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Ohio Northern Department of Art & Design to Host “Berlin to Prague” Tour

May—History, fine art and cultural exploration will combine during a 10-day tour to Germany and the Czech Republic, hosted by Ohio Northern University's department of art and design and scheduled for May 16, 2012.

Organized through EF Educational Tours by Brit Rowe, chair and associate professor of art and design, the tour is open to ONU students, alumni and the community. “This is an exciting adventure,” Rowe said. “It is a chance to see the sites and experience the culture and history first-hand.

“We will visit the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie Museum, the Allied Museum and then travel to Wittenberg, Weimar, Dresden and Prague,” Rowe said. “While in Prague, we will also visit St. Vitus Cathedral, attend a lecture on the Velvet Revolution and visit the Mucha Museum.”

According to Rowe, travelers may choose guided tours, optional excursions or spend their time as they please. “There is free-time built into the schedule. Travelers may choose time on their own or schedule tours with a guide,” he said.

The cost of the tour is about $2,800 per person, which includes round-trip airfare, hotel, all breakfasts and two dinners, museum passes, transportation and transfers, and trip insurance. Optional excursions are extra. Students can receive course credit, but it is not a requirement to travel. Eligible students may receive financial aid to help with these costs.

For details and a complete itinerary, contact the ONU department of art & design at (419) 772-2160 or search for tour number 1094432 at the EF Educational College Tours Web site.


Itinerary: Berlin to Prague

Day 1: Fly overnight to Germany

Day 2: Berlin
Arrive in Berlin
Take a walking tour of Berlin
Possible visit to the Bauhaus Museum

Day 3: Berlin
Take a guided tour of Berlin:
• Brandenburg Gate
• Kurfürstendam
• Remains of the Berlin Wall
Visit to the Checkpoint Charlie Museum
Visit the Jewish Museum

Day 4: Berlin
Visit the Allied Museum
Take a guided tour of the former Stasi headquarters
Participate in a panel discussion about life on both sides of the Iron Curtain

Day 5: Wittenberg • Weimar
Travel to Wittenberg
Visit the Schlosskirche
Continue to Weimar

Day 6: Weimar
Take a walking tour of Weimar
Visit the Schillerhaus
Visit the Goethe Museum

Day 7: Dresden • Prague
Take a tour of Dresden
Free time in Dresden
Continue to Prague

Day 8: Prague
Take a guided tour of Prague
Visit St. Vitus Cathedral
Visit the Golden Lane
Attend a lecture on the Velvet Revolution

Day 9: Prague
Visit the Mucha Museum
Optional: Jazz on the river cruise

Day 10: Depart for home

The 2010–11 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the Bachelor of Arts degree in art at Ohio Northern University. Growing from a single-discipline school, the department offers both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with majors in advertising design, art education, graphic design and studio arts with concentrations in two-dimensions, three-dimensions and art therapy. The department of A&D holds memberships in national organizations such as the National Art Education Association, College Art Association, Foundations in Art: Theory and Education and the National Council on Education of Ceramic Arts. The department is also recognized in the second and third editions of “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers” as one of the best creative programs nationwide. For additional information about the department of art & design or the University’s 2010-11 Arts Exhibition Season, contact the department at 419.772.2160.