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Accompanying Person Program

Discover Berlin and Potsdam – booked out

Immerse yourself in the world of culture, history and fashion in Berlin. Let yourself be surprised by the diversity and variety of the metropolis. As part of the WFBSC Accompanying Person Program, you will be picked up every morning from Monday to Wednesday in the hotel lobby of the four conference hotels and discover the most beautiful corners of Berlin and Potsdam.

Monday, 18 September 2017
Berlin Orientation Tour
Tour Start ExpoCenter City, Hall 7, 09:00
Lunch 12:00-13:30
Tour End 14:00 Hotel InterContinental

This three hour tour leads you through the most important sights of Berlin and shows you the large architectural and cultural range of the city. It takes you to the historical town centre between Alexanderplatz and Brandenburg Gate and passes along the new government district with the Reichstag and the Federal Chancellery. Furthermore you will discover the new city quarter around Potsdamer Platz as well as the western part of the city with Kurfürstendamm and the Memorial Church. This tour gives you an overview of 800 years of urban history.
In the afternoon we cordially invite you to join our social program.

Brandenburger Tor © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Brandenburger Tor © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

© Claus Boeckh

© Claus Boeckh

Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Potsdam – Castle Tour
Tour Start ExpoCenter City, Hall 7, 09:30
Lunch 13:15-14:45
Tour End 17:30 ExpoCenter City, Hall 7

Potsdam, the capital of the state of Brandenburg, situated on the River Havel on the southwestern outskirts of Berlin, has always attracted visitors thanks to the many marvelous palaces of the Prussian rulers and other numerous architectural treasures in the old town. You will be able to admire the most important sights such as the Dutch Quarter, the Russian Colony Alexandrowka and the recently rebuilt Potsdam City Palace. The highlight of the tour is of course visiting the inside of one of the palaces in Potsdam. After lunch you have the opportunity to explore the famous Dutch Quarter. This tour lasts 8 hours. At 17:30 we will bring you back to the ExpoCenter City to Hall 7.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Culture combined with Fashion
Tour Start ExpoCenter City, Hall 7, 09:30
Lunch 12:30-14:00
Tour End 17:00 Hotel InterContinental

On this tour our guide will tell you about Berlin as a city of museums. There are more than 175 of them in Berlin, preserving history, art and science. At the eastern end of the famous boulevard Unter den Linden there is the Museum Island, a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site lying in the middle of the Spree. It is home to five of Berlin’s most important museums: two not to be missed are the Neues Museum, home to the Egyptian bust of Nefertiti and the spectacular Pergamonmuseum, one of the world’s major archaeological museums. Within it you walk through a series of astounding structures, from a partial recreation of the Pergamon Altar (170–159 BC) to the two-storey Roman Gate of Miletus (29 metres wide and almost 17 metres high) and the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, dating from the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar (605–563 BC). Tucked away upstairs is the Islamic Art collection, a treasure trove. Our guide will give you an overview of Museum Island with its five museums: Old Museum, New Museum, Pergamon Museum, Bode Museum and Old National Gallery. You will receive a day ticket permitting entrance to each museum (except special exhibitions). If you wish to visit as many museums as possible, you can of course stay at the Museum Island as the group leaves. Otherwise, after lunch you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of fashionable shopping locations in Berlin. Our guide will tell you about shopping in Berlin – from the past to present. In the 19th century luxurious department stores became all the rage, but where to shop today? These days Berlin has no distinctive shopping centre. Conventional shopping can be found on and around Tauentzienstrasse (with the largest department store on continental Europe – the KaDeWe) and Kurfürstendamm in the west. In the east, Friedrichstrasse offers a similarly up-market selection, but with a more hip, younger edge, while the area around the Gendarmenmarket is home to some cool but pricey concept stores. For cutting-edge local designers, head to the area around Hackescher Markt, where many have opened interesting boutiques.
You can decide where to leave the tour and indulge your addiction to shopping:

  • Friedrichstraße
  • Potsdamer Platz
  • KaDeWe

There will be also a return transfer to the hotel InterContinental.
In the evening we cordially invite you to join our social program.

Museumsinsel: © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

Museumsinsel: © visitBerlin, Foto: Wolfgang Scholvien

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