Week in Luther's Steps
Invite all churches
in your area to honor the 500th Reformation Jubilee with a tour
of the Luther Sites! This sample itinerary covers all important
places of the Lutheran Reformation in a one week program. Like all
itins on our website it is just a sample which can be shortened
and extended in any way. We can add a tour
of Bavaria, a River Cruise on Elbe
visits with a partner congregation, or anything else. But maybe
this is a good start:
Day 1 - Arrival
Your group arrives in Berlin and will be welcomed by your Terra
Lu Travel companion and the de luxe motor 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.
We'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 we'll depart
Berlin and drive to Wittenberg for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - Wittenberg
This morning we'll visit sites in Wittenberg, the city of the Lutheran
reformation, including the Stadtkirche, the University, and the
All Saints Castle Church where Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the
door. The afternoon gives you enough time to visit the Luther House,
the World's largest museum on Reformation history, or one of the
many other museums and exhibitions - using the Terra Lu Wittenberg
Coupons for free admission. Or try the ice cream in one of
the many cafés and enjoy the Reformation atmosphere.
Day 4 - Leipzig
- Eisleben - Mansfeld
We start this morning with a visit in Leipzig. Johann Sebastian
Bach was the cantor at St Thomas Church and composed most if his
cantatas here. Leipzig also became famous in the the time of the
1989 revolution in East Germany, 25 years ago.
Then we continue to Eisleben, where Luther was born and died (in
1483 and 1546). We'll see the churches where Luther was baptized,
and where he preached his last sermon, as well as the house of birth,
and the Luther Monument. It was in Mansfeld, nearby, where Luther
spent his early years. Return to Eisleben for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 - Buchenwald
Today we get in contact with the darkest part of German history
as we visit Buchenwald, a former Nazi concentration camp.
In the afternoon we arrive in Erfurt. On our orientation walk through
the nicely restored old center we visit St. Mary's Cathedral, the
Merchant's bridge, the historic university Martin Luther attended,
and the Augustinian monastery where he lived as a monk. Dinner tonight
will be in a rustic restaurant in "medieval style".
Day 6 - Erfurt
- Coburg - Erfurt
Today we cross the Thuringian Forest for a day excursion to Coburg.
Martin Luther lived at Veste Coburg Fortress while his fellow Philipp
Melanchthon proclaimed the Augsburg Confession at the imperial diet
in Augsburg. The Veste Coburg houses the Bavarian art treasuries.
Back to Erfurt you can enjoy some time for shopping or strolls through
the nice town.
Day 7 - Erfurt
- Eisenach - Wartburg Castle - Frankfurt
We continue west this morning to Eisenach to see the impressive
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.
Down the hill in the little town of Eisenach we visit the House
where composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born. We'll enjoy an introduction
into Bach's life and work with a music demonstration on historic
We continue to Frankfurt in the afternoon where we'll overnight
and enjoy a farewell dinner.
Day 8 - Frankfurt
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, Leipzig
fees to Wartburg, Bachhouse Eisenach, Veste Coburg, all visited
Churches, Lutherhaus Wittenberg
Lu Wittenberg Coupons
for free admission to all museums and exhibitions in Wittenberg
(includes Lutherhouse, Melanchthonhouse,
Lucas Cranach Museum, Exhibition of Modern Christian Art, and
others) - exclusively developed and offered by Terra Lu Travel
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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