April 1 - 9, 2016
$999* Land Only
- Roundtrip Airfare from New York
- 4 star Hotels
- Guided Touring
- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily
- & Much More!
*Plus $100 tips.
Friday, April 1, 2016 - USA- Dresden
Saturday, April 2, 2016 - Dresden
This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Dresden. Martin Luther visited here in 1516 and again in 1518. Today, you can see a statue of Martin Luther in the square in front of the Frauenkirche (“Church of Our Lady”). The church, built between 1726 and 1743, was destroyed by Allied bombs during WWII. The ruins lay untouched until after the reunification of Germany. Reconstruction took 13 years and the church was reconsecrated with a festive two-day service lasting through Reformation Day on October 31, 2005.
Sunday, April 3, 2016 - Leipzig
After breakfast, travel to Leipzig and St. Thomas Church, where Luther preached and Bach served as cantor and choir director. It contains a large stained glass window depicting Luther with his translation of the Bible. Explore the Neues Rathaus, the city hall built over the castle where Johann Eck and Martin Luther debated in 1519.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - Wittenberg
Luther lived and taught for 36 years in Wittenberg. You’ll see where he posted his 95 Theses on the Palace Church door, giving voice to the Reformation. Inside the Luther House see the “Martin Luther – Life, ministry, and impact”exhibition - the world’s largest museum for the history of the Reformation. The permanent exhibition relates the life and ministry of the Protestant reformer, but also the everyday life of his family and the rich history of Luther’s impact. Next visit of the Melanchthon House. Melanchthon was a humanist, reformer, Praeceptor Germaniae (honorary “Teacher of Germany”), ambassador to the Reformation, and “father of ecumenism” – these are among the accolades that have honored Philipp Melanchthon, Martin Luther’s friend and colleague. Philipp Melanchthon – the man and the scholar – is at the center of the Melanchthon House’s new exhibition.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - Eisleben & Erfurt
Luther was born and died in Eisleben. You’ll see St.Petri (St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church) where Luther was baptized and also see his parents’ and wife’s portraits. Tour this charming town, including the Luther Family Home, as well as the house Luther was visiting at the time of his death. Walk the medieval cobblestone streets past St. Andrew’s where Luther preached his last sermon. Erfurt was called the “city of spires” in Luther’s day. Visit St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Augustinian Monastery where in 1507 Luther was ordained into the priesthood.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - Eisenach
Martin Luther lived in Eisenach during his student days. Learn about Luther’s life and the Reformation at the Luther House (museum). Here you will also tour the famous Wartburg Castle where, in 1521, Luther translated the New Testament into German. View the room where, in just 11 weeks, Luther completed his translation.
Thursday, April 7, 2016 - Erfurt- Frankfurt - Worms
Explore the ancient city of Worms site of the famous Diet of Worms during which Luther refuse to back down from his criticism of the church. You’ll view the Reformation Monument. View the lightning-struck Castle and explore the charming Old Town complete with cobblestone lanes and medieval atmosphere.
Friday, April 8, 2016 - Mainz
Visit Mainz where Johann Gutenberg developed the processes of moveable type which permitted printing to be done on a production scale. It was an essential tool which made the Reformation possible for it allowed the words of the reformers to be distributed to the masses. Enjoy a Rhine River cruise.
Saturday, April 9, 2016 - Transfer to Frankfurt International airport & Return Home
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