Charlottenburg Palace at night, where our 2018 Closing Ceremonies take place.

When: Day 7 (i.e. Saturday evening, July 21)

The Closing Ceremonies of the 2018 International History Olympiad will take place on the evening of Day 7, on the last night of the Olympiad. The Closing Ceremonies will take place at Schloß Charlottenburg (Charlottenburg Palace), specifically in the Große Orangerie (Great Orangery).


Achtung! This schedule is not currently up to date – please use the schedule as per the website here

The plan for the evening will be as follows:
5:30pm – Middle School Students depart for Schloß Charlottenburg
6:15 – Junior Varsity Students depart
7:00 – Varsity Students depart
Upon arrival, students will take a 35-50 minute tour of the palace, concluding in the Orangerie, where light refreshments will be served and parents, family members, and students can socialize.

In 2016, the Closing Ceremonies of the Olympiad were held on the deck of the USS Missouri in Hawaii.

8:05 – Welcome Messages
8:15 – German Military History Bee Finals
8:45 – International History Bee Finals
9:15 – International History Bowl Finals
Students are not required to watch the finals; there will be a place for students to socialize if they are not watching the finals.
9:40-10:45 – Reception, light refreshments, tiebreaks if needed for determining top 3 Olympiad overall finishers in each age division
10:45pm-12:00am – Final Awards
12:00am – Middle School Students depart for Youth Hostel, Reception continues for older students
12:45 – Junior Varsity Students depart
1:30 – Varsity Students depart

Attire is black tie optional. Semiformal attire (shirt and tie [jacket optional] / dress / etc. ) is required.

The Closing Ceremonies will be held in the Great Orangery of Charlottenburg Palace.

The trip to Schloß Charlottenburg will be done by bus, and takes approximately 20 minutes from the youth hostel and 25 minutes from the hotel for parents and family members. A bus for parents and family members will be provided beginning at 5:30pm, which will make round trips throughout the evening back to the parents and family members hotel. The Closing Ceremonies are open to all parents, students, and family members. For those not officially registered with the Olympiad, there will be a fee of 35 euros or $45 per adult and 25 euros or $30 per minor; for those officially registered with the Olympiad, the cost is included.