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Still Traveling: Buzzing Berlin 

Monday, August 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Four Mondays, August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2022 
2:00-3:15pm (ET) | Virtual Event

Join us to zoom to Berlin for four virtual “trips” in Germany's capital, which is buzzing with history (much good, some not – obviously!) & culture. In fact, it was once called “the Athens on the Spree (River)" because of the significant cultural, scientific and architectural developments and achievements that happened there. Our professional guide Jamie – a long-time resident of Berlin – shares his insights and experiences in this dynamic and exciting city.

Our Virtual “Trips” Include: 

Highlights of Berlin (August 1) 
Experience the thrilling history, main sites and districts of Berlin, one of the most exciting capital cities of Europe. Over time the city has variously been a small medieval market town, a royal capital, and an industrial metropolis. Destroyed in World War 2 and divided by a wall in 1961, today the city is highly modern, but remnants of all of its previous guises are still visible in its cityscape, if you know where to look.

Museum Island (August 8) 
Explore the architecture and collections of art and antiquities on Berlin’s Museum Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Berlin’s most visited attraction. Five museums were built between 1830 and 1930, which today house sculpture, artworks, and other artifacts dating from the prehistoric period through to the 19th century, representing many diverse ancient cultures from Europe, the Mediterranean region and the Near East.

Potsdam, a Royal Residence Town (August 15) 
Journey to the picturesque town of Potsdam, just outside Berlin, chosen as a residence town of the Hohenzollerns, who ruled Prussia and eventually also Imperial Germany through to the end of the First World War. Selected for its charming landscapes, the royal family constructed 21 palaces and villas in and around the town from the 16th through to the 20th centuries, which together form a UNESCO World Heritage Site today.

Berlin’s Jewish Quarter (August 22) 
Discover the history and memorials of Berlin’s Jewish past. The city became one of the primary centers of the Haskalah in the 18th century. Berlin’s Jewish fashion industry was the city’s second biggest industry by the beginning of the 20th century and Berlin’s Jewish owned department stores were the largest in Europe. This success story was brought to a sudden end in the 1930s, but a growing number of modern memorials commemorate Berlin’s Jewish legacy.

Presented in partnership with The Osher Marin JCC and the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance.