Every year, The Historic New Orleans Collection offers both international study tours and regional trips.

International Study Tours

Springtime German Treasures
Berlin, Leipzig, Munich
May 29–June 7, 2024



Join The Historic New Orleans Collection on its 2024 international cultural exploration to Berlin and Munich. We will travel in late May when Germany is dressed in its springtime best! Our itinerary will include visits to remarkable palaces and museums, poignant memorials, and beautiful parks and gardens. Learn about the connections between New Orleans and Germany. Whether you’ve never been to Germany, or you’ve been there a dozen times, this custom-curated tour will provide memories to last a lifetime.

PalaceReichstag Dome in Berlin

Tour Highlights

In Berlin, visits to:

  • The soaring Brandenburg Gate 
  • The American Embassy 
  • The historic Reichstag Building, whose neo-Renaissance structure is topped with a striking glass dome offering superb views of the city 
  • Frank Gehry’s intriguing DZ Bank building, whose sedate façade belies its avant-garde interior and fishlike dome 
  • Alexanderplatz and the Soviet War Memorial in Treptower Park 
  • Neues Museum, for highlights from the Egyptian Museum, including the remarkable bust of Nefertiti 
  • Schloss Charlottenburg, the largest and most magnificent palace in Berlin 
  • The Gemäldegalerie, housing a remarkable collection of paintings by the Old Masters, including Dürer, Holbein, Titian, Botticelli, Van der Weyden, Bruegel, and one of the largest Rembrandt collections in the world 

In Leipzig, visits to:

  • The Gedenkstätte Museum in der Runden Ecke  
  • Lunch at the historic Auerbach’s Keller, a favorite of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 
  • The historic Thomaskirche where Bach served as the choirmaster for 27 years 

In Munich, visits to:

  • Schloss Nymphenburg, the main summer residence of the former rulers of Bavaria of the House of Wittelsbach 
  • Munich Residenz, which served as the seat of government and winter residence for the Bavarian dukes, electors, and kings from 1508 to 1918 
  • Herrenchiemsee Palace, created by King Ludwig II to emulate and outshine the Palace of Versailles 
  • Sites focusing on Nazi history and World War II—on June 6, the 80th anniversary of D-Day 
  • The renowned Alte Pinakotek, home to a significant collection of Old Master paintings 

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel de Rome, a Rocco Forte Hotel—This elegant five-star hotel is ideally situated in the heart of Berlin, just steps away from the Berlin Opera House. Housed in a refurbished 19th-century bank, the property exudes old world elegance, while comfortably appointed rooms infuse a modern touch. The hotel has a spa and lap pool in the former jewelry vault as well as a contemporary Italian restaurant and glamorous rooftop bar.  

The Charles Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel—Since its completion and opening in 2007, the Charles Hotel has been hailed one of Munich’s most prestigious luxury hotels, featuring the largest average room size in Munich. Beautifully appointed, the rooms offer sweeping city views from oversized windows. Situated beside the city’s old botanical garden and on the edge of Munich’s renowned museum quarter, many of Munich’s best museums and historic Königsplatz square are within walking distance while the high-end designer shops on Maximilianstrasse are a short taxi ride away. The hotel has a luxury spa, a large indoor swimming pool, and an excellent Italian restaurant with a lush garden terrace.  

Brandenburg GateMount Vesuvius

A complete brochure, with full itinerary, and registration form are available for download below. All of THNOC’s international study tours include luxury accommodations and exclusive activities related to the institution’s mission. Priority registration through November 14 is available only to members of THNOC’s Jackson Society, Laussat Society, and Bienville Circle.


Regional Trips

No regional study tours are currently available at this time, but we encourage you to check back for new opportunities. Past excursions have taken participants to Chicago, Dallas, St. Augustine, Florida, and St. Louis. All trips include exclusive activities related to THNOC’s mission and luxury accommodations. Like the international tours, priority registration is offered to members of THNOC’s Laussat Society and Bienville Circle.