Days - All about Luther
Day 1 - Arrive
You arrive in Berlin and will be welcomed by your Terra Lu Travel
companion and the modern coach. Transfer to the hotel for a free
afternoon. Time to rest and to get over the jet lag. In the evening
you will enjoy a welcome dinner.
Day 2 - Berlin
A full day of sightseeing is planned for today in the German capital.
You'll see the famous sites, including the Brandenburg Gate, the
Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church,
and remnants of the Berlin Wall. In the late afternoon you depart
Berlin and drive to Wittenberg for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - Wittenberg
- Eisleben - Mansfeld
This morning we'll visit sites in Wittenberg, the city of the Lutheran
reformation, including Luther's house, the Stadtkirche, the University,
and the All Saints Castle Church where Luther nailed his 95 Theses
on the door. In the afternoon we continue to Eisleben, where Luther
was born and died (in 1483 and 1546). We'll have a short stop in
Mansfeld, nearby, where Luther spent his early years. After arrival
in Eisleben we'll visit the little museum in the house where Luther
was born, visit the church where he preached his last sermon, and
walk by the Luther monument.
Day 4 - Leipzig
- Buchenwald - Erfurt
Continuing south this morning, we visit Leipzig. Points of interest
include Augustusplatz, the market, and St Thomas church where Johan
Sebastian Bach was an organist. In the afternoon we continue to
Erfurt. Along the way we stop at a Nazi concentration camp - Buchenwald.
Day 5 - Erfurt
- Wartburg Castle - Eisenach
Erfurt was the town where Martin Luther was a student of law and
business before joining the Augustinian convent as a monk. In a
short morning walk through this charming town with many timber framed
houses we see the market with St Mary's Cathedral, the merchant's
bridge, and visit the Augustinian monastery.
From there we get on the bus for a drive westbound to the town of
Eisenach to visit Wartburg castle. It is here that Luther hid in
1521 and 1522, taking on the assumed name of Knight George, after
being placed under an imperial ban. While here, he translated the
New Testament into German.
Eisenach also is the birthplace of the famous composer Johann Sebastian
Bach. We visit the museum and listen to a demonstration of Bach's
works on historical instruments.
Day 6 - Coburg
- Nuremberg - Augsburg
Proceeding south through the Thuringian Forest our first visit is
to the town of Coburg, famous for its bratwurst. We'll see the Veste
Coburg Fortress, where Luther spent some time under protection while
an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire. Continuing, we arrive at Nuremberg,
the second-largest city in Bavaria. It was from here that Luther
began his journey to Rome in 1510. We'll visit the Old Town with
its many points of interest. We end the day at Augsburg, where we
have dinner and overnight.
Day 7 - Augsburg
- Munich - Augsburg
In Augsburg, we'll visit St. Anne's Church, where, in 1518, Luther
met with Cardinal Cajetan. The Cardinal demanded that Luther submit
to the Pope. We'll also see the Augustus Fountain, the Church of
the Holy Cross, and other sites. The afternoon will be spent in
Munich, the capital of Bavaria, where we visit the Marienplatz,
and see the Town Hall, Cathedral, and other sites.
Day 8 - Neuschwanstein
- Romantic Road - Rothenburg
We drive south from Augsburg this morning to reach Neuschwanstein,
the fairy tale castle built by King Ludwig II, near the town of
Fussen. We visit the castle, and then travel along the Romantic
Road to reach Rothenburg ob der Tauber, where we have dinner and
Day 9 - Rothenburg
- Heidelberg - Worms
Rothenburg is Germany's best-preserved walled city. We'll take a
walking tour of the town this morning, and then proceed to Heidelberg.
On arrival, we visit the Castle and the University, and see the
Stone Bridge. We continue to Worms for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 -
Worms - Ruedesheim
Worms is where Luther, in 1521, appeared before the Holy Roman Emperor
and the Imperial Diet. He refused to recant his beliefs, and stated
"Here I stand, I can do no other. God help me. This morning
we'll visit the Reformation Monument and the Cathedral. In the afternoon
we proceed to Ruedesheim, in the romantic Rhine valley.
Day 11 -
Ruedesheim - Rhine River Cruise - Ruedesheim
This morning we take a cruise on the Rhine River, passing many small
villages and the famous Loreley Rock. The afternoon is at leisure.
A farewell dinner with wine is planned for this evening.
Day 12 -
This morning we transfer to Frankfurt airport, where we board our
return flight back home.
motor coach from Berlin to Frankfurt Airport (modern coach with
reclining seats, A/C, bathroom, video/DVD), incl. road taxes,
bus miles, bus parking on scheduled tour sites, incl. accommodation
and meals driver
LU TRAVEL tour director, experienced Lutheran, the friendly
host for the group
incl. accommodation and meals
category of your choice
every morning, number of dinners of your choice
with local guides in Berlin, Wittenberg, Eisleben, Nuremberg,
Augsburg, Munich, Heidelberg
fees to Wartburg, Bachhouse Eisenach, all visited Churches,
Lutherhaus Wittenberg, Neuschwanstein castle
guides at Buchenwald memorial
is a sample, based on tours we planned for groups. But no two Terra
Lu tours are the same. Our proposal for you might be different,
depending on time of travel and availability of services.
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