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Germany (Ger 200, 3 credit, IL, GH)

May 18-28, 2009 - Tour# 4024
$1950 - (Includes airfair, taxes and fues surcharge of #306)

Day 1 Monday, May 18 - Departure

Depart from Philadelphia International airport for Nuremberg, Germany via Paris with Air France. Flight AF 365 leaves at 6:40 p.m. from Philadelphia. Check-in should be around 4:00 p.m Arrive in Nuremberg at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Day 2 Tuesday, May 19 - Nuremberg

Guided city tour and free time for leisure. Overnight at Youth Hostel Nuremberg.

Day 3 Wednesday, May 20 - Nuremberg

Morning tour of the "Documenta" including a presentation by the Department of Education. Topic: Hitler and Nuremberg. Afternoon tour of Sebalduskirche and Lorenzkirche. Topics: The Great Masters of Nuremberg, Destruction During the War Years. Dinner. Overnight at Youth Hostel Nuremberg.

Day 4 Thursday, May 21 - Eisenach

Morning tour of Albrecht Durer House. Transfer to Eisenach by train (second class seats). Overnight at Youth Hostel Artur Becker.

Day 5 Friday, May 22 - Eisenach

Morning guided tour of Wartburg Castle. Afternoon presentation at the Bach Museum followed by a Luther dinner at the Eisenacher Hof. Overnight at Youth Hostel Artur Becker.

Day 6 Saturday, May 23 - Eisenach

Orientation tour of Weimar. Guided tour of Buchenwald Concentration Camp including discussion session. Overnight at Youth Hostel Artur Becker.

Day 7 Sunday, May 24 - Berlin

Morning transfer to Berlin by train (second class seats). Presentation at Kaethe Kollwitz Museum. Topic: Issues of the Current Administration, Symbolism of the Reichstag. Orientation tour by public transportation - 'Berlin by Night'. Overnight at Hotel Agon Alexanderplatz.

Day 8 Monday, May 25 - Berlin

Morning guided tour of the Reichstag including discussion session. Topics: Issues of the Current Administration, Symbolism of the Reichstag. Afternoon guided tour of German History Museum including discussion session. Topic: Germany's Development into a Democratic Nation State. Overnight at Hotel Agon Alexanderplatz.

Day 9 Tuesday, May 26 - Berlin

Guided tour of Stasi Museum including lecture. Topic: Guard Your Freedoms! Dinner. Overnight at Hotel Agon Alexanderplatz.

Day 10 Wednesday, May 27 - Berlin

Guided tour of Pergammon Museum including lecture. Overnight at Hotel Agon Alexanderplatz.

Day 11 Thursday, May 28 - Return

Return to Philadelphia via Paris. Flight AF 1435 leaves at 9:55 a.m. and arrives Philadelphia at 3:50 p.m..

Air Schedule

The exact timing of these flights is subject to change and will be reconfirmed. Check-in at the airport should be three hours prior to departure time.

DATE FLIGHT NO: FROM TO DEP ARR
May 18 AF 365 PHL CDG 1840 0825
May 19 AF 5518 CDG NUE 1005 1130
May 28 AF 1435 TXL CDG 0955 1140
May 28 AF 366 CDG PHL 1330 1550
Hotel Address

Youth Hostel Jugendherberg Nuremberg
Burg 2
90403 Nurnberg
Tel: 011 49 911 23 09 3612
Fax: 011 49 911 23 09 3611
Manager: Herr Klaus Mannel
jhnuernberg@djh-bayern.de
http://www.nuernberg.jugendherberge.de/

Youth Hostel Artur Becker
Marienthal 24
99817 Eisenach
Phone: 011 49 36 43 23 40

Hotel Agon Alexanderplatz
Mollstrasse 4
D-10178 Berlin
Phone: 011 49 30 275 7270

Cost information for the Germany Trip

Price for the trip - $1,950.00
Nine nights accommodation in twin room at youth hostels and hotels listed above.

This price includes:

  • Round trip flights from Philadelphia to Nuremberg and return from Berlin with Air France
  • Airport security taxes and 'Q' tax (fuel surcharge) at $ 306.00 (subject to adjustment at time of ticketing)
  • Nine nights accommodation in twin room at youth hotel and hotels listed above
  • Breakfast daily
  • All transportation and admission charges
  • Assistance of Heidi Deren during your stay

The price does not include:

  • Single room supplement.
  • Cost of personal items such as phone, drinks, laundry, etc.
  • Meals other than specified.
  • Optional travel insurance.
  • Passport and visa fee

Everyone needs a passport valid until November 28, 2009. If you are not an American citizen, a visa may be required. Please check and arrange this well ahead of the tour departure date. http://www.traveldocs.com/np/vr.htm

A green card is compulsory for returning to the United States.

Course Registration

A Penn State 3-credit independent study course, i.e. not requiring regular attendance at York campus, is offered. The course is listed with the Penn State International Studies trips as German 200. Approved full-time students at all Penn State campuses are eligible to take the course at no additional cost.

To establish eligibility at any Penn State campus, the student should obtain his/her adviser's permission to register then receive the confirmation of approval from the York director of academic affairs and from the teacher of the course. The courses may also be taken by non-Penn State students for transfer credit or by Penn State students, who are not enrolled in a full-time status, but in those cases the applicable tuition fee will apply.

Course Description

GER 200 (GH:IL) Contemporary German Culture (3) Germany since World War I, its politics economics, society, arts, and educational system in the international context; conducted in English.

Contemporary German Culture (3)
General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities

Registration

Registration online: Register online by visiting www.celestialvoyagers.com, then mail your deposit immediately with a copy of your passport, if available, along with the optional travel insurance amount to:

Celestial Voyagers
79 Watermill Lane
Great Neck, NY 11021

Registration by mail:
All registrations for this trip should be submitted online

Terms & Conditions

Deposit $500 is due immediately ($150 of which is nonrefundable)

Balance due no later than March 18, 2009

All check payments to be made out to Celestial Voyagers escrow account. Your deposit secures your reservation with the airline, the hotel and other suppliers.

Credit card payments:
We accept Visa and Master Card.

Cancellation:
All cancellations must be received in writing. In case of cancellation the following penalties will apply:

  • $150 processing fee will apply upon receipt of the written cancellation notice.
  • Penalty of 50 percent of the cost of the trip if written cancellation is received between March 19 and April 15, 2009.
  • Penalty of 100 percent of the cost of the trip if written cancellation is received after April 15, 2009 or for no show
 

 

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