Austria, Switzerland and Germany

Austria, Germany & Switzerland

An Alpine Panorama

Nothing can compare with the breath-taking scenery of the Alps - towering mountain peaks, pristine glaciers, crystal clear lakes and fertile valleys.

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Polish Pilgrimage and Imperial Prague

Poland and Prague

Polish Pilgrimage and Imperial Prague

Emerging from the devastation of war and the era of Communism, Poland and the Czech Republic have once again taken their place in the front rank of European nations.

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The Emerald Isle

Ireland

The Emerald Isle

Ireland has always been a land of legend and folklore, steeped in the mysticism of its Celtic history. Come and explore the truth behind the legends - the spectacular landscapes, the ancient castles and some true Irish hospitality.

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Bunratty Ireland

Jerusalem

Lucerne

Ponta Vechio Italy

Lourdes

St. Peters Rome

Wartburg Germany

Budapest

Neuschwanstein

Salzburg

Prague

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Reformation Heritage

Romantic Germany and Lutheran Heritage

Our Reformation and Romantic Germany tour includes some of the most romantic destinations in Germany, but still with the focus on the essential foundations of the Reformation. Here is a sample 12-day itinerary:

Reformation and Romantic Germany Itinerary

Day One: US Departure

Day Two: Frankfurt - Worms
Worms - site of Luther’s trial and excommunication.

Day Three: Heidelberg - Rhine River Cruise - Heidelberg
The Rhine River - a leisurely three hour cruise past castles and ruined fortresses is a journey through 1000 years of history and legends.

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The River Rhine at Rüdesheim
© Rüdesheim Tourist AG/Karl-Heinz Walter

Day Four: Heidelberg - Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Heidelberg - the very symbol of German Romanticism with Germany's oldest University, where Martin Luther held one of his earliest disputes with church leaders.

Day Five: Rothenburg ob der Tauber
Rothenburg ob der Tauber - a medieval jewel, still completely surrounded by its fortifications, where time seems to have stood still for 400 years.

Day Six: Rothenburg ob der Tauber - Eisenach - Wartburg - Erfurt
Eisenach - where Luther attended school and sang as a choirboy and birthplace of Johann Sebastian Bach, whose music became a celebration of his Lutheran faith.

The Wartburg - Luther's hiding-place for 10 months following the Diet of Worms, where he translated the New Testament from the original Greek text into German. 

Day Seven: Erfurt
Erfurt - Luther's university and the start of his monastic life.

Day Eight: Erfurt - Weimar - Eisleben - Leipzig
Weimar - cradle of German culture and one of the earliest cities to embrace Luther's Reformation.

Eisleben - the town where Martin Luther was born and, concidentally, also died.  The houses associated with both events now trace the origins of the Reformation through Luther's own roots and heritage.

Day Nine: Leipzig - Torgau - Wittenberg
Leipzig - the crucible of the peaceful revolution which led to the downfall of East Germany's Communist regime in 1989. 

Torgau - the ‘wet-nurse’ of the Reformation, it was here that the articles were drawn up, which later became the basis for the Augsburg Confession. 

Day Ten: Wittenberg
Wittenberg - the city regarded as the very cradle of the Reformation, where Luther lived and worked from 1508 to 1546 and where his action of nailing the 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in 1517 set in motion the movement which would shake the Christian church to its foundations.

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Wittenberg Market Square
Photo used with permission of WittenbergKultur e.V

Day Eleven: Wittenberg - Berlin
Berlin - fascinating city reinstated as Germany’s capital and seat of government after re-unification in 1990.

Day Twelve: Berlin - USA

Booking Your Luther Decade Tour

If you would like to know more about the Protestant Reformation itself, then take a look at our Reformation history page.

If you have any questions about leading a group to the Luther Decade or about customizing a tour to suit the interests of your group, then we have prepared a page for group leaders.

If you are interested in joining one of our tours or have any further questions then feel free to call us at (800) 323-8158. Alternatively you can contact us by email using the button below. One of our experienced staff will be happy to help you.

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