10-Nights The European Reformation – Faith-Based Travel

This very special trip focuses on Martin Luther. Starting in Berlin, visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial. In Wittenberg, see Luther House, and visit St. Mary’s Church and Melanchthon House. Continue to Leipzig to visit the Thomaskirche, where J.S. Bach worked. Also included are visits to Luther’s Birthplace Museum, Luther’s Death House Museum, St. Andrew’s Church, and St. Peter & Paul Church in Eisleben; the Augustinian Monastery and Merchant’s Bridge in Erfurt; Wartburg Castle, where Luther translated the New Testament, Luther House, and St. George’s Church in Eisenach; Coburg Fortress; and Worms, where the Imperial Council passed judgement on Luther in 1521. Visit the cathedral where Luther presented his case, Trinity Church, and the famed Reformation Monument. In Mainz, visit the Gutenberg Museum, and enjoy a romantic Rhine River cruise through the prettiest part of the Rhine Valley. Next is the medieval walled town of Rothenburg, famous for its Christmas ornaments, to visit St. Jacob’s Church with the renowned Blood Altar. Follow in Luther’s footsteps to Nuremberg and visit St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, and to Augsburg, where Luther and his followers proclaimed their beliefs. End in Munich and visit Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls. An optional excursion to King Ludwig’s Linderhof Castle and the Passion Play town of Oberammergau is available. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel.

Included Features:

BERLIN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

WITTENBERG
Guided walking tour, see Luther House, visit St. Mary’s Church and Melanchthon House

LEIPZIG
Walking tour, visit the Thomaskirche and the market square

EISLEBEN
Visit Luther’s Birthplace Museum and Death House Museum, St. Andrew’s Church, and St. Peter & Paul Church

ERFURT
Visit the Augustinian Monastery and the Merchants’ Bridge

EISENACH
Guided visit of Wartburg Castle, visit Luther House and
St. George’s Church; see the Luther & Bach Memorials, and Nikolai Church & Gate

COBURG
Visit Coburg Fortress

WORMS
Visit the cathedral, Trinity Church, and the Reformation Monument

RHINE CRUISE

MAINZ
Visit the Gutenberg Museum

ROTHENBURG
Walking tour, visit St. Jacob’s Church

NUREMBERG
Walking tour, visit St. Lorenz Lutheran Church

AUGSBURG
Guided sightseeing

MUNICH

Guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner

Headsets throughout the tour


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Featured Destinations

Berlin

Berlin is without doubt the most fascinating city in Germany. Covering around 341 square miles Berlin is a unique landscape. With its numerous parks, lakes and wooded areas it is sometimes easy to forget that Berlin is the capital of Germany. The troubled history of this celebrated capital has for many years attracted tourists from around the world. It is estimated around 80% of Berlin was destroyed during the Second World War; landmarks like the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church stand as a lasting reminder of the mass destruction this city once endured. Perhaps one of Berlin's most famous landmarks is the Berlin Wall, the 'iron curtain' that divided this great city into two halves between 1961 and 1989. The East was governed by communism while the West was allowed to flourish under a democratic capitalist government. Even now, over a decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the differences between the former East and West are still very apparent. Berlin has an undeniable air of mystery that has always been and always will be a major draw for tourists from around the world.

Munich

Home of tworld-famous Oktoberfest, the Hofbrauhaus and beergarden-experience, Munich has become one of the most modern and prosperous cities in post-war Germany. Munich offers museums, art galleries, concert halls and historical buildings, beergarden athmosphere on a warm summer night and the hottest dance hall scene in Germany. The area around Munich has mountains, lakes, fairy-tale-castles, wintersport centers and treasures like the monastery-and-brewery of Andechs. Among "must-sees" in Munich, are a walk on the high-level-shopping mile of Maximilianstrasse, a visit of Monopterus building and the "Chinesischer Turm" beergarden on a warm summer day, a match of two main local soccer clubs in Olympic stadium, a visit to "Deutsche Museum", a beer in the students' pubs, and an afternight breakfast in the cafe "Schmalznudel" at Viktualienmarkt. For history, go to a museum, visit the castle of Nymphenburg or get confronted with the dark side of German history in Dachau concentration camp memorial site.

Nuremberg

The second largest city in Bavaria, Nuremberg is a glowing testament to medieval culture as evidenced in its historic monuments, Gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Take a walk around the 13th-century city walls, complete with moats, watchtowers and gateways. Then experience "shopping" as it was in the Middle Ages at the Handwerker Hof, a charming "mediaeval mall". Don't forget to sample the city's famous Bratwürste annd Lebkuchen.

Leipzig

In Goethe's Faust a character named Frosch calls Leipzig 'a little Paris.' He was wrong - Leipzig is more fun. Street-side cafes pour out onto the streets, and underground music clubs thud throughout the night; the town also has some of the finest classical music and opera in the country - it was once home to Bach, Wagner and Mendelssohn.

Mainz

Mainz is located on the left bank of the Rhine, across from the Rhine's intersection with the Main River. It is thought that there may have been wine-producing vines in the area even before the coming of the Romans in 38 B.C., although it was from that time that the regions of the Rheingau and Rheinhessen became widely known for fine viticulture.

At the beginning of the Christian era, a bridge connected the settlement on the Rhine's left bank and the Roman fortifications opposite. In the 8th century, the town became a primary archbishopric. Over the centuries, church politics and a series of wars shuffled control of the city back and forth between the French and various German factions. Today Mainz is a bustling city, with a prosperous trade in wine and other businesses.

Wittenberg

Wittenberg was central in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. This little medieval town was where Martin Luther's 95 Theses were nailed to the doors of the Castle Church, where you can now visit his tomb. You can visit Luther's House, an old cloister, and Lucas Cranach's art studio. Cranach is known in art history for his portraiture and woodcuts.  Every June and October, medieval fairs - the Luthers Hochzeit and the Reformations Fest - feature music and cultural events.

 

Erfurt

Erfurt, the Capital and spiritual center of Thuringia, is located in the center of Germany. This medieval city holds the only extensively preserved baroque town fortress in central Europe, and its old town is one of the most in tact medieval cities in Germany. Martin Luther studied at the University of Erfurt in the early 1500s and lived as a monk in St. Augustine's Monastery. Erfurt has many museums, churches, synagogues, monasteries and historical architecture to visit, such as the Kramerbrucke (Merchants' bridge), the-century bridge and one of the most famous attractions of Erfurt.

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