Reformation in Germany: In the Footsteps of Martin Luther | 2024
Join us for Reformation in German as we walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther, starting at $3,898* from New York, NY, on the dates below. You will take a driving tour of Berlin, see Brandenburg Gate, the rebuilt Reichstag, the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche, the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, Wittenberg, the Palace Church door, Schlosskirche, where Luther was buried, explore Luther Halle, a former monastery where Martin lived with his family, Halle, Market Church, Eisleben, Luther was baptized at St. Petri (St. Peter & St. Paul’s Church), the Luther Family Home, walk the medieval cobblestone streets past St. Andrew’s Church, where Luther preached his last sermon. At Erfurt, visit St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Augustinian Monastery, Eisenach, Luther House Museum, Wartburg Castle, and much more!
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April 16, 2024
October 1, 2024
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$150 11 Months Prior to Departure
$125 10 Months Prior to Departure
$100 9 Months Prior to Departure
$75 8 Months Prior to Departure
$50 7 Months Prior to Departure
$25 6 Months Prior to Departure
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- 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 from NY
- Overseas Airport Transfers
^ Additional Baggage & Optional fees may apply.
† If air purchased through EO.
Day 1 Depart USA
Depart on your international overnight flight.
Day 2 Arrive in Germany
Arrive this morning in Berlin, where our representative will greet you and escort you to your bus. A driving tour of Berlin will introduce you to such sites as the Brandenburg Gate and the rebuilt Reichstag, whose transparent dome represents the nation’s open government. Pass the ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedachtniskirche, left as a poignant reminder of what was lost in the Second World War, and stop at a section of the Berlin Wall, a stark testimony to the once divided city. Take a photo at Checkpoint Charlie, the infamous crossing point from East to West Berlin during the Cold War Era—dinner and overnight in Wittenberg.
Day 3 Wittenberg
This morning, wander the Wittenberg town where Luther lived and taught for 36 years. See where he posted his 95 Theses on the Palace Church door, giving voice to the Reformation. Visit Schlosskirche, where Luther was buried, and explore Luther Halle, a former monastery where Martin lived with his family. This afternoon, explore on your own through the town’s museums and shops. Enjoy an English Service held by the local Luther English Ministry team before returning to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
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 by selling indulgences, and the Protestants in Halle bought him out of his position. Continue to Eisleben, where Luther‘s 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, and 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
Explore the ancient city of Worms, where Luther refused to back down from his criticism of the church during the famous Diet of Worms. The Reformation Monument features statues of significant figures in the Reformation. View the Castle twice struck by lightning in Heidelberg and explore the charming Old Town’s cobblestone lanes and medieval atmosphere. Heidelberg University played an essential role in the debates over the Reformation. Continue to Mainz for dinner and overnight.
Day 8 Mainz, Gutenberg Press, Rhine Cruise
This morning, visit the Rhine River city of Mainz, where Johann Gutenberg developed the process of moveable type that allowed printing to be done on a production scale. Enjoy a cruise on the Rhine River past medieval castles before staying overnight in Frankfurt. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 Return to USA
Return home with memories of the people and places of the Reformation in Germany.
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