Berlin

Modern Europe Highlights

With some of Europe’s greatest cities on our itinerary this program will be an unforgettable journey. We want to make sure each day is an opportunity for you to learn about, explore, and experience the local culture in its many forms, from monuments and museums to concerts and cuisine. For more information please visit Modern Europe ...

Off the Beaten Path: Graffiti Tours (Berlin)

Off the Beaten Path: Graffiti Tours (Berlin) Traveling can bring about a monotony of site seeing that can often bore even the most intrigued traveler. It’s typical to land in a place and go to a museum or eat at a cafe, but unless you’re a museum or cafe enthusiast, it can be a snooze fest. Many countries have so much more to offer the ...

by Staff, Imani Bashir

When In…Berlin: Must-Sees and Tips

When In…Berlin While I have been lucky enough to experience many cool cities abroad, Berlin has to be one of my favorites. From the delicious food to the rich history, this German city has it all. Here are a few of my must-sees in Berlin. Enjoy!   Source: https://tinyurl.com/y9j7lfcc 1. Brandenburg Gate One of ...

by Staff, Jolie Blair , Sun Valley, Idaho

Looking Back at Modern Civ

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Modern Europe Trip Highlights

Here's a collection of the best photos on my phone from the trip. It's been a blast, and we still have a whole day left! [caption id="attachment_2072" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin with Arthur Kian[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2073" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Brandenburg Gate in Berlin with our new ...

Vienna’s Cultural History

On day 15, we took a look at Vienna's cultural history with a special private tour of the new opera house, Theater an der Wien. We also caught a glimpse of the Secession building with the golden dome, which is right next door. For lunch, students strolled around the famous Nachsmarkt (where chefs from around Vienna go to get the most fresh and ...

Aufwiedersehen, Berlin – Ahoj Prague!

On day six, Modern Europe students bid Germany "aufwiedersehen" and embarked on a journey to our next stop: Prague. After a short puddle jump to Amsterdam, we landed in Prague in the afternoon and checked into our hotel, a short walk from the main historical center of lovely Prague. Leaving behind the rainy weather of Berlin, Prague greeted ...

Goodbye, Berlin.

Stasi Museum: As soon as we arrived in East Berlin, we felt the oppression from the past. The Stasi Museum, located in the Stasi's old headquarters, was exciting because everything has been left the same... Even the smell of the Stasi remains. Fernsehturm Berlin The overpriced food was well worth the 44-kilometer view. Jazz ...

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow, Berlin

Today was our last day in Berlin! This morning, we had a free morning with a few options. Some students returned to Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial with our documentary filmmakers, Justyna and Max, to help them film a portion of a documentary they are making about Abbey Road Programs. Many students were also interviewed by the ...

Modern Civ Day Vier: Flashback to Life Under the Stasi

Guten Tag! Day Vier: The sun was out, and we were in full force for a day of Cold War East German history. In the morning, we headed out to the Berlin Wall Memorial complex at Bernauer Strasse, one of the places where the wall ran directly in front of buildings, causing many people during 1961 to jump out of their windows to the West. From the ...