Tour: An Unbiased Perspective On The Korean War
When: Sat 10 Dec 2016 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Meeting Point: near Samgakji station (#428, #628)

Registration ends: Dec. 8

This guided tour of the War Memorial will provide a deeper insight into the events of the Korean War. The Tour guide, Major General Urs Gerber, member of the Swiss Armed Forces and an observer in the DMZ since 2012, will share his broad knowledge and up-to-date experiences.

Located on the old site of the Army Headquarters, the War Memorial of Korea was completed in December 1993. This project was carried out in consultation with military experts and contains a wide ranging collection of items from at home and abroad. The Memorial opened officially on June 10, 1994, and became the largest landmark of its kind in the world. The memorial building comprises six indoor exhibition rooms and an outdoor exhibition center displaying over 13,000 war memorabilia, military equipment and art. One sculpture, the powerful Statue of Brothers, depicts two embracing brothers, the elder a South Korean soldier and the younger a North Korean soldier. This piece symbolizes Korea’s divided state.

Participants: Minimum 10 – Maximum 20
 SIWA Welfare Fund: Members: W5,000.  Non-Members: W15,000. Optional lunch afterwards paid separately.
The new membership year begins May 1. Please see SIWA Membership Form 2016-2017 for more information.

Tour coordinator: Ines Hoehenleitner,
Tour leader: Major General Urs Gerber

Major General Urs Gerber is the Head of the Swiss Delegation to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Commission, Panmunjom, Republic of Korea. Prior to his assignment in Korea Urs Gerber was the Deputy Director of the International Relations Directorate of the Swiss Armed Forces and Head of the Euro-Atlantic Security Co-operation Division and responsible for all multilateral activities of the Swiss Armed Forces and its relations within the framework of UN, OSCE and EAPC-PfP as well as for arms control and disarmament issues of the Swiss Ministry of Defence. Major General Gerber has a background in history.

Cost: Member pricing applies to a SIWA Member’s partner and children, and her visiting guests residing outside of Seoul and Gyeonggi-do. Non-Member additional charge is for SIWA Welfare Fund.
Wait List: The tour coordinator will contact you if space becomes available.
Cancellation: Please email at least 3 days before the event. Cancelling after the deadline and no-shows will be charged full price per registered person.

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Meeting Point
near Samgakji station (#428, #628)
Exact meeting spot will be communicated to registered participants before the event.
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