Berlin WeekendFriday, September 2, 2022 – Sunday, September 4, 2022
Friday, September 2
1.00 PM – 3.00 PM Contemporary German Politics, Tour led by Aaron Allen
Meeting Point: Brandenburg Gate
What are the challenges and opportunities confronting modern day German politics? This tour will offer key insights into the institutions and decisionmakers influencing the current Ampelkoalition. Participants will visit Berlin’s government district which will include (but is not limited to) sightseeing the Reichstag (and the adjacent parliamentary buildings), the Bellevue Palace, the Chancellery, and the Bundesrat.
Saturday, September 3
11.00 AM – 1:30 PM South Berlin/ West Asia: The "Middle East" in Neukölln, Tour led by May Zeidani Yufani
Meeting Point: U7/U8- Hermannplatz near the golden statue
To Register: Please email May at [email protected]
A post orientalist walk through Neukölln: all the way on the other side of Berlin lies a little neighborhood called (North) Neukölln. A lot of strange and unfamiliar things happen there (or maybe they remind us of home?). We will take a walk (long one, so come with comfortable shoes!) through the busy streets, taste some of what it has to offer and hear (only a bit) of it's very interesting, sometimes weird, history. Join me in getting to know my side of Berlin!
11.30 AM – 2.00 PM Floating University Tour, Tour led by Faiza Lynar
Meeting Point: We meet at U Südstern (subway station) at
To Register: Please email Faiza at [email protected]
The Civic Engagement team is inviting you to Floating University tour with one of the members. Floating University Berlin exists since 2018 and is all about urban practice on and in the rainwater retention pool of former Berlin Tempelhof airport. It's a "natureculture learning site", a laboratory for urban experiments and international exchange on urban development and many other things. People go there to learn from each other. The focus is on transdisciplinary learning and mediation, especially of disciplines that traditionally have little contact with each other, such as urban development and dance, water management and visual arts, architecture and waste management. Floating University is not floating and it's not a university, it's not an easy place to describe and best explored during a visit. So come along!
More info: https://floating-berlin.org/
8.00 PM – 10.00 PM Sunset walk up to the Flakturm at Humboldthain, Walk led by Dorien Schoemaker
Meeting Point: Gesundbrunnen Bahnhof (outside, next to the Curry Baude stand)
On the ruins of a bunker built in the 2nd world war, there is a beautiful view over Berlin, as it's on top of a hill. Now it's a great place for watching the sunset together with friends, and unwind a little after a long day. After the sun has set, there is plenty of time to continue the night & discover Berlin's nightlife further!
Sunday, September 4
10.00 AM – 6.00 PM From Potsdam to Nikolassee, Day trip led by Miksa Gáspár
Meeting Point: Front of the Cafeteria
Join this day-trip and explore the wonderful town of Potsdam and the pleasant water of Nikolassee with me. We will visit the castle of Potsdam, will grab something in the city center for lunch and then head to the Nikolassee for a late-afternoon dip. Sunscreen, comfy shoes and water bottle are recommended, the good mood is guaranteed. (In case of bad weather, we will visit the museum at Wannsee instead).
12.00 PM – 3.00 PM Memorial of the Socialists, Tour led by Frances Grimm
Meeting Point: U-Bahnhof Lichtenberg
This tour invites all students new and old to visit the final resting place of the leaders of Berlin's November Revolution (Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht) and other famous German socialists. We will discuss the exciting history of the revolution as well as read some of Luxemburg's most famous writings. The starting point will be U-Bahnhof Lichtenberg, from where we will make our way to Zentralfriedhof Friedrichsfelde.
12.00 PM – 5.00 PM Berlin Graffiti Tour, Tour led by Yensen LeBeau
Meeting Point: Courtyard of W15 and K30
Berlin is notoriously one of the most "bombed" cities in Europe, which in the lingo means it's a hotspot of graffiti, tagging, and street art. Come tour what the east has to offer as we travel from campus down to the Spree with stops along the way, take a loop around Friedrichshain, and get a taste of both the incredible art and the history of Berlin's graffiti scene. Complete with a lesson in the basics of street art back on campus, it's sure to be a blast.
Email: [email protected]