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June 12 to 21, 2019

With Stanford music and German studies professor Stephen Hinton, explore Berlin through a music history lens during an in-depth, close-up look at one of Europe’s greatest cities.

Museum spree! Explore Museum Island, set in the middle of the Spree River and home to five of the world’s top museums boasting collections that include such ancient treasures as Babylon’s Ishtar Gate and the bust of Nefertiti. Bridge of spies. Take a day trip to Potsdam to visit Sanssouci, former summer palace of Frederick the Great; Cecilienhof, location of the Potsdam Conference; and the Glienicke Bridge, site of several Cold War captured spy exchanges. The lives of others. Visit the Berlin Wall Memorial that runs along the border that once divided the city and includes remnants of the Wall, reminders of the trauma that the Wall inflicted upon all Berliners.




Stephen Hinton

Stephen Hinton is the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Stanford, professor of music and, by courtesy, of German. His principal research focuses on the music of German-speaking lands from the classical period through the present.

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