Industrial Tour Germany: On this 7-day trip about the industrial history of Germany, you visit the home town of the technical innovation. The places you visit have been a recognized stronghold of inventors, innovators, engineers and industrialists. You learn about industrial heritage sites of the central Germany. On your Industrial Tour Germany you visit such places as Bauhaus in Dessau, the UFA-Studios in Potsdam and the famous porcelain manufacture in Meissen.
Day 1: Berlin
The tour begins in the capital of Germany, Berlin. Your guide will make you familiar with the most outstanding architecture of the city. You will visit the Bauhaus archive in Berlin, if opened (temporary closed till 2020). You follow the tour to the Berlin district of Siemensstadt, where the Siemens-Tower with its huge clock is located. The borough belongs to the UNESCO world heritage. We continue the tour at the Westhafen in Berlin. This district housed a big harbour about 100 years ago. It connects the channels of the river Spree and Havel. At the end of today’s travel program we visit August Borsig’s grave. He was a talented industrial in Berlin. Overnight stay in Berlin.
Day 2: Potsdam
The second day of the tour begins in Potsdam. Here you can see the steam engine, which was invented by August Borsig. After that it’s time to enjoy the beauty of the Sanssouci Palace (from outside) and park. Today you also visit the UFA film studio near Potsdam. It was established in 1911 and is one of the oldest large-scale film studios of that time. Overnight stay in Berlin.
Day 3: Dresden
It’s time to travel to Dresden. On the guided city tour you will see the most well-known sites of the city for example, the rebuilt Church of Our Lady, the Dresden’s Zwinger Palace and the famous Semper Opera. You will have a chance to travel up the hill by the oldest cable railway and enjoy the breathtaking view of the city from above.
The next part of our “Industrial Tour Germany” program is a river cruise on board of the historic paddlewheel steamer. Have a look at Dresden from another perspective. Overnight stay in Dresden.
Day 4: Dresden – Meissen – Moritzburg
Today another chapter of the industrial history awaits you in Dresden. You will visit the former camera workshop building of Charles A. Noble.
The next stop is Meissen. The town is the location of the world-famous porcelain manufacture. Meissen is also the domicile of the first European porcelain factory, whose exhibition hall and exhibition workshop will be visited.
Take a historical train from Radebeul to go to Moritzburg. Here you will visit the castle. The hunting lodge Moritzburg Castle depicts an impression of life in the Baroque period. Overnight stay in Dresden.
Day 5: Jena – Weimar
Today you head for Jena and Weimar. In Jena you will have a chance to learn more about the Zeiss factories and his founder. On the Industrial Tour Germany you get the information about the Zeiss microscopes and their production.
The second stop for today is Weimar, the city of Bauhaus. Here the Bauhaus architecture was first created. Overnight in Weimar
Day 6: Bad Kösen – Bad Lauchstädt – Dessau
You travel to Bad Kösen, which is closely connected with the mining of salt and the unique brine from the 18th century. Today it’s a resort. Bad Lauchstädt awaits you to tell the story of the Goethe theatre. At the end of today’s programme there is a visit to Dessau. The Bauhaus settlement will reveal the secrets of the famous architectural style. Overnight stay in Dessau.
Day 7: Departure or prolong your program
It’s time to say good bye to the Industrial Tour Germany or book your further programme.