I have chosen an Eastern facing crescent as a route for this tour. While western Germany is the home of much of the industry, it also was where a lot of the art was collected and can be seen.

We will explore the art of the German Expressionists as well as anything else we might find along the way. Artistic groups such as Die Bruke and Der Blaue Rieter are represented. Artists include: Erich Heckel, Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, August Macke, Franz Marc, Max Lieberman, Max Ernst, Otto Mueller, Otto Dix, Gabrielle Munter, Marianne Von Werefkin and many more.

Beginning in Hamburg with the Kunsthalle und Gallerie der Gegenwart, we will then travel to Bremen, home of Paula Modersohn-Becker; Hannover, home of The Sprengle and the art of Niki de Saint Phalle; Munster has yet another Picasso Museum, as well as the Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte.

There will be stops in Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg, Dusseldorf, and Cologne (Koln). Even the Max Ernst Museum in his birthplace of Bruhle. Besides being the former capitol of West Germany, Bonn was home of August Macke, whose birthplace is currently being restored.

Koblenz is often referred to the Corner of Germany, and right there at the confluence of the Rhine and Mosul Rivers resides one of the many Ludwig Museums. Peter and Irene Ludwig's legacy includes ten museums around the world! Then there is Frankfurt, Darmstadt, and Stuttgart, with even more stops in between to see even more Kunst. The unprepossessing University of Ulm, for instances, many boasts sculptures around the campus of only 7,000 students.

Finally, to Munich which is filled with art for our finale, and then south to the Lake District where many German artists spent their summers.

11 nights