Tour Company Context Launches Walking Seminars in Berlin

Meredith Berry, Context TravelWalking tour company Context has expanded its small-group, scholar-led "walking seminars" in cities Rome, Paris and New York, to 10 day tours in Berlin. In association with local historians, Context will explore the city and its history in three-hour walks, led by local Ph.D.-level scholars and other experts, for approximately $104 per person.

In groups with a maximum of six participants, initial tours will include walks on Jewish history, the Cold War, and the Berlin Wall. Initial tours will include the Topography of Terror walk on the emergence of the Nazi party, World War II and the Holocaust, which will sites like the Reichstag, Peter Eisenman’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and an exhibition on Berlin during the war. Alternately, art aficionados may opt for walks of the Pergamon Museum and the newly reopened Neues Museum, as well as a walk of the city's gallery scene.

Interested clients can arrange private walks on request for approximately $465 for the group. Founded by National Geographic writer Paul Bennett and graphic designer Lani Bevacqua, Context's English-speaking network is comprised of scholars and professionals. Throughout the world, art historians, writers, architects and gastronomes organize and lead walking seminars in 13 cities, which also include Florence, Venice, Naples and London, as well as Madrid, Philadelphia, Boston, Istanbul and Athens.

For more information, visit www.contexttravel.com/city/Berlin.

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