On this beautiful tour put together by Seagull Tours, you will see and experience where East meets West!! This is quite a mouthful! But if you look at names like Berlin, Prague, Budapest and Vienna, you come to the conclusion that the claim may just be true.
In Berlin we visit the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag building and the Kaiser Wilhelmus Gedächtenis (memorial) Church. Built in the 1890’s, the building was severely damaged during WWII. The famous Berlin Wall is no longer there, and only small sections were kept as a reminder to the period after WWII, when Berlin was a artificially divided city and Germany a divided country. Check Point Charley is no longer there, only a busy street. The last relics from the divided city period can be viewed in a museum.
We also visit Cecilianhof in Potsdam, where the outcome of the war and the division of Eastern Europe after WWII were negotiated by the US President Trueman, the British prime minister Churchill (replaced by Attlee) and the Russian dictator Stalin.
We also pay a visit to Meissen, world-famous for its hand-made porcelain
It is time to move on, and we head for the home of the famous Waltz King, Johann Strauss the second. You will be struck by the old-world elegance of Vienna, also famous for its coffee shops, the Schönbrunn Palace, the Hofburg, till 1918 centre of gigantic Habsburg Empire. You will be whisked away by beautiful music performed by the Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra performed in the State Opera.
The last stop on this interesting tour is Budapest on the Danube River. Budapest is the capital of Hungary and is a very beautiful city. We board a luxury boat for a river cruse that will enable us to get an unusual view of Buda and Pest, the two cities on opposing banks of the Danube River that make up Budapest. We visit the Fisherman’s Bastion, a Neo-Romanesque monument for the Fisherman’s Guild erected on a square from medieval times, where fish was once sold. In the Heroes’ Square, a relic of a proud era in Hungary’s history, the Millenium Celebrations opened in 1896.
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