Classi Lectures Trip to Munich April 24-30, 2023

Led by Patrick Bade

with Classi Lectures Founder Sue Walsh

What’s wonderful about a Classi Lectures Trip … sharing our passions for a beautiful city you may not know.

    • the fabulous art and history guided by Patrick Bade
    • an on-line lecture in preparation for the trip on Munich and a Difficult Past with Trudy Gold
    • a sense of camaraderie and fun to enjoy and learn, delicious food, and always something unique – like “Foehrenwald”
    • a small group of like minded people who enjoy “cultural travel”

Monday, April 24: Departure from Canada (or your preferred city)
Day 1: arrival Tuesday, April 25
Transfer to Hotel Torbrau (or similar) 6 nights at hotel
Afternoon – optional visit to Residenz or Stadtmuseum history of Munich including a section on National Socialism.
Welcome dinner

Day 2: Wednesday, April 26
We will have a leisurely start at 10am with a visit to the Schatzkammer – one of the world’s finest collections of precious objects including the only surviving English Medieval royal crown. Then a pleasant walk to see and admire the interior of the ‘Cuvillies Theater’, the most exquisite surviving Rococo theatre, where Mozart’s ldomeneo was first performed in 1781.
City Centre walk enjoying the incredible buildings and the Theatinerkirche which with its yellow facade and ornate interior is one of Munich’s most beautiful churches.
We will start our understanding of Munich’s past at the Feldherrenhalle where Hitler’s “Putsch” was defeated.
Lunch at nearby Fransiskaner and perhaps dessert at one of Munich’s most famous cake shops!
Afternoon: Walk through the historic centre: Marienplatz, fabulous food market the Viktualienmarkt to the incredible AsamKirche.

Day 3: Thursday, April 27
UNIQUE to Classi Lectures in “Bringing History to Life”
The WWII Immigrant Story.
10:00am — depart for half-day tour to Foehrenwald – the ‘Displaced Persons Camp’ (from WWII) and a very special tour of the Museum with a Volunteer Board member. “Displaced Persons” and refugees is an issue with us to today and this will give an insight to the way it was handled at that time.
Lunch (included)
Afternoon and evening still in the planning stage – in the evening something different – perhaps a get together with leaders of the Jewish Community.

Day 4: Friday, April 28
Gallery Heaven! 
Pinakotek Galleries
10:00am — Alte Pinakotek – One of Europe’s greatest collections of Old Master paintings including visits to Special Exhibitions
New Presentation of the Permanent Collection particularly noted for Da Vinci, Rafael, and its amazing Rubens collection.
Elegance Drama and Nature Alte Pinacotheca
Ground Floor I West Wing 05/07/2022 ‐ 06/25/2023
Lunch on your own at a variety of places in the Museum or nearby.
And “From Goya to Manet”– Masterpieces from the Neue Pinakotek at the Alte Pinakotek and Sammlung Schach (the Neue Pinakotek is under renovations)

Day 5: Saturday, April 29
Outing to Lenbachaus: This Town Palace was built for the “painter Prince” Franz von Lenbach. Now it houses the world’s most important collection of Kandinsky and the “Blue Rider” group of Expressionist painters.
Lunch taken independently
2:00pm — Glyptothek
Apart from British Museum, this is perhaps the most important collection of Greek Sculpture. (a short visit with three highlights Barbarini faun, Aegina Marbles, and Roman portraits)

A little more important history…Visit to nearby Konigsplatz and Museum to Victims of the Nazi regime.

Day 6: Sunday, April 30
Architectural delight — Visit to the summer palace of Nymphenburg with its famous Rococo pleasure pavilions.
Lunch at Palm House in the Nymphenburg Museum
2:30pm — Visit to the Stuckvilla, an exquisite fin-de-siecle palace designed by and lived in by Franz von Stuck.
Depending on the weather, a walk through Bogenhausen to admire some of the Jugendstil town houses and concluding with a brief visit to the charming medieval church of St. Georg in Bogenhausen with a theatrical Baroque interior.

Farewell dinner

Monday May 1st – Transfer to airport

Optional: Opera if tickets available
April 26: Traviata
April 28/29: Ballet Schmetterling
April 30: Nabucco

Please email your interest to Sue Walsh to
Munich only $7,800 Cdn per person/dbl occupnacy

Trip Cost for Munich: $7,800 Cdn  per person double occupancy

  • Six nights accommodation including breakfast in a standard double room at the Hotel Torbrau
  • Return transfers between Munich airport and the hotel
  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • Two lunches
  • Itinerary as above, subject to unavoidable changes or improvements
  • Transportation where required (only day 2 on foot)
  • Services of Tour Lecturer, Patrick Bade, and Classi Lectures Founder Sue Walsh!

Upgrade to Deluxe room $85Cdn per person/night (subject to availability)
Single occupancy$8,700

Deposit of $1,000 required by February 8, 2023. Click here to make a deposit.
Balance by February 24, 2023