In the Footsteps of Martin Luther Tour

in Memory of the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Reformation 2017

A Unique tour for history lovers to former East Germany introducing the sites where Martin Luther, the father of religious reformation used to live and work. Starting from Germany's historic capital of  Berlin we visit Wittemberg where Luther's Theses became public; Luthertown Eisleben, his place of birth, and the splendid cities of Weimar, Leipzig and Erfurt also home to many enlightened scholars and historical figures     

6 nights/7 days from Berlin to Frankfurt

ONLY 3 Guaranteed departure dates!

5% early bird discount on bookings made before 15 Dec 2016

Martin Luther anniversary tour in germany

DAY 1: Berlin
Individual arrival at Berlin Airport and transfer from the airport to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to rest or own activates. In the evening at 7 meet your guide and other group members at the welcome dinner at the hotel. Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim proArte****.

DAY 2: Berlin
During a big city tour we will show you all the highlights of Germany’s capital and most exciting city. See Brandenburg Gate, our parliament Reichstag, the victory column, Palace Bellevue, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Memorial Church, Checkpoint Charlie, remains of the wall that once divided from East and the Wes, the boulevard Unter den Linden and the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral). The afternoon is free for own activities like discovering the museums island with it prominent Pergamum museum, or shopping in the numerous boutiques and department stores like KaDeWe. Accommodation at the Hotel Maritim proArte****.

DAY 3: Berlin - Wittenberg -  Dessau
After breakfast we proceed to Wittenberg, designated as “Luther Town”. It was where the reformation started on 31.10.1517 when Martin nailed his 95 theses to the portal of the Castle Church.  This year in 2017 we are celebrating 500 year anniversary of the start of  Christian reformation. Accommodation at the Hotel NH Dessau****.

DAY 4: Dessau - Torgau - Leipzig
This morning after breakfast we travel to the Saxon town of Torgau. There we take a photo stop at the war memorial, where Russian and American troops have joined hands at the River Elbe in Germany, symbolically ending World War II.  Afterwards we will see Hartenfels Castle, where brown bears following centuries old traditions are still kept in the moat. It was here where Luther consecrated for the first time a reformed Church, according to his own ideas. We are going to visit the tomb of Katharina von Bora, Lutherīs wife and stop at the building where Luther, Melanchthon, the primary intellectual leader of the movement, as well as Jonas and Bugenhagen worked out the basic ideas of the Torgau Articles in 1530. Continuing on to our next destination Leipzig we embark on a city tour. We will visit the Thomaskirche, where J.S. Bach served as choirmaster for 25 years and where Luther preached and introduced his ideas for the reformation to the people. Accommodation at the Hotel Radisson Blu Leipzig****.

DAY 5: Leipzig – Weimar - Erfurt
Today we leave for Weimar, center of Enlightenment. This City is the highlight of German Culture from the 18th and 19th Century. Home of  literary and musical giants the “Weimar classics”:  the writers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller as well as Franz Liszt and Richard Strauss. In the afternoon we continue to Erfurt also called the “Thuringian Rome” where Luther became a student and a monk. Here he also met many of his friends and followers like Spalatin, Jonas, Lang and the Draconites. Visit the Augustinian Monastery where Luther lived as a monk and admire the Merchantsī Bridge with the longest series of inhabited buildings on any bridge in Europe. Accommodation at the Hotel Radisson Blu Erfurt****.

DAY 6: Erfurt - Eisleben - Erfurt
Today we go to Eisleben. In 1996 UNESCO designated the Luther memorials as part of the World Heritage List, making Luthertown Eisleben a very popular tourist destination in Germany. The small town had also important role during the Thirty Years War. In this catholic town governed by the Counts of Mansfeld, Martin Luther was born in 1483 and died in 1546. We will visit the house of his birth and the Peter and Paul Church, where Luther was baptized. We also visit the Church of St. Andrews, where he last preached and the House of the Counts of Mansfeld, where Luther died. Luther’s birth house and Luther’s last residence are today Museums rich of historical documentation supported by UNESCO.
Accommodation at the Hotel Radisson Blu Erfurt****.

DAY 7: Day 7 Erfurt - Eisenach - Frankfurt
Today we drive to Eisenach dominated by the Wartburg Castle. Visit one of the most important buildings of German history and see the room where Martin Luther in only eleven weeks translated the New Testament while under the protection of Prince Elector Frederic the Wise. Three hundred years before, St. Elizabeth of Thuringia spent almost all her life at the Wartburg. A castle guide is waiting for us to give an inside Tour of the Wartburg. After the castle tour we will see the Bach Museum, pass by the Luther House of the Cotta family who provided the young Martin Luther with a Latin language education, preparing him for University in Erfurt. The program ends at Frankfurt airport, around 06 pm. Overnight can be added. Continue on one of our other tour to the southern part of Germany, called "Romantic Germany"

SERVICES INCLUDED:

  •  Transfer in from Berlin airport to your hotel (only on day 1 of the tour)

  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour depending on number of participants

  • English speaking tour guide during the entire tour (driver-guide for groups of 7 persons or less)

  • Accommodation at the hotels described or similar with daily buffet breakfast

  • Visits and excursions as mentioned with additional local guides in Wittenberg, Weimar, Erfurt and Eisleben

  • Welcome Dinner in Frankfurt and Luther Dinner in Leipzig

  • Admission to Luther House in Wittenberg, Castle Church in Wittenberg, Augustinian Monastery, Birth and Death House in Eisleben, Bach House in Eisenach, Wartburg Castle

 

PRICE in 2017

Tour Price:
 
Euro 1165 per person
$ rate varies depending on exchange rates

Single supplement: Euro 345

10% discount for third person in triple room

Tour can also operate on private bases on any day. Inquire about prices dependent on the number of people in the group.

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