving workshop and museum), Walter Gropius’s Haus Auerbach (with guided tour by owner), Ernst Abbe Mausoleum (by van der Velde) and Bauhaus Pottery at Dornburg (subject to confirmation).
Transfer to Chemnitz via Gera: Haus Schulenburg (by van de Velde) and Museum of Applied Arts. Afternoon in Chemnitz: Gunzenhauser Museum, Chemnitz Public Baths (by Fred Otto). Overnight stay in Chemnitz at Hotel an der Oper.
Optional walking tour of Chemnitz including exterior of Schocken department store (by Erich Mendelsohn). Transfer to Dessau for visits to Bauhaus buildings and Masters’ Houses and Kornhaus restaurant, followed by visit to Törten housing estate (by Walter Gropius). Overnight stay in Dessau at Radisson Blu Fürst Leopold Hotel.
Transfer to Berlin via Mendelsohn’s Einstein Tower (exterior). Depart Berlin 1645, arriving Heathrow 1740.
25 Jun — 30 Jun 2019
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Cost of £1955 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £165.