As the sun broke over the ridge on October the 22, 2015 we awoke to a pleasant breakfast served by the hotel staff. It was an absolutely beautiful day in the city of Vienna. We were allowed to sleep in today, and it was very refreshing considering the status of our sleep deprived group. It… Continue reading The Hills Are Alive in the Land of Austria
Today our group traveled for five hours from Prague, Czech Republic, to Vienna, Austria. Once crossing over into Austria we noticed the beautiful farmland. During our ride, we learned facts from one of our tour guides, Ray Pfeiffer, about how Austria was a neutral zone and its significance during the Cold War. Additionally, we had… Continue reading Crossing Borders…Vienna
Today, Tuesday, October 20, we started our journey in the historic city of Prague. It is located in what used to be Czechoslovakia until 1993, when it was split into two nations – The Czech Republic and Slovakia. This land and its inhabitants have been through great trials, from being under German occupation 1939-1945, to… Continue reading Praha Dobrodružství!
On the road again…this time we are headed to one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Prague. Although we all fell in love with Berlin, we are ready to embark on a new journey in a new place. On our way to the Czech Republic, we stopped in a historical city known as Dresden, which was our… Continue reading Goodbye, Berlin. Hello, Prague!
Hello! On behalf of Madeline Cherrito and Drew McCall, we would like to thank you for supporting us on our Cold War tour. We are halfway through our trip, and the first stop of the day was St. Anne’s Lutheran Church in Dahlem, a residential area of Berlin. During Nazi occupation, Martin Neimoller, the church’s… Continue reading An Atypical Sunday: Bibles, Barracks and Ben
Over the course of the trip we have had the privilege of accompanying Second Lieutenant (Ret.) Charles Johns on the journey back in time to ground zero of the Cold War. Mr. Johns served in the Berlin Brigade from 1973 to 1975. Today, we had the opportunity to hear him address our group on some… Continue reading The Wall, the Castle, and the Bridge…
It is a true honor to accompany five incredible Veterans during our Cold War Tour. Spending the past three days in Berlin, Germany, it is clear to see what a beautiful and prosperous city it is. However, it has not always been that way. As we walk down the city streets it’s hard to imagine… Continue reading East and West Berlin: Today and Yesterday…