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Leipzig as seen from the panorama tower: The new town hall, St. Thomas Church, the stadion and much more
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Post Conference Tour

The Post Conference Tour will take you from Berlin to the cities of Leipzig and Dresden and back.

We will offer you a good mixture of history, culture and insights on traditional and modern technologies. Have a look what you will experience for only 370 Euro (all indicated Meals and hotel nights are included):

Schedule

 
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Thursday, January 25th, 2018:

11:00 Departure and transfer to Leipzig

13:00 Lunch in Leipzig

15:00 Leipzig City Tour

17:00 Check in Hotel: Seaside Park Hotel Leipzig

19:00 Dinner in the famous „Auerbachs Keller“, Leipzig

Monument of the Battle of the Nations

Friday January 26th, 2018

8:00 Breakfast

10:00 Visit to the Monument to the Battle of the Nations 1813, Leipzig

Transfer to Meissen

13:00 Lunch in Meissen

14:30 Visit to the Meissen Porcelain Demonstration Workshops and Porcelain Museum

Transfer to Dresden

16:30 Visit to the „Gläserne Volkswagen Manufaktur“ (transparent Volkswagen factory)

18:30 Dinner in Dresden

Transfer to the Hotel: Pullman Dresden Newa

 
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Saturday, January 27th, 2018

8:00 Breakfast

10:00 Dresden City Tour

11:30 Transfer back to Berlin (Airports Tegel and Schönefeld)

14:00 Drop-off at Schönefeld Airport (SXF)

14:45 Drop-off at Tegel Airport (TXL)

Hotels

Seaside Park Hotel Leipzig ****, Leipzig (day 1)

The four-star Seaside Park Hotel is particularly well-known for its exclusive location in the
centre of Leipzig. First opened in 1913 as the Grand Hotel, it is one of the city’s oldest and
most venerable hotels. The hotel offers 288 individual rooms. The sumptuously standard
rooms have French beds, telephone, minibar, colour TV, desk, room safe, WLAN, security
lock system, soundproof windows and individually adjustable heating. Art deco bathrooms
with bathtub or shower, blow dryer and a separate toilet are standard in each room. A special
feature of the hotel is the elegant “STEAKTRAIN” restaurant, constructed as a replica of a
famous train.

Pullman Dresden Newa (First Class), Dresden (day 2)

The Pullman Hotel Dresden Newa is located in the Prager Strasse pedestrian zone, next to
department and clothes stores and restaurants. Historical sights are all within easy walking
distance, e.g. the Old Market Square (10 minutes) and the Church of Our Lady (15 minutes).
Dresden main station can be reached in 5 minutes on foot. All of the 319 air-conditioned and
comfortable rooms are equipped with unique panorama windows, glass showers, WC,
telephone, WiFi radio and mini-bar. The restaurant Le Boulevard specialises in international
food.

Program

Sightseeing tour Leipzig

The city’s colourful past and lively present can be seen everywhere. Take a stroll through the city centre – there is plenty to explore. Visit the Market Square with the Old City Hall,
Barthels Hof, the restaurant “Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum” and the Leipzig Coffee Museum,
St. Thomas’s Church, the Maedler Passage (arcades) containing the legendary restaurant
Auerbachs Keller, and St. Nicholas’s Church. Leipzig University, the Leipzig Opera House
and Leipzig Gewandhaus concert hall are included as well. Each place will help you discover
the diverse traditions, personalities and history in Leipzig.

Dinner at Auerbach’s Keller

Auerbach's Keller is located in the Mädlerpassage shopping mall of Leipzig. It is the most
popular restaurant in Leipzig. Here you will be whisked away to the times of Goethe. In the
cellar restaurant you can enjoy solid meals as well as Saxon cooking.

The Battle of Leipzig Monument

The monument commemorating the dead and the victory of the allied European armies over
Napoleon at the Battle of Nations in Leipzig from 16 October to 19 October 1813, was
opened in 1913 and, with its height of 91 metres, is deemed the tallest historical monument
in Germany. In the crypt and Hall of Fame, visitors will find an impressive ensemble of
colossal granite figures. Viewing platforms at various heights provide a unique panorama of
the city all the year round.

Visit of the Porcelain Manufactory Meissen

A visit to the Meissen Porcelain Factory includes the admission to the museum with a guided
tour of the demonstration workshop accompanied by explanations via sound system (approx. 35 minutes). You will see people showing the different production steps which lead from a rather unimpressive chunk of porcelain to a beautiful ornamented cup or plate. Despite the fact that the production of white gold was one of August the Strong's best-kept secrets, today visitors can observe the world-famous Meissen porcelain being made in the demonstration workshops. The porcelain museum shows changing exhibits of more than 3,000 items from the vast collection of the repositories.

Lunch

Café MEISSEN® awaits you daily during House of MEISSEN® opening hours. It offers its guests a selection of light meals, ice cream dishes, cakes and tarts served on Meissen Porcelain®. The café has a seating capacity of 60 indoors and 40 on the terrace.

Gläserne Manufaktur of VW

At the corner of the Grosser Garten Park the Volkswagen group erected the "transparent
factory", an innovative combination of art and industry in an attractive architectural  environment.

Dinner as 3-course- menu

You will find the restaurant in the historical centre of Dresden in the vaulted ceilings of the
“Taschenbergpalais” opposite to the Zwinger Palace. On the outskirts and easy to reach by
foot are the “Semperoper” and the “Frauenkirche”. Entering these historical vaults you step
back into the 18th century, and enter the world of August the Strong. During the weekend
King August the Strong, Countess Cosel, musicans, fortune tellers, magicians and strolling
artists will be happy to introduce the visitor to the many facets of Baroque lifestyle. Let
yourself feast on Saxon specialities served on you by lovely maidens. Wherever you look – in the Monastery Bakery with its historic oven, the museum with its impressive Table of Nobles, the large Build Hall or the small one, or the guardians passage – you will find fascinating evidence of a time long gone by.

Sightseeing tour Dresden

You will be accompanied through Dresden’s historic old town by our knowledgeable guide.
You will see, hear and experience a wealth of history and anecdotes linked to Dresden’s
famous attractions: the Zwinger Palace, the world-renowned Semper Opera House, the
Catholic Hofkirche, Dresden Castle and the Taschenberg Palace. The “Procession of
Princes” (the longest porcelain image in the world), the Brühl Terrace – known colloquially as
the “Balcony of Europe” – and the Frauenkirche (the Church of Our Lady) are also included
in the route.

General Information

Places available: 44

The Tour is only available if a Minimum of 30 participants sign up. Deadline is December 1st, 2017.

Payment Details: bank transfer or Paypal.

Maximum Price: 370.00 Euro, reduction possible if more than 30 participants register for the tour. Hotels, lunches and dinners included in the fee.

More impressions by our tour operator Augustus Tours of Leipzig and Dresden.