The European Reformation with Oberammergau–Faith–Based Travel 2020

The European Reformation with Oberammergau–Faith–Based Travel 2020


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther on this Germany vacation highlighting the European Reformation and featuring the Oberammergau Passion Play. You'll overnight in Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Erfurt, Wiesbaden, Nuremberg, Oberammergau, and Munich, and you'll visit Eisleben, Eisenach, Coburg, Worms, Mainz, Rothenburg, Augsburg, and the Rhine Valley along the way.On this faith-based tour, you’ll visit many of the sites important in Luther's life. In Wittenberg, visit St. Mary's Church, where Luther preached reform, got married, and baptized his six children. Also visit Luther House, where Luther and his family lived. In Eisleben, visit Luther's birth house and death house museums, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites; St. Peter & Paul Church, where Luther was baptized; and St. Andrew's Church, where Luther preached his last sermon in 1546. Visit the Augustinian Monastery in Erfurt, where Luther lived as a monk, and Coburg Fortress in Coburg, where Luther was protected during the Imperial Diet of Augsburg in 1530. In Eisenach, visit the house where Luther lived; Wartburg Castle, where he lived in disguise as "Knight George;" and St. George's Church, where he was a choir boy and later preached. In Worms, visit the Reformation Monument and the cathedral where Luther presented his case. A tour highlight is the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, performed every 10 years since 1634. Set in the charming, unspoiled, Bavarian village of Oberammergau, enjoy first-class seating for this world-famous play performed by Oberammergau residents. These are just some of the many highlights included on this faith-based, Germany tour. You'll not only see these amazing sites, but you'll also be accompanied by others desiring an inspirational journey and a Tour Director committed to bringing you these inspiring places. It's a vacation you can believe in and one sure to leave you with many memories of a lifetime!

Day 1: ARRIVE IN BERLIN, GERMANY.
Welcome to Berlin! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and begin your journey at this evening’s welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2: BERLIN–WITTENBERG.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide in the once-divided metropolis includes the elegant Ku’damm, the restored Reichstag, Charlottenburg Castle, a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust Memorial, and the 21-foot Victory Column in the vast Tiergarten Park. Visit the KAISER WILHELM MEMORIAL CHURCH with its bomb-damaged spire, drive along Unter den Linden Boulevard, and pass the State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie. In the afternoon, continue to Wittenberg, Martin Luther’s hometown for more than 30 years and birthplace of the Reformation. (B,D)

Day 3: WITTENBERG–LEIPZIG.
Enjoy a guided walking tour and visit the LUTHER HOUSE, where Martin Luther and his family lived. Also, visit ST. MARY’S CHURCH, a twin-towered gothic church where Luther preached reform, got married, and baptized his six children. Finally, see the door of Castle Church, where Luther posted his 95 Theses, launching the Reformation in 1517. Continue to Leipzig for a walking tour and a visit to the THOMASKIRCHE, where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a cantor. Also, see the market square that today is a site for celebrations and festivals, but once was the scene of executions and political demonstrations. (B,D)

Day 4: LEIPZIG–EISLEBEN–ERFURT.
Today, stop in Eisleben, where Luther’s life began and ended. Visit his BIRTH HOUSE and DEATH HOUSE MUSEUMS, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites; as well as ST. PETER & PAUL CHURCH, where Luther was baptized, and ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH, where Luther preached his last sermon in 1546. Later, drive to Erfurt, whose 36 churches, 15 monasteries, and other ecclesiastical buildings have earned it the nickname “Thuringian Rome.” The beautiful Old Town preserves the atmosphere Luther must have experienced during his student days. A highlight is an inspirational visit to the AUGUSTINIAN MONASTERY where Luther lived as a monk, and the unique MERCHANTS’ BRIDGE, lined with half-timbered homes on both sides. (B)

Day 5: ERFURT. EXCURSION TO EISENACH.
Journey to Eisenach and meet your Local Guide. Visit LUTHER HOUSE, ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH, where Luther was a choir boy and later preached, and see the Luther and Bach Memorials. Also, visit WARTBURG CASTLE, where he lived in disguise as “Knight George.” It was during this period that Luther translated the New Testament from Ancient Greek into German in just ten weeks. (B,D)

Day 6: ERFURT–COBURG–WIESBADEN.
Continue south today to Coburg and visit fascinating COBURG FORTRESS, where Luther lived, and was protected, during the Imperial Diet of Augsburg in 1530. As an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire, he could not attend the Imperial Diet of Augsburg, but instead spent his time continuing his work translating the Bible and writing on Reformation issues. (B,D)

Day 7: WIESBADEN. EXCURSION TO THE RHINE VALLEY, WORMS & MAINZ.
Enjoy a scenic RHINE CRUISE past castle-crested cliffs, terraced vineyards, and half-timbered towns. In Worms, where the Imperial Council passed judgment on Luther in 1521, visit the CATHEDRAL where Luther presented his case, as well as TRINITY CHURCH and the Reformation monument. Continue to Mainz to visit the GUTENBERG MUSEUM, which houses original copies of the Bible. (B)

Day 8: WIESBADEN–ROTHENBURG–NUREMBERG.
Journey to the medieval walled town of Rothenburg, where your walking tour takes you to ST. JACOB’S CHURCH with its masterpiece Altar of the Holy Blood. Afterwards, there is time to shop for the town’s famed Christmas ornaments. On to Nuremberg, the first town to accept the Reformation in 1525. Your walking tour features the gothic ST. LORENZ LUTHERAN CHURCH, where you can pause for quiet meditation. (B,D)

Day 9: NUREMBERG–OBERAMMERGAU.
Drive to picturesque Oberammergau, where the afternoon and evening are dedicated to the world-famous PASSION PLAY, held every 10 years and performed by the people of the town. (B,D)

Day 10: OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH.
In Munich, explore Germany’s “Secret Capital” with your Local Guide, including the Olympic Stadium, the 1,000-foot-high Television Tower, MARIENPLATZ with its old and new Town Halls, and the gothic Frauenkirche. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 11: MUNICH.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Inclusions

Sightseeing & Activities:

BERLIN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

WITTENBERG
Guided walking tour, visit the Luther House, visit St. Mary’s Church

LEIPZIG
Walking tour, visit the Thomaskirche and the market square

EISLEBEN
Visit Luther’s Birthplace and Death House Museums, St. Peter & Paul Church and St. Andrew’s Church

ERFURT
Visit the Augustinian Monastery and the Merchants’ Bridge

EISENACH
Guided visit of Luther House and St. George’s Church; see the Luther & Bach Memorials; visit Wartburg Castle

COBURG
Visit the fortress

RHINE CRUISE


WORMS
Visit the cathedral, Trinity Church, and Reformation Monument

MAINZ
Guided visit of the Gutenberg Museum

ROTHENBURG
Walking tour, visit St. Jacob’s Church

NUREMBERG
Walking tour, visit St. Lorenz Lutheran Church

OBERAMMERGAU
Passion Play

MUNICH
Guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz; farewell dinnerMotorcoach, boat cruise. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

Meals:
Full buffet breakfast daily; 8 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Berlin and a farewell dinner in Munich


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Accommodations

This vacation includes the world-famous Passion Play, a spectacular play performed only once every 10 years by the residents of the quaint little town of Oberammergau. An additional deposit of $350 per person will be collected in June 2019 to secure your reservation for the vacation and the tickets for the play.

Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy.

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Berlin: Crowne Plaza Berlin - Potsdamer Platz
A 256 room hotel occuping a former post office building with an Art Déco flair. Broad corridors with natural stone floors, high ceilings, wood paneling and an open fire in the lobby convey glamorous Berlin city life. Facilities include Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout, an elegant restaurant with a show kitchen and seasonal outside terrace, a hip cocktail Bar serving drinks and casual food and a spa with a fitness area, sauna and steam room.
Address:
Hallesche Strasse 10
Berlin , Germany
Wittenberg: Luther-Hotel
The Luther-Hotel, with 159 modern guestrooms, is located in the middle of the historic city center of Wittenberg, where many cultural events take place. A special highlight is the sauna on the 4th floor.
Address:
Neustrasse 7-10
Wittenberg , Germany
Leipzig: The Westin Leipzig
Impressive 27-story hotel located in city center, 300 meters from train station and close to museums and monuments.
Address:
Gerberstrasse 15
Leipzig , Germany
Erfurt: Radisson Blu Hotel Erfurt
Modern 14-story Hotel located 2 km from train station & 10 km from Erfurt-Bindersleben Airport.
Address:
Juri-Gagarin-Ring 127
Erfurt , Germany
Wiesbaden: Mercure Wiesbaden City Hotel
Hotel with multilingual staff lies in the center of the capital within walking distance to the pedestrian zone and the old town.
Address:
Bahnhofstrasse 10-12
Wiesbaden , Germany
Nuremberg: NH Collection Nuernberg City
Located in the heart of Nuremberg, this 244-room property has a striking modern design and offers a Free Wi-Fi connection throughout. The restaurant serves regional and Mediterranean food with a summer terrace for al fresco drinks and dining, other amenities include a contemporary bar and Gym with sauna and steam room.
Address:
Bahnhofstrasse 19
Nuernberg , Germany
Oberammergau: Romantik Hotel Boeld
Overlooking the Kofel mountain, this charming three story chalet-style hotel has the Ammer river nearby. In the elegant restaurant and bar with terrace you can taste delicious regional specialties. The modern spa includes a hammam, a sauna and a whirlpool tub. Free WiFi internet access is available throughout the hotel.
Address:
Konig-Ludwig-Strasse 10
Oberammergau , Germany
Munich: Holiday Inn Munich City Centre
Multistory Hotel housed within office/apartment & showroom complex in city center near Deutsches Museum.
Address:
Hochstrasse 3
Muenchen , Germany

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