Notice: Destination Berlin 2023 Has Concluded

Our “Destination Berlin 2023” trip has wrapped up successfully. Big thanks to all board members and participants for making it a huge success.

Stay tuned for details on our 2024 travel program coming soon. We can’t wait to share new adventures with you next year!

the British Architectural Library Trust

BALT Travels 2023:

Destination Berlin

Berlin is a city of reinvention. From the Kingdom of Prussia to the Weimar Republic, the devastation of World War II, division and later reunification, its stories are written directly into its architecture. The British Architectural Library Trust invites you to explore the history of this extraordinary city in the company of those who are shaping its future.

Destination Berlin balances large civic statements with smaller private experiences and unexpected stories. We tour Berlin’s architectural landmarks with their project architects, including Studio Libeskind’s Jewish Museum, The Reichstag by Foster + Partners, and Museum Island with David ChipperfieldArchitects. We hear curatorial insights from experts at the Kulturforum and Gropius Bau, and experience Berlin’s private museum phenomenon that has transformed abandoned urban sites in more recent years. We also take in the 20th-century innovations in industrial architecture and housing with a trip to West Charlottenburg at the edge of the Grunewald Forest.

Each evening, we will drink and dine in places of cultural interest with special guests from Berlin’s thriving contemporary art and design scene, including a party at the British Embassy, a Postmodern icon by Stirling/Wilford. We stay in the luxurious boutique hotel Das Stue, formerly the Danish Embassy nestled in a quiet corner of the Tiergarten park.

The Detail

Attending Destination Berlin is at the invitation of the BALT board. By joining us, you are supporting the work of the British Architectural Library. Based at the Royal Institute of British Architects, London, the Library holds the largest and most wide-ranging architectural collections in the world. Over four million items together represent a unique body of knowledge that is rich and global in scope.

Included are three nights’ accommodation at Das Stue (Embassy Room with breakfast), local transport, museum and guide fees, as well as lunches, drinks and dinners mentioned in the itinerary. Wine will be served with dinner. Not included are international flights, additional food and beverages and anything not mentioned in the itinerary. Upgrades and additional hotel services may be arranged directly with the hotel at your own expense.

The itinerary is subject to change. Should circumstances require us to cancel any of the visits listed here, we will seek a suitable alternative.