7 Days / 6 Nights
Day 1 : Berlin
Arrival at Berlin Airport and transfer to the airport. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. At 07 pm you will meet your guide at the welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel Maritim proArte****.
Day 2 : Berlin
In the morning we visit Berlin´s many well-known historiy locations, like Under den Linden avenue, the State Opera and the Brandenburg Gate. There will also be time to explore the modern parts of the city, such as the German Parliament and Potsdam Square. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. Overnight at the Hotel Maritim proArte****.
Day 3 : Dessau - Torgau - Leipzig
After breakfast we proceed to Wittenberg, designated as "Lutherstadt" (Luther Town"). It was here that Luther gained notoriety by posting his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church, sparking the movement that would become the Reformation. Overnight at the Hotel NH Dessau****.
Day 4 : Dessau - Torgau - Leipzig
On the way to Leipzig stop in Torgau. There we make a photo stop at the war memorial, where Russian and American troops have joined hands at the River Elbe in Germany, bringing the end of the war a step closer. Afterwards there will be a “Kodak moment” at the Hartenfels castle, where Luther consecrated for the first time a reformed Church, according to his own Ideas. We are going to visit the tomb of Katharina von Bora and make a stop at the building where Luther, Melanchthon, Jonas and Bugenhagen worked out the basic ideas of the Torgau Articles in 1530. Then continue to Leipzig and visit of the city. Visit the Thomaskirche, where Bach served as choirmaster for 25 years and where Luther preached and introduced his ideas for the reformation to the people. Accommodation at the Hotel Radisson Blu Leipzig****.
Day 5 : Leipzig - Weimar - Erfurt
Today we leave for Weimar. This City is the highlight of German Culture from the 18th and 19th Century. It was the focal point of German Enlightenment. Home of the leading characters of the literary genre called “Weimar classics”: the writers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. In the afternoon we continue to Erfurt also called the “Thuringian Rome”. There he became a student and a monk. Here he also met many of his faithful friends, such as Spalatin, Jonas, Lang and Draconites. Visit the Augustinian Monastery where Luther lived as a monk and admire the Merchants´ Bridge (Krämerbrücke), the longest series of inhabited buildings on any bridge in Europe. Accommodation at the Hotel Radisson Blu Erfurt****.
Day 6 : Erfurt - Eisleben - Erfurt
Today we go to Eisleben. In 1996 UNESCO added the Luther memorials to its World heritage List, making the "Lutherstadt" Eisleben a much visited destination of Germany. Here, in the region of the Counts of Mansfeld, Martin Luther was born in 1483 and died in 1546. We will visit the house of his birth and the Peter and Paul Church, where Luther was baptized. We also visit the Church of St. Andrews, where he last preached and the House of the Counts of Mansfeld, where Luther died. Luther’s birth house and Luther’s last residence are today Museums rich of historical documentation supported by UNESCO.
Day 7 : Erfurt - Eisenach - Frankfurt
Today we start to Eisenach visiting the Wartburg. There, a Castle Guide is waiting to give us an inside Tour of the Wartburg. The Wartburg is the most famous landmark for Lutherans all over the World. Martin Luther stayed here for almost a year, protected by the Prince Elector Frederic the Wise. Here he translated the Bible. Thereafter we see the Bach Museum, pass by the Luther House of the Cotta family who provided the young Martin Luther with a Latin language education, preparing him for University in Erfurt. The program ends at Frankfurt airport, around 06 pm.