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Poland, East Germany & World War II

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This World War II tour in Poland and East Germany is the perfect vacation for those who are interested in World War II. Your tour starts in Warsaw and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll visit cities, concentration camps, and places important during World War II—with overnights in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Dresden, Berlin, Weimar, Nuremberg, and Munich.

Throughout this tour, you’ll visit some of the concentration camps used during World War II. Visit the most famous, Auschwitz and Birkenau, where you’ll see chilling reminders of the Holocaust. You’ll visit the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar. Constructed in 1937, it was one of the largest concentration camps. You’ll also visit the site of the former Dachau concentration camp, which started out as a work camp for German dissidents.

In Krakow, you’ll visit the Oskar Schindler Factory, a museum devoted to the wartime experiences in Krakow and made famous in the movie Schindler’s List. You’ll visit the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600 (if available), where you’ll learn about the background and repercussions of the trials at the original location where they were held. You’ll also visit the Documentation Center and Zeppelin Field, where thousands of people gathered for Nazi rallies. These experiences are some of the special inclusions Globus offers to ensure your vacation is unique.

World War II brought devastation to the cities that were bombed, and you’ll visit some of those cities. In Dresden, enjoy a guided walking tour of this city that was badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945 and has since been restored. In Berlin, visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a symbol of reconciliation.

All of this and much more are included in this fabulous World War II tour in Poland and East Germany.

City Highlights

WARSAW Welcome dinner at a local restaurant; guided sightseeing, visit the Cathedral of St. JohnKRAKOW Guided sightseeing, visit St. Mary’s Church; [LF] guided visit of the Oskar Schindler Factory; guided walking tour of Kazimierz, visit the Remuh SynagogueAUSCHWITZ & BIRKENAU Visit the sites of the former concentration campsWROCLAW Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral and the market squareDRESDEN Guided walking tour, visit the Zwinger Palace Courtyard; [LF] dinner at a local restaurantTORGAU [LF] See the monument commemorating the meeting of the US and Soviet forces; visit the courtyard of Hartenfels CastleBERLIN Guided sightseeing, take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial ChurchWEIMAR OrientationBUCHENWALD Visit the site of the former concentration campNUREMBERG [LF] Visit the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Court Room 600 (if available), Document Center, Zeppelin Field; walking tour of the Old Town; [LF] a special dinner at a local restaurantDACHAU Visit the site of the former concentration campMUNICH Visit Marienplatz; farewell dinnerHeadsets throughout the tour

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Warsaw, special dinners in Dresden and Nuremberg, and a farewell dinner in Munich.

Notes

NOTES: Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the travellerHitler’s Eagle’s Nest is normally open from mid-May to end-September. Check with your Tour Director for the availability of this excursion

Transportation

Motorcoach; Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

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