10 Days / 8 Nights
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PPastor Bradley Schmelinglease join Pastor Bradley Schmeling and Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on a fantastic journey to Germany. The Luther decade from 2008 to 2017 invites you to take part in various events and tours in order to search for traces of the original scenes of the Reformation. It will commemorate the 500th anniversary of the nailing of the theses, with which Luther set the Reformation in motion in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517. Exhibitions, concerts, church services, festivals and theatre productions will highlight the importance of the Reformation and the role Martin Luther played in the places he lived and worked.

 

 
 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Wednesday, August 23: Departure from the USA Our journey begins with an overnight flight to Berlin, Germany.

Day 2: Thursday, August 24: Berlin Arrival into Berlin, transfer to our hotel for check-in, dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Friday, August 25: Berlin Unter den Linden Strasse, the Russian War Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate, the German Historical Museum, Kurfurstendamm Strasse, Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Olympic Stadium, and afternoon at leisure. Enjoy dinner and another overnight stay.

Day 4: Saturday, August 26: Juterbog & Wittenberg  Juterbog Nikolaikirche, Wittenberg: All Saints’ Church, City Church, Luther’s house, and the Renaissance mansion of Philip Melanchton. Overnight stay in Wittenberg.

Day 5: Sunday, August 27: Torgau & Leipzig Torgau: Hartenfels Castle and St. Mary’s Church. Leipzig: Altes Rathaus, St. Nicholas Church, St. Thomas Church, and the Bach Museum. Leisurely dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6: Monday, August 28: Eisleben Martin Luther’s birth house and death house, the Church of St. Peter and Paul, and St. Andrew’s Church, The Bible Institution of Castein in Halle, and return to Leipzig.

Day 7: Tuesday, August 29: Erfurt Erfurt walking tour, Augustinian Monastery, St. Mary’s Cathedral, dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Wednesday, August 30: Eisenach & Wartburg Castle Wartburg Castle, Lutherstube, Bachhaus, Lutherhaus, Marktplatz, Georgenkirche. Continue to Mainz for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 9: Thursday, August 31: Mainz & Worms Gutenberg Museum, Cathedral of Mainz, Worms, Luther monument, St. Peter’s Cathedral, Church of the Holy Trinity, return to Mainz for a farewell dinner and last overnight stay.

Day 10: Friday, September 1: Frankfurt & Depart for Home We leave our hotel and head for the Frankfurt airport to return to the US.

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