Germany Vacation Package:
In the Footsteps of Martin Luther

Germany vacation package: In the Footsteps of Martin Luther
Wartburg Castle
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In 1517, German monk Martin Luther (1483-1546) proposed to reform the church by nailing 95 theses to the doors of the castle church in Wittenberg. This event sparked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Luther’s work had an enormous impact on western theology and culture, and influenced many other protestant thinkers. On this tour we follow in the footsteps of this famous reformer and visit fascinating cities like Wittenberg, Leipzig and Dresden.

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Note: This is a comprehensive vacation package (provided by tour operator)
Duration: 5 days
Recommended Destination Airport: Frankfurt Airport

Vacation Package Details:

This program includes

  • Transportation by car, minivan or bus during the entire tour (depending on number of participants)
  • English speaking tour guide during the entire tour (driver-guide for groups of 8 persons or less)
  • Accommodation in the hotel category of choice
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Visits and excursions as listed in the program
  • Admission to Luther‘s home in Wittenberg and Eisleben, the Augustine monastery in Erfurt, the Bach museum in Eisenach and Wartburg Castle

Cost Estimate:

  • $2955 for 1 person, 5 days
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Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Berlin - Wittenberg - Eisleben - Erfurt

Day 1: Berlin - Wittenberg - Eisleben - Erfurt
Wittenberg Schlosskirche
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After leaving Berlin we visit Wittenberg and the largest museum on the Reformation in the world. The tomb of Luther can be found in the Schlosskirche church of Wittenberg. On the way to Erfurt we visit the city of Eisleben, where Luther was born in 1517.


Day 2: Erfurt - Eisenach

Day 2: Erfurt - Eisenach
Schloss Eisenach
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Erfurt is also known as the “Thuringian Rome“ for its architectural beauty. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city and visit the Augustine monastery and the largest wooden bridge in Europe. Continue to Eisenach and visit the museum of famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach. His former home is now a UNESCO Cultural Heritage site.


Day 3: Eisenach - Weimar - Leipzig

Day 3: Eisenach - Weimar - Leipzig
Weimar
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Today we visit the impressive castle of Wartburg, where Luther translated the New Testament into German. Next we travel to Weimar, the home town of famous figures such as Goethe, Schiller, Bach and Liszt.


Day 4: Leipzig - Dresden

Day 4: Leipzig - Dresden
Reichsgerichtsgebäude
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Sightseeing tour of Leipzig, the city that for many centuries influenced Europe’s economy and spiritual life. The historic architecture of the city center has been beautifully preserved and restored. Today’s final destination is Dresden


Day 5: Dresden - Berlin

Day 5: Dresden - Berlin
Dresden Opera House
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Dresden is one of the most charming cities in Central Europe and is also known as “Florence on the Elbe“. Visit the recently restored Frauenkirche church, the famous Dresden Opera House, the Imperial Zwinger palace and enjoy a stroll along the Elbe River. In the afternoon we return to Berlin.


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