Photo: Sammlung Heiko Burkhardt

Looking from West Berlin into East Berlin through the
Brandenburg Gate in the mid-1950s.

Ich bin ein Berliner

The spring semester class of History/German 290: Berlin: Grandeur and Decadence. The Reinvention of a European Metropolis will have the opportunity to explore the subject with their own eyes and feet.

Josef K. Glowa, assistant professor of German, will escort a student excursion March 1-10. However, a number of slots are available to the rest of the campus community, including faculty and staff.

The tour will incorporate culture, politics, and entertainment. The group will visit the Bundestag (Germany’s parliament) and choose among such cultural possibilities as the Deutschoper and the Berlin Philharmonic, whose hall, the Philharmonie, is one of the world’s finest (and most unusual) concert venues. Glowa says he is flexible and can adjust the itinerary according to the interests of the group.

The travelers will fly from Newark International Airport and stay in “modestly priced” student housing or hostels. Glowa estimates the cost of the entire trip, including meals, transportation, and museum admissions, at $750.

He would like a commitment (and a down payment) by the end of today, December 4. Stop by his office at 412 Comenius Hall, call Ext. 1395, or e-mail him at

December 4, 2001

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