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On the footsteps of Martin Luther

5 Days – Berlin – Wittenberg – Erfurt –
Eisleben – Berlin

Day 1:
Arrival + City Tour Berlin
After arrival and hotel check-in your tour guide takes you on a sightseeing tour through the German capital: Visit Alexanderplatz, Berlin`s most famous square with the World Time Clock and the Fernsehturm (TV tower) Alex, with a height of 368m the city`s highest building offering a tremendous view from its panoramic floor; Berlin Cathedral, former court church of Prussia`s royal family, the Hohenzollern; the medieval quarter Nikolaiviertel; the world heritage Museum Island, uniting five important museum buildings into a harmonic ensemble on the river Spree; Berlin Town Hall, official seat of the mayor which is colloquially known as the “Red Town Hall”; the Gendarmenmarkt, generally regarded as one of the most beautiful squares in Europe; as well as legendary Checkpoint Charlie, the former border crossing point between East and West Berlin. The evening is open for your own explorations.

Day 2:
Berlin – Wittenberg – Erfurt (approx. 325km)
On the footsteps of Martin Luther you will head south to Lutherstadt-Wittenberg, the place where the Reformation movement started in 1517 when Luther nailed his famous “95 Theses” to the door of the Schlosskirche (Castle Church). Your guide will take you to see this church, also the last resting-place of Luther`s remains, before your walk though the historic center of the town leads you to Luther`s former house, nowadays a museum, and to the place where Philip Melanchton lived, a likeminded contemporary and fellow reformer of Luther. In the afternoon you proceed to Erfurt, the town where Luther dedicated himself to his studies between 1501 and 1505, before he decided to join the Augustinian Monastary after a far-reaching personal experience. On your walk through the town you will see the Monastery as well as the church where Luther was ordained in 1507. The evening is at your own disposal.

Day 3:
Excursion to Eisenach (approx. 130km)
After breakfast, you will drive to Eisenach. The neat town is famous for the imposing Wartburg Castle where the reformer found shelter under the alias “Junker Jörg” and escaped persecution after the Edict of Worms. On your visit you will see the Knights` Hall, the Elisabeth Bower as well as the room where Luther lived between May 1521 and March 1522 and where he produced his famous translation of the bible. In the afternoon, return to Erfurt. The evening is at your own disposal.

Day 4:
Erfurt – Eisleben – Berlin (approx. 300 km)
Today, you will follow the traces of the reformer to his birthplace in Eisleben. The Luther memorial places of the town have been declared part of the world cultural heritage by the UNESCO in 1996, also because of their special significance as authentic places of the Reformation. On your guided tour you will see the place where Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483 as well as the house where he died on February 18, 1546. Afterwards, you will return to Berlin. Hotel check-in and spare time.

Day 5:
Departure
After a rich breakfast, you will return home with numerous memories and impressions of the life of this famous reformer Martin Luther.


Upon request we gladly offer adequate transfer services (coach / minibus / limousine / driver-guide / train / rented car).

Kindly note that our programs are merely suggested itineraries. Please do not hesitate to send us your request for a tailor-made quotation according to your special interests.

Please also note that due to the opening times of included sights the program might have to be modified.

In cases of special events or important fairs and conferences, an accommodation in a centrally located hotel might not be possible. The excursion program however is generally not affected by these events.