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Augustinian Monastery, Erfurt
Oberammergau Passion Play
Imagine yourself going to the epicenter of the Reformation and walking in the very places once frequented by Martin Luther. Picture yourself being on the very steps of the Wittenberg Church leading to the front doors where Luther posted the 95 Theses. Luther rediscovered the Gospel in this land, and it is our prayer that this tour will reinvigorate and inspire each traveler’s individual Christian journey. The tour also includes magnificent castles, quaint German villages, plenty of time for fun, traditional meals & even a visit to the famous Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Additional features will include visits to World War II sites, a dinner cruise, and a German church service.
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Depart
We will depart from the USA. Group flights are available for groups of 10+. Pre-tour nights in Berlin for anyone who wishes to travel before the tour begins. (IF)
Day 2: Berlin, Wittenberg
Welcome to Germany! On arrival in Berlin, travelers will transfer the centrally-located hotel in Berlin. After time to epurchase lunch, we will gather back at the hotel to begin the tour (time will be confirmed once we know all the flight arrival times.) We will start our Reformation Tour with a panoramic sightseeing tour of the reunified German capital, highlighting the Reichstag (parliament building), the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the refurbished city center and Gendarmenmarkt. We will also see Alexanderplatz, the famous boulevard “Unter den Linden”, and the Berlin Cathedral. We will continue to Lutherstadt-Wittenberg and check in our hotel. We will dine in our hotel this evening. (IF/D)
Day 3: Wittenberg
This morning our local guide will take us on a tour of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. It was here in 1517 that Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 Theses to the door of Castle Church (Schlosskirche). Although the original doors were destroyed in the Seven Years War, we can see Luther’s texts cast in bronze on the new doors. We will visit St. Mary’s Church where Luther regularly preached and visit the Old Latin School next door. Luther’s former home, the Lutherhalle, is now a Reformation Museum and we will see where he lived with his family, as well as some of Luther’s very own personal library, rare manuscripts, and early Bibles. We will arrange for a time of fellowship today, either in the Old Lutheran School, or with the Wittenberg English Ministry. The rest of the day will be free to explore independently. (B)
Day 4: Erfurt
This morning we will drive to Erfurt. Our local guide will take us on a tour including St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Severin’s Church and the famous Merchant’s Bridge. We will also tour the Augustinian Monastery where Luther became a monk on July 17, 1505. We will be able to see his monastic quarters, including one cell furnished to look as it would have when he lived there. (B/D)
Day 5: Eisenach, Rudesheim
In 1521, while fleeing from the wrath of the Pope, Luther took refuge in the Wartburg Castle after a fake kidnapping staged by his friend and protector, Frederick the Wise. We will tour the Wartburg and see where Luther finished translating the New Testament into German in just eleven weeks. In the afternoon we will travel down to the Rhine region and check in to our hotel in Rudesheim. We will have dinner in the stunning Eberbach Abbey. (B/D)
Day 6: Rhine Cruise, Rothenburg
What better way to start the day than with a Rhine cruise! We will board the boat and sail past magnificent castles and the famous Loreley rock to St. Goar. Every bend in the river will bring more stunning scenery, ships pass left & right, and numerous trains roar up and down the Rhine River valley. We will continue on to medieval Rothenburg, where we will have leisure time to shop, walk around the walls and explore the town. This evening we will have the option of joining the Night Watchman on his nightly tour (public tour). (B)
Day 7: Neuschwanstein, Munich
This morning we will drive down the Romantic Road to Neuschwanstein and tour this gorgeous fairy tale castle. We’ll end the day at our hotel in Munich. (B/D)
Day 8: Munich
Today is a free day, with the option of a day trip to Salzburg by train. (B)
Day 9: Munich
After a leisurely breakfast, we will have a walking tour of Munich, including the Cathedral, the Marienplatz, and the Old Town. This evening we will finish our fun tour with a farewell Bavarian meal in a traditional restaurant. We will overnight in Munich. (B/D)
Day 10: Return
We will leave this morning and drive to Munich Airport for our flight home. A post-tour to Salzburg can be arranged for anyone who’d like to extend their time in Europe. (B)
Please note this itinerary is copyrighted.
Our hotels are chosen for their quality, amenities and proximity to areas of interest. Whenever possible, we choose hotels in town centers, so that you are able to go off and explore in your free time. It may be necessary for us to substitute hotels for others of equal quality. You will be fully informed of any changes that affect you. Enjoy your stay!
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