GERMAN HOPE REFORMATION-TOUR 1 - 4*
Frankfurt  Magdeburg  Frankfurt

(6 days round trip by touring coach)




Day 1: Frankfurt Worms

The tour will start in Frankfurt at the B & B hotel. We continue to Worms, thought to be one of the oldest towns in Germany,
where Luther was summoned in 1521 to appear before an
Imperial Diet to justify his conduct. We visit the world’s lar-
gest Memorial to the Reformation and the Church of the
Holy Trinity
, which is believed to be the place where the

decisive hearing took place. After that St. Peter’s Cathe-
dral
, situated on the highest elevation of the inner city

and one of the most exquisite examples of Romanesque
architecture and the Heylshof Park a plaque marks on the
ground the place where Luther made his brave declaration.
We also visit Europe’s oldest Jewishcemetery, the Holy
Sands
and
the former Jewish quarter.
Then on to Erfurt. We will stay overnight in a hotel at the Erfurt area.
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Day 2: Eisenach  Erfurt

We check out at the hotel and visit Erfurt, the spiritual home
of Martin
Luther. It was here that Luther obtained a degree in
1502
and a doctorate in the faculty of philosophy in 1505 and
where he took the decisive step to turn to theology and the
monastic life when he was caught in a violent thunderstorm
nearby and took a vow to become a monk.  On our walking
in the historical section of the city we visit St. Mary’s Cathe-
dral
, where Luther was ordained as a priest, the Church of
St. Severus
, where Luther preached his sermons, the

Augustinian Monastery with a permanent exhibit depicting
Luther’s life as a monk.
After that we
drive to Eisenach.
We explore the magnificent
Wartburg Castle to tour
the Luther Room where “Junker
Joerg” (the Knight George) transla
ted the New Testament
into German.
We continue to Moeckern, where we will stay at the guest-
house at Adventist university Friedensau for the next 4
days.
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Day 3: Magedburg

In the morning we went to Magedburg, the city of Emperor

Otto the Great and craddle of the Holy Roman Empire of
the German Nation. Discover on a guided tour the Cathedral
of St. Mauritius and St. Katherine,
the first German cathedral

in a Gothic style and burial place of Otto the Great and his
wife Editha and view the impressive statue of the Magde-
burg horseman
.




In the afternoon we explore the campus Adventist university
Friedensau on a guided tour.


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Day 4: Leipzig  Eisleben

Leipzig, the city of Johann Sebastian Bach but also the cradle
of the German peaceful revolution in 1989 which ended up in
the re-unification of Eastern and Western Germany. We visit
St. Thomas’ Church where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as
choir master and music director and greatly influenced the
music of the day and St. Nicholas Church, one of Leipzig’s
oldest churches and starting point of the peaceful revolution.

Eisleben
is the city where Martin Luther was born in 1483 and

died in 1546 . We tour the Luther Houses and continue to St.
Peter’s Church
where Luther was baptized and St. Andrews
Church
where Luther preached his last four sermons and

where his body was laid in state.

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Day 5: Wittenberg  Torgau

Wittenberg was the main workplace of Martin Luther from
1508. We tour All Saints Church (Schloss­kirche), famous
site where Luther posted his 95 Theses on
the Castle
Church door sparking the beginning of the Re
formation;
tour St. Mary’s Church, where Luther did the
majority of
his preaching.


Next we tour Torgau, the Saxonian residential city and poli-
tical center of the Reformation in the 16th century. Martin
Luther sanctified the Castle Church as the first Protestant
church. The tombstone of Katharina von Bora, Martin
Luther’s wife, can be found in St. Mary’s Church. The only
existing memorial for her is located in her last residence
the Katharina-Luther-Stube.

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Day 6: Magdeburg Frankfurt

After check out at the guesthouse we return by touring couch to Frankfurt the starting point of the journey.
The city walk features the old town centre (Roemerberg), the Cathedral, St. Paul’s Church, Dominican Monastery and Goethe-Haus (view from outside). We visit the Bible Museum which let us join the expedition into the world of the bible. Follow through the history of thousands of years and explore the world behind the scenes of the biblical text.

* Program changes possible for logistical reasons.



Not included in the tour price are:
Airport tax, personal expenses such as phone, laundry, mini bar, drinks, excess baggage, additional meals like lunch, optional excursions, travel and medical insurance, hotel accommodation and hotel transfer in Berlin and Frankfurt beyond the tour programm, airport transfer on arrival and departure, visas.

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