In the Footsteps of Martin
Luther - Tour DE109
4 Nights/ 5 Days with Daily
Berlin to Frankfurt
A unique tour to former East Germany introducing
the sites where
Martin Luther, father of the reformation used to live and work. Starting
from Germany's historic capital of
Berlin we visit Wittemberg where Luther's
theses became public. Also Torgau, Leipzig and Erfurt also home to many
enlightened scholars and historical figures.
You will tour Luther's homes, the Augustine monastery in Erfurt, the Bach museum in Eisenach
and the Wartburg castle.
Day 1 Berlin
Welcome and transfer to your hotel. The rest
of the day is free to explore the city at your leisure.
Day 2 Berlin - Wittenberg
The trip begins with a city tour of
Berlin. Visit attractions like the Brandenburg Gate, the cathedral of
Berlin, the German Parliament building and the lovely boulevards. Then we
travel to the city of Wittenberg, where we visit the house of Martin Luther
that has been transformed into the most important museum of the Reformation.
Next, we visit Luther’s tomb in the Schlosskirche church. We will also stop
by the St. Mary church.
Day 3 Wittenberg - Torgau - Leipzig
The tour continues to
Torgau, traveling through the landscape along the Elbe River. In Torgau,
visit the Hartenfels Palace and its chapel, the first Reformation church
consecrated by Luther. We will also visit the grave of Katharina von Bora,
Luther’s wife. We pause in front of the building where the main ideas in
the articles of Torgau were developed. In the afternoon, we arrive in
Leipzig, the site of the famous debate between Johann Eck and Martin
Luther. Sightseeing tour of Leipzig and visit to the Thomaskirche church.
We will also see the city hall and the St. Nikolai church, where the
prayers for peace against the communist dictatorship began.
Day 4 Leipzig - Eisleben - Erfurt
After breakfast we travel
to Eisleben, “the City of Martin Luther” and UNESCO World Heritage
Monument. In Eisleben we visit the house where Luther was born and where
he died. Other attractions on our itinerary include the church of St.
Peter and St. Paul, where he was baptized, as well as the church of St.
Andrews, where he held his final sermon. In the afternoon we continue to
Erfurt, where Luther became a monk. We also have the opportunity to visit
the Augustine Monastery, Martin Luther’s religious community.
Day 5 Erfurt - Eisenach - Frankfurt
In the morning there is
time for sightseeing in Erfurt. Attractions include the St. Mary church
and Krämerbrücke bridge. The tour continues to Eisenach. Take a guided
tour of the impressive castle of Wartburg, where Luther translated the New
Testament into German. Visit the Latin school and Bach Museum, a UNESCO
World Heritage Monument. The tour concludes in Frankfurt.