Seeing Berlin Through Literature

Berlin is a fascinating city, destroyed and re-designed throughout the 20th century, and at the heart of political events that were to shape the whole of Europe many times over. ...

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5 Facts You May Not Know About Neuschwanstein Castle

Susan Braun taught public school in Indiana for eight years before taking a break to raise her own children. She has taught studies about King Ludwig to students, both during the ...

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As The World Turns with Peter Jones - Episode 3 ACIS Tour Manager Patrick Von Glehn

As The World Turns with Peter Jones – Episode 3: ACIS Tour Manager Patrick Von Glehn [VIDEO]

In December of 2016, before our annual meeting of the ACIS Tour Managers, we recorded a series of interviews with a handful of tour managers in our London office. The ...

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dresden, germany

Dresden, Germany: Destination Spotlight

This is the third in a series of articles profiling destinations new to our 2017 catalog. This post was contributed by ACIS marketing intern Jeff Zeserson. Europe is full of cities ...

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Finding My Roots in Eastern Poland

My mother was born in West Prussia in 1941. It was then part of Germany, but on 18 January 1945 the family received an “evacuation order” to flee the approaching ...

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The Importance of Exploring War History Through Educational Travel

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” — George Santayana 2014 will see a number of anniversaries commemorating some of the most dramatic and life-changing moments ...

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In Defense of Germany’s Obsession with Cars

It was a German, Karl Benz, who invented the modern car. Germany hasn’t forgotten this fact. Virtually from the moment his wife Bertha took it on her famed 65 mile ...

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Europe Tours | The Rebuilding of Berlin’s Royal Palace

Berlin is an intriguing city. It is a place where recent history and the present come together like nowhere else I know. It is exemplified by a massive empty green ...

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Europe Tours – The Xmas Tree + Other German Traditions Gone Viral

Germany invented Christmas. Well, it’s a bold assertion and of course by no means entirely accurate – but that said, many of the things we associate with the celebration of ...

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