The German Empire refers to the German nation state that existed from the time of Unification of Germany in 1871 until the abdication of the throne by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1918 at the end of World War I. It was founded in 1871 when Wilhelm I, King of Prussia proclaimed the German Emperor at the Palace of Versailles. Berlin became capital of the newly formed Empire with the Berlin Palace as the Emperor’s official residence. Otto von Bismarck became the first Chancellor.
Though the new empire comprised several kingdoms but Prussia occupied a significant position due to its major influence in the imperial affairs. Its dominant position came to redefine the modern German culture.
During this period Germany became a great power expanding its rail network, strengthening its army & navy and creating a fast-growing industrial base.
On this trip not only you will learn about history of the German Empire but also will get to visit many of the historical attractions of Berlin under the guidance of our history experts. The itinerary has been planned in such a way that you get enough of time to explore the city of your own be it a cruise pn the river Spree or cycling through the city or visiting the fascinating countryside around Berlin. You will also be able to visit the imperial city Potsdam during this trip.