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Weimar is also the place where, post-WWI, the constitution of the German Reich, known by historians as the Weimar Republic (1919–33), was drafted, though there are strangely few reminders of this historical moment. Nearby, the unadorned, unaltered remains of the Buchenwald concentration camp provide sobering testament to the crimes of the subsequent Nazi regime.


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Visit: National Museum of Iceland, Reykjavik, Capital RegionThe National Museum displays objects that provide insight into Icelandic cultural history - displays that encourage visitors to dwell on the past, present and future. The museum aims to nurture knowledge and innovation while maintaining a wide perspective and sense of community.Duration: 2 hoursVisit: National Gallery of Iceland (Listasafn Islands), Reykjavik, Capital RegionThe National Gallery of Iceland is a national museum and the main emphasis of the collection is on 19th and 20th century Icelandic art, but international art is featured as well. The museum owns the most valuable collection of works by Icelandic artists in the country. The collection also includes an impressive array of works by internationally renowned artists such as, Pablo Picasso, Edward Munch, Karel Appel, Hans Hartung, Victor Vasarely, Richard Serra and Richard Tuttle.Duration: 1 hourVisit: Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhus, Reykjavik, Capital RegionThe old harbour warehouse, Hafnarhús, offers a progressive exhibition program with local and international contemporary artists. The works of key figures, as well as established and emerging current artists are presented in six galleries.Hafnarhús is also home to the works of Erró (b. 1932), a significant player in the international pop art scene.Hafnarhús is located in the oldest part of Reykjavik, where the town’s boats and first docks lay. The building was erected in the 1930s and at the time it was one of the largest buildings in the country.Duration: 2 hoursVisit: Reykjavik Art Museum Asmundarsafn, Reykjavik, Capital RegionThe sculptor Ásmundur Sveinsson (1893–1982) designed, worked and lived in this beautiful building now serving as a part of Reykjavík Art Museum. The white dome structure is surrounded by Sveinsson’s sculptures in the garden, both his earlier massive figures and his later light abstract compositions. The inside of the building offers a unique experience as the artist’s design, inspired by vernacular Mediterranean architecture, is a stand-alone work of art. Sveinsson’s work is often exhibited in there along with the works of other modern or contemporary artists.Duration: 1 hourVisit: Reykjavik Art Museum Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavik, Capital RegionKjarvalsstaðir houses the works of one of Iceland’s most influential and recognised artists, Jóhannes S. Kjarval. The exhibitions at Kjarvalsstaðir focus primarily on paintings and sculptures of the established masters of modern art.The building is a fine example of Nordic modernism, it features floor-to ceiling windows that look onto the beautiful Klambratún ParkDuration: 1 hourVisit: Reykjavik Maritime Museum, Reykjavik, Capital RegionThe exhibition Fish & folk – 150 years of fisheries at the Reykjavík Maritime Museum is about the history of the Icelandic fisheries, from the time when rowing boats gave way to large fishing vessels in the late 19th century, through to the 21st century. This rich history is told from the perspective of Iceland’s biggest fishing port, Reykjavík. The Maritime Museum’s setting is an appropriate one, as the building once housed a flourishing fish factory.Duration: 1 hourVisit: Arbaer Open Air Museum, Reykjavik, Capital RegionÁrbær was an established farm well into the 20th century, and the museum opened there in 1957. Árbær is now an open air museum with more than 20 buildings which form a town square, a village and a farm. Most of the buildings have been relocated from central Reykjavik.Duration: 3 hoursVisit: The Settlement Exhibition, Reykjavik, Capital RegionThe Settlement Exhibition - Reykjavik 871± 2 deals with the settlement of Reykjavík. The exhibition is based on scholars theories on what the heritage sites in central Reykjavík can tell us about the life and work of the first settlers. The focus of the exhibition is the remains of a hall from the Settlement Age which was excavated in 2001. The hall was inhabited from 930-1000. North of the hall are two pieces of turf, remnants of wall which was clearly built shortly before 871. This is one of the oldest man-made structures so far found in Iceland.Duration: 1 hourVisit: Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Reykjavik, Capital RegionThe museum’s exhibitions focus on Icelandic photography, works from Collection and works of foreign photographers. The museum exhibits both historical and contemporary photography in artistic- social- and cultural context.Duration: 1 hourVisit: Videy Island, Reykjavik, Capital RegionUnspoiled nature reigns on island of Viðey, which has a unique place in Icelandic history. Birdlife abounds on the island, while out­stand­ing works of modern art also make their mark. We hope you enjoy your stay and that you help us keep the island the trea­surous pearl that it is.Duration: 3 hoursVisit: Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum, Kopavogur, Capital RegionGerðarsafn is a progressive museum with an emphasis on modern and contemporary art, located in the heart of Kópavogur. Gerðarsafn offers temporary exhibitions with works by Icelandic and international contemporary artists as well as displaying the museum collection. The exhibition program echoes the museum‘s status as the only Icelandic museum built in honor of a female artist.Duration: 1 hourVisit: Natural History Museum of Kopavogur, Reykjavik, Capital RegionThe museum divides into two categories, geological and zoological. The geological part focuses on the formation of Iceland and the major types of rocks and minerals. The zoological part focuses (with few exceptions) on Icelandic birds, mammals, fish and invertebrates. The museum staff provides guidance, if requested. If possible, the guidance is adapted to the interest, age and language of our guests. Guidance should preferably be reserved in advance, especially for groups. Guidance is a part of our service and therefore always free.Duration: 1 hourVisit: Reykjavik Family park and Zoo, Reykjavik, Capital RegionNot just farm animalsThere are a lot more animals at the zoo than most people think. Icelandic farm animals, mammals from the country's wildlife, in addition to a small exhibition of reptiles, amphibians and insects.Fun for everyone at anytime of the yearPlaygrounds are open in the summertime as well as on the weekends during the winter, weather permitting. Castles, zip-lines and other equipment are always open. It's also nice to just stroll around in the beautiful surroundings.Duration: 2 hoursVisit: The Culture House, Reykjavik, Capital RegionAt the Culture House, the exhibition Points of View – a journey through the visual world of Iceland is on permanent view. The exhibition gives visitors a unique opportunity to view the collections of six major Icelandic cultural institutions. Artworks of various styles and mediums are presented thematically alongside museum objects and archival materials such as books and maps. Duration: 1 hourVisit: Adalstraeti, Reykjavik, Capital RegionAðalstræti 10 is a museum and an exhibition space. It is part of Reykjavík City Museum – one museum in five unique places. Duration: 30 minutesVisit: Sigurjon Olafsson Museum, Reykjavik, Capital RegionThe Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum is dedicated to exhibiting works by the Icelandic sculptor, Sigurjón Ólafsson. It was founded in 1984 by the artist's widow Birgitta Spur, as a tribute to her late husband. She had the artist's studio at Laugarnes converted to an exhibition space to house a large collection of his works.Duration: 1 hourVisit: Asgrimur Jonsson Collection (Safn Asgrims Jonssonar), Reykjavik, Capital RegionÁsgrímur Jónsson (1876–1958) was one of the pioneers of Icelandic visual art and the first Icelandic painter to make art his main profession. Ásgrímur was born on March 4th, 1876 on the farm Suðurkot in Rútsstaðahverfi in South Iceland's Flói region. In 1897 he moved to Copenhagen, where he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Art from 1900 to 1903. Ásgrímur stayed abroad until 1909 and spent his last winter in Italy. On his way to and from Italy he stopped in Berlin and Weimar and saw, among others, the works of the French Impressionists, which made a deep impact on him.Duration: 45 minutesVisit: Laugardalslaug, Reykjavik, Capital RegionReykjavík City runs seven public thermal pools (sundlaugar) which are heated with geothermal water and are part of the city's policy of encouraging public sports and healthy lifestyle. The pools offer steam baths, saunas, hot tubs and jacuzzis. Much is done to ensure safety of guests and all staff receive regular training and instructions on safety-related issues.Duration: 2 hoursVisit: Kopavogslaug, Kopavogur, Capital RegionReykjavík City runs seven public thermal pools (sundlaugar) which are heated with geothermal water and are part of the city's policy of encouraging public sports and healthy lifestyle. The pools offer steam baths, saunas, hot tubs and jacuzzis. Much is done to ensure safety of guests and all staff receive regular training and instructions on safety-related issues.Duration: 2 hoursVisit: Sundhollin Public Baths, Reykjavik, Capital RegionReykjavík City runs seven public thermal pools (sundlaugar) which are heated with geothermal water and are part of the city's policy of encouraging public sports and healthy lifestyle. The pools offer steam baths, saunas, hot tubs and jacuzzis. Much is done to ensure safety of guests and all staff receive regular training and instructions on safety-related issues.Duration: 2 hoursVisit: Grafarvogslaug, Reykjavik, Capital RegionReykjavík City runs seven public thermal pools (sundlaugar) which are heated with geothermal water and are part of the city's policy of encouraging public sports and healthy lifestyle. The pools offer steam baths, saunas, hot tubs and jacuzzis. Much is done to ensure safety of guests and all staff receive regular training and instructions on safety-related issues.Duration: 2 hoursVisit: Vesturbaejarlaug, Reykjavik, Capital RegionReykjavík City runs seven public thermal pools (sundlaugar) which are heated with geothermal water and are part of the city's policy of encouraging public sports and healthy lifestyle. The pools offer steam baths, saunas, hot tubs and jacuzzis. Much is done to ensure safety of guests and all staff receive regular training and instructions on safety-related issues.Duration: 2 hoursVisit: Arbaejarlaug swimming pool, Reykjavik, Capital RegionReykjavík City runs seven public thermal pools (sundlaugar) which are heated with geothermal water and are part of the city's policy of encouraging public sports and healthy lifestyle. The pools offer steam baths, saunas, hot tubs and jacuzzis. Much is done to ensure safety of guests and all staff receive regular training and instructions on safety-related issues.Duration: 2 hours

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Expert-Led Private Jewish Heritage Tour in Berlin

This private tour traces the complex, 800-year history of the Jewish population in Berlin. In the company of a historian, we will explore the triumphs that Jewish thinkers, artists, public figures and common people achieved in this city while also investigating the tragedies that they suffered. Although Jews first arrived in Berlin in the 13th century, the first synagogue—the so-called Old Synagogue—was only established in 1714 in the wake of the Friedrich Wilhelm I’s tentative steps toward religious toleration. We will therefore begin our walk at Heidereutgasse, the site of this synagogue, using its foundations (all that remain of the building) to build up an image of Jewish history during the Medieval and Renaissance periods. From here we will make our way to the neighborhood once known as the Scheunenviertel (“Barn Quarter”), the center of Berlin Jewish life from the 18th century onwards. Passing numerous sites of historical and contemporary significance—including synagogues, schools, and the old Jewish cemetery (in use from 1672 to 1827)—we will explore the cultural and commercial successes of Berlin’s Jews, successes that reached their peak in the Weimar years (1919-1933). It was during this period that Max Reinhardt staged his plays, Arnold Schoenberg and Kurt Weill composed their music, Max Liebermann . As we chronicle this history, however, we will also discuss the insidious parallel growth of anti-Semitism during the same period, which burst dramatically and disastrously to the surface after the ascendance of the Nazis in 1933. Beginning with the Nuremberg Laws, which systematically stripped Jews of various human, political, and economic rights and proceeding through the horrors of deportation and genocide between 1941 and 1943, we'll look at a number of significant vestiges of the Holocaust that are woven into the fabric of the city, including the Missing House graphic at Grosse Hamburger Strasse 15/16, which lists the names of former Jewish residents; the Abandoned Room at Koppenplatz, which serves as a reminder of the Jews taken on Kristallnacht; and some of the city’s 1,400 Stolpersteine (“stumbling blocks”), which are designed to recall the fates of all the victims of the Nazi policies. As we discuss this dark period of Berlin's history we'll also include sites that recall secret resistance to the Third Reich. Our walk will also include sites that emphasize the complexity of Jewish history in Berlin and the efforts of contemporary German society to find appropriate means of commemoration: the New Synagogue in Oranienburger Strasse, with its recently reconstructed golden dome, and Peter Eisenman’s controversial Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. These two sites perfectly encapsulate the purpose of this walk, which is to understand the social, intellectual and cultural achievements of the Jewish community in Berlin while simultaneously underlining its trials and tragedies.

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Third Reich Walking Tour in Munich

In the morning, meet your guide in Marienplatz, Munich’s pretty central square.  See the old head office of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP), an earlier name for Hitler’s growing political party. See the Hofbrauhaus beer hall, where Hitler gave a public speech about the goals of the fledgling Nazi Party to a small audience in 1921. Stop frequently to listen to your guide explain the significance of various buildings and locations. Walk by sights associated with brutal Nazi acts including the Feldherrnhalle on the famous Odeonsplatz square, the site of a deadly clash between the Bavarian troops and the Nazis in 1923 following an attempted overthrow of the local Weimar government by Hitler’s men. During the tour, you’ll also see a poignant memorial dedicated to those who died at the hands of the Nazis and the Documentation Center for the History of National Socialism, which opened on the site of the former Brown House, the Nazi Party headquarters. Then, continue to the city to other fascinating sites including the Haus der Kunst art museum, and many more sights.  Your tour concludes in central Munich, near the Hofbrauhaus.

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Private Tour from Salzburg to Budapest via Vienna

ItineraryDay 1: Salzburg - ViennaStop At: Melk Abbey, Melk, Lower AustriaMelk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque ensembles. Its splendid architecture is famous worldwide and part of UNESCO’s world cultural heritage. The Baroque building situated on a rock overlooking the Danube, in the Wachau region, ranks as one of Austria’s most visited art-historical sites. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Durnstein Castle, Durnstein, Lower AustriaHave lunch at this beautiful village and experience the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprissoned (Robin Hood Story). Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Stift Durnstein, Durnstein, Lower AustriaDürnstein Abbey is a baroque treasure wherein Provost Hieronymus Übelbacher (1710-1740) brilliantly managed to translate the spirit and faith of the time into the language of architecture. We'll dropp you off right in the village center from where you can walk from one side of the village to the other, where you'll meet your guide again.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: St. Stephen's Cathedral, ViennaAfter check in at your Vienna hotel, it's time to relax in the town center of Vienna and take a stroll along the 'Kaerntnerstrasse', the location of Vienna's landmark, the St. Stephen's Cathedral.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: ViennaStop At: Historic Center of Vienna, ViennaStart your day leisurely and visit the historic center of Vienna by your before you'll meet your private local guide after lunch at your Vienna hotel.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Schonbrunn Palace, ViennaYour private guide will drop you off right at the entrance of Schoenbrunn Palace, time to do the Imperial Tour of Schoenbrunn.This tour will give you a picture of the different stylistic eras of the imperial monarchy and the lifes of the palace´s inhabitants. You will see the state rooms and private apartments of Franz Joseph and Sisi.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Schloss und Park Belvedere, Weimar, ThuringiaThe Baroque Belvedere palaces, Prince Eugene of Savoy’s summer residence, were designed by Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt, one of Central Europe’s greatest Baroque architects. Belvedere keeps some of the most famous pictures world-wide such as paintings from Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt. The Kiss (Lovers) by Gustav Klimt is the most famous Austrian painting and the highlight of the permanent collection at the Upper Belvedere.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Vienna - BudapestStop At: Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Central HungaryArriving at Budapest, you will get a brief tour of the city, including a drive to the fisherman's Bastion with a great view over Budapest and a visit of the chainbridge. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest, Central HungaryAfter hotel check in explore the pedestrian area of Budapest by your own.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Weimar by foot with professional guide

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Goethe Schiller Denkmal, Weimar, ThuringiaHere you will see the Iconic statue of two German writers and get to know about them.Duration: 12 minutesStop At: Stadtschloss WeimarVisit the famous city hall.Duration: 12 minutesStop At: Rathaus Weimar, Weimar, ThuringiaAfter visiting the Town Hall, discover the marketplace here.Duration: 12 minutesStop At: Cranach HouseVisit the renaissance house of painter Lucas Cranach.Duration: 12 minutesStop At: Duchess Anna Amalia LibraryYou will see one of the famous library of Germany, with its origins from the 18th century.Duration: 12 minutesStop At: Park an der Ilm, Weimar, ThuringiaVisit the landscaped park from the 18th century which was influenced by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and is also considered as a World Heritage site.Duration: 12 minutesStop At: Goethe's HouseGet to know about the tales of the Goethe Family's House museum.Duration: 12 minutesStop At: Universitätsbibliothek der Bauhaus-Universität WeimarDiscover the collections of Bauhaus books in the Weimar University Library.Duration: 12 minutesStop At: Deutsches Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar, Weimar, ThuringiaVisit the twin institution - German theatre and musical organisation.Duration: 12 minutesStop At: FürstengruftYou will see the Historic cemetery which is ducal burial chapel of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.Duration: 12 minutes

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Central & Eastern Europe Highlights

Central and Eastern Europe is the crossroads of a continent, and it has the castles, palaces, and monuments to prove it. This 12-day tour crosses four countries and makes stops in many of the biggest cities in Europe – Berlin, Vienna, Prague, and Budapest among them. You’ll have the chance to connect with history in medieval Český Krumlov and visit marketplaces, castles, and gothic cathedrals for a taste of culture that transcends eras. With orientation walks and various included activities, you’ll have plenty of free time to make this region your own. Empires may rise and fall, but the spirit of this region is immutable.