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Handcraft and Tradition Tour - Go East

German Handcraft and Culinary Delights

Discover German handcraft and tradition, enjoy culinary delights and experience historic and artistic German products – all handmade and typical for the unique characters of East German Regions.

 German Porcelain - Traditional Handcraft made in Meissen, Germany Traditional German Glass-blowing handcraft in Lauscha - Thuringia German culinary specialty - Christmas cake made in Dresden, Germany


German Handcraft Tour itinerary - Example
(10 days, Friday - Sunday, on land: 8 nights)


Day 1: Individual departure from the U.S. or elsewhere

Day 2: Individual arrival and activities in Berlin. Welcome Dinner in the modern German capital  Berlin - one of the most spirited and exciting cities in the world! O
vernight stay: Berlin

Day 3: Historic village museum “Spreewald” in Luebbenau (garbs, tatting, artistic Easter eggs, reed covered cottages, rowing boat building), 
Porcelain manufacture Meissen, evening in the Saxon capital Dresden. Overnight stay: Dresden

Day 4: Historic Dresden and river Elbe  – former royal residence for Saxon kings with famous cafés (german cakes, Christmas specialty "Dresdener Stollen"), sightseeing tour river Elbe valley. Overnight stay: Dresden

Day 5: High quality
watchmaker “Glashuette”, world famous toymaker village Seiffen in the Erzgebirge mountains (artistic wooden angels, Christmas pyramids, nutcrackers and more) with tourist silver ore mine “Molchner Stollen”. Overnight stay: Erfurt

 Traditional German food handcraft - the culinary specialty: BBQ sausages made in Thuringia, Germany German culinary delight - chocolate manufacture handcraft German tradition and modern handcraft - watch making Glashuette, Germany

Day 6:  Thuringia's capital Erfurt (with famous cathedral and old town, sightseeing tour), Grill sausages Thuringian style “Rostbratwurst” and technical museum “flour mill” in Erfurt. UNESCO World Heritage site Luther fortress Wartburg in Eisenach. Overnight stay: Erfurt 
 

Day 7:   Glass-blowing manufacturer in the Thuringian village Lauscha – a German tradition for over 400 years! (artistic christmas glitter balls, figures, vases etc.), microbrewery Singen (smallest family run brewery in Germany, over 100 years old traditional brew technology), Transromanica monastery ruin Paulinzella. Overnight stay: Erfurt

Day 8: Potsdam (sightseeing tour UNESCO World Heritage Sites: palace and park  Sanssouci, historic own market, palace Cecilienhof) and Chocolate manufacturer Potsdam. Overnight stay: Berlin

Day 9: Sightseeing tour historic Berlin (UNESCO World Heritage site Museum Island, Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Cathedral and more), boat trip, individual activities, Farewell dinner in historic  Berlin. Overnight stay: Berlin

Day 10: Individual departure from Berlin and individual arrival in the U.S. or elsewhere

 Traditional German handcraft - toy making from the Erzgebirge region, Germany German beer - traditional handcraft and culinary delight Mustard Mill - traditional handcraft made in Thuringia - Germany

During this tour you will see a very-faceted East Germany: history and modernity, dynamic cities and small villages, castles and ruins, parks and forests, churches and monasteries and much more...
 

                                                                                            
 

We - The German American Connection (TGAC) - are specialized in customized private tours on request. We offer tailor-made escorted tours for individuals and groups and we offer a comprehensive trip planning service for independent travelers on self-guided tours.


Please contact us for your travel arrangements.



Tour details and travel dates ON REQUEST!

                                                                                            

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