Day 1 at the Königliches Schloss on the Spreeinsel — Berlin’s royal palace begun in 1443, then rebuilt in the first half of the 18th century before ultimately being destroyed in WWII and completely demolished thereafter. What stands today is a recently completed (2013-20) reconstruction of the building, with contemporary courtyard facades and interiors.
Sketching at the Franziskaner-Klosterkirche, a 13th-14th-century monastery church preserved as a ruin after the bombing of Berlin during WWII.
The students take in an evening of opera at Karl Friedrich Schinkel’s Schauspielhaus (1821) in Berlin.
Published August 10, 2022