Join Dr. & Mrs. Jerry Kieschnick on the Footsteps of Martin Luther & the Reformation Hosted by Lutheran Foundation of Texas departing May 9, 2017
- All Inclusive Pricing
- Breakfast and Dinner Daily
- Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
- Entrance and Program Fees
- First Class Hotels
- Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
- Guided Tours
- International Airfare
- Live Audio Headsets
Day 1 Depart USA
Day 2 Arrive in Germany
Day 3 Wittenberg
Day 4 Halle and Eisleben
Start the day in Halle, where Luther supported the Market Church constructed here. Later, George Handel would be baptized here in 1685. Cardinal Albert of Mainz precipitated the onset of the Reformation through his sale of indulgences and the Protestants in Halle bought him out of his position. Continue on to Eisleben, where Luthers life both began and ended. Luther was baptized at St. Petri (St. Peter & St. Paul's Church), where you can see portraits of his wife and parents. This charming little town includes 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 Church, where Luther preached his last sermon. Dinner and overnight in Erfurt.
Day 5 Erfurt
Erfurt was called the city of spires in Luther's day. Visit St. Mary's Cathedral and the Augustinian Monastery, where Luther was ordained into the priesthood in 1507. Visit the Veste, the 900-year-old fortress of Coburg, where Luther took refuge from his enemies behind its triple ramparts. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 6 Eisenach
Martin Luther lived in Eisenach during his student days. Learn about Luther's life and the Reformation at the Luther House Museum, and tour the famous Wartburg Castle, where Luther translated the New Testament into German in 1522. View the room where Luther completed his translation in just 11 weeks. Travel to the Rhine River area. Check into your area hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 7 Worms and Heidelberg
Day 8 Mainz, Gutenberg Press, Rhine Cruise
Day 9 Return to USA
Enhance Your Journey
Wendish Territory Pre-Tour $1098
May 5 Depart the USA on your international flight to Dresden.
May 6 Arrive at Dresden airport - Dresden city tour - free time - on to Bautzen for dinner and overnight.
May 7 Bautzen walking tour and visits to the villages of Klitten and Weigersdorf.
May 8 Tour to scenic Wendish villages of Hoyerswerda, Schleife, and Spreewitz.
May 9 Slavic fort at Raddusch, Cottbus and visit Lubbenau (with canal cruise). Continue to Berlin for dinner and overnight.
May 10 Meet the rest of the group and begin touring in Berlin.