LUTHERAN HERITAGE TOUR

A 15 DAY TOUR TO GERMANY

Upon arrival at Berlin International Airport, we will be welcomed and checked-in to the hotel.

 

Overnight stay at Berlin (B D)

We will begin with a panoramic tour of Berlin to visit, the Charlottenburg Castle, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the famous Kurfurstendamm, Bellevue Castle, the Holocaust Memorial and the Reichstag Building. We will have a photo stop at the exquisite Brandenburg Gate, Gendarmenmarkt, the Berlin Cathedral, Alexanderplatz, the Nikolai Quarter, and the remains of the Berlin Wall. The rest of the day will be spent in leisure.

 

Overnight stay in Berlin (B D)

We will depart Berlin to visit Eisleben, regarded as Luther’s place of birth and death. We will explore the past by making a visit to the museum inside the home of Luther, the place where he was born, St. Peter and Paul Church, the place of his Baptism, and St. Andrews Church where he preached. Later, continue towards Wittenberg where the Reformation moment originated.

 

Overnight stay in Wittenberg (B D)

This morning we will visit the renowned Castle Church, where Luther declared his 95 Theses. This follows a guided stroll into the Luther’s Grave and Luther House, where Martin Luther and his family resided. View the historic twin-towered gothic St. Mary’s church, where Martin Luther preached the Reformation principles. We will also visit Lutherhalle, Luther’s dwelling in the Augusteum which is now a museum of Reformation history containing an unsurpassed collection of Reformation artifacts.

 

Overnight stay in Wittenberg (B D)

 

We will begin the day on a musical note by strolling around Leipzig, with a visit to Thomaskirche which is the work place of the famous German musician and composer J.S. Bach. It is also widely recognised as a home of musical creativity, where the famous St. Thomas Boys Choir was formed. We will continue with a leisurely visit to the historic city of Dresden, situated on the banks of River Elbe to view the old town square, the royal residence castle and the Frauenkirche, Church of our Lady.

 

Overnight stay in Dresden (B D)

This morning we will arrive in Erfurt, where Luther was struck down by lightning, made his vow to become a monk, and entered the Augustinian order. Visit the Augustinian Monastery, where Luther resided and studied as a monk between the years 1505 and 1512. Then proceed to the beautiful St. Severus Church, the 650-year-old Kraemer Bridge and St. Mary’s Cathedral where Luther was ordained.

 

Overnight stay in Erfurt (B D)

Today, we will visit Eisenach and appreciate a guided visit to Wartburg Castle, where Luther translated the New Testament into German. We will then visit the Luther and Bach Memorials, St. George’s Church, Luther house and finally the Nikolai Church and Gate, through which Luther passed by when he entered or left Eisenach.

 

Overnight stay in Erfurt (B D)

We will continue our journey to Coburg, where Luther stayed for the Imperial Diet of Augsburg to visit the Coburg Fortress which is one of the biggest surviving medieval strongholds in Germany. We will journey to the medieval walled town of Rothenberg to visit St. Jacob’s church which houses the famous Blood Altar. We will have sufficient time to shop for Christmas ornaments, something which this charming town is famous for.

 

Overnight stay in Rothenberg (B D)

The day will begin with a drive to Augsburg, the city where Luther and his followers first declared their beliefs. We will continue our journey to the “Secret Capital” of Germany, Munich, which comprises of a thousand-foot high Television Tower, an Olympic Stadium, as well as the gothic Frauenkirche and Marienplatz, the central city square. The rest of the day will be spent in leisure.

 

Overnight stay in Munich (B D)

This morning journey to the town of Oberammergau, where attracts thousands of people from all over the world to watch the famous Passion Play once every decade. Later, we will visit the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, built by King Ludwig, one of the most photographed palaces in the world and the model for the castles at the Walt Disney theme parks.

 

Overnight stay in Munich (B D)

We will depart Munich to visit the mesmerising medieval town of Mainz, situated on the banks of the River Rhine. We will continue to visit the Heidelberg, a romantic city famous for its castle ruins, Red Ox Inn, and the Stone Bridge along the Neckar River, known as Germany’s most beautiful bridge. The final halt will be at the Gutenberg Museum, where the original versions of the Bible can be found.

 

Overnight stay in Mainz (B D)

We will begin the day with a drive to Worms, the place where the Assemble gave a verdict on Luther after he refused to recant. A guided walking tour of the city promises to provide considerable insight into Luther’s life. We will then explore the Trinity Cathedral, the church where history began for the Reformation movement, and visit the monument dedicated to Luther in this vicinity. Later, we will enjoy the Rhine Cruise along the castle overlooking the cliffs, vineyards and breathtaking towns with their trim and aligned woods.

 

Overnight stay in Mainz (B D)

After breakfast, we will check out from the hotel and then transfer to Frankfurt International Airport for our return flight to Australia. (B)

Route Map

TourMap Lutheran Heritage Tour
  • Return economy class airfares
  • 4* Hotel accommodation
  • Meals specified on itinerary
  • Transfers on fully air conditioned coach
  • English tour guides, as required
  • Entrance fees to the relevant sites
  • Tours led by Tour Manager or a Priest Chaplain

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