Friday 8 to Monday 11 November 2019
By direct flights to/from Berlin
Accommodation in a 4* hotel, breakfast included
Due to full flights we can no longer automatically accept registrations for this trip.
If you still would like to join, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0495-345144 (Edgar).
We will try to find alternative flight routes or times for you.
“Das tritt nach meiner Kenntnis … ist das sofort … unverzüglich.“
“It comes into effect, according to my information, immediately”
– Günter Schabowski, East Berlin, November 9th 1989
With these two words, Günter Schabowski (1929 –2015), the official spokesperson of the Socialist Unity Party of the DDR, accidentally mis-phrased his answer to a question of a reporter posed during a press conference. The question concerned a new policy that would lift travel restrictions for East Germans. His answer immediately raised popular expectations and caused an unstoppable chain reaction. Thousands of people flocked to the 6 official boarder crossings in Berlin, vastly outnumbering the border guards who were hesitant to use deadly force. At 23h30, only 4,5 hours after the press conference, Stasi officer Harald Jäger at the Bornholmer Strasse crossing, opened the gates. The images went all over the world. The Berlin Wall, which separated the city for over 28 years, had finally fallen.
During this unique weekend trip we will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The program will take you to places in and around Berlin that ultimately led to one of the most dates of or modern world history. We will learn more about Berlin before and during WWI, the inter war period and the rise of the Nazi regime, during WWII, and the post-war communist period that divided the city for decades. And finally we gain a better understanding of the new Berlin, which is ever more developing into modern metropolis. We visit the city exactly 30 years after the Wall fell, 81 years after the Kristallnacht, and 101 years after the end of the first World War. It is therefore the perfect weekend to learn more about this fascinating, dynamic and beautiful city.
What is included?
- direct return flights to/from Berlin
- 1 carry-on bag (12kg max)
- 1 carry-on personal item (e.g. umbrella or purse)
- return transfer by taxi or private bus to/from our hotel
- local public transportation (possibly private bus)
- 3 nights in a nice 3* hotel near Kurfürstendamm
- 3 delicious breakfast buffets
- guided city tour by bus (and a bit by foot)
- local transportation for city tour
- visit to Checkpoint Charlie
- visit to Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
- visit to Berlin Wall Memorial
- visit to Stasi Museum
- visit to Potsdam
- reserved visit to Berlin Fernsehturm (206 meter!)
- all entrance fees of place we visit
- … and more!
- a great group of international people
- a lifetime expat memory
- 3 nights in a 5* hotel near Kurfürstendamm
- Single room (both hotels)
- 23kg checked-in luggage
- Amazing Vivid Grand Show, Friedrichspalast
Who can join this trip?
Expat Club is open to welcome everyone who feels like joining an open-minded international group of expats and Belgians. Most of us live and work in Brussels, but if you live elsewhere, you are equally welcome.
- Members & non-members
- Expats & (international) Belgians
- All ages, including children
- Singles / couples / retirees / friends / colleagues / families
Families and small groups
Families or small groups are more than welcome on this trip to Berlin. Children get a discount, but due to the nature of this trip we suggest a minimum age of 12. A discount of €200 is available for children from 12 to 17 years of age. Trip/quadruple and family rooms may be available upon request (contact us by at email@example.com).