European Reformation Tour - Globus® Germany Religious Tours

The European Reformation – Faith-Based Travel (TL)

11 Day Tour from Berlin to Munich

2017 Tour Details View 2016 Tour Details »

2017 marks the 500 year anniversary of the ReformationWalk in the footsteps of Martin Luther on this Germany vacation highlighting the European Reformation. You'll overnight in Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Erfurt, Mainz, Nuremberg, and Munich, and you'll visit Eisleben, Eisenach, Coburg, Worms, 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 the renaissance-style Melanchthon House, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in 1536 and gifted to Philipp Melanchthon, Luther's closest friend. 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. In Augsburg, guided sightseeing shows you the city where Luther and his followers proclaimed their faith.

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!.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

BERLIN
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church
WITTENBERG
Guided walking tour, see Luther House, visit St. Mary’s Church and Melanchthon House
LEIPZIG
Walking tour, visit the Thomaskirche and the market square
EISLEBEN
Visit Luther’s Birthplace Museum and Death House Museum, St. Peter & Paul Church and St. Andrew’s Church
ERFURT
Visit the Augustinian Monastery and the Merchants’ Bridge
EISENACH
Visit of Luther House and Wartburg Castle, guided visit of St. George’s Church; see the Luther & Bach Memorials, and Nikolai Church & Gate
COBURG
Visit Coburg Fortress
WORMS
Visit the cathedral, Trinity Church, and the Reformation Monument
RHINE CRUISE
MAINZ
Visit the Gutenberg Museum
ROTHENBURG
Walking tour, visit St. Jacob’s Church
NUREMBERG
Walking tour, visit St. Lorenz Lutheran Church
AUGSBURG
Guided sightseeing
MUNICH
Guided sightseeing, visit Marienplatz; farewell dinner
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTES:

  • Departure 1023 Reformation Day in Munich (October 31)
  • Departure 0608 Luther’s Wedding Festival and departure 1029 Reformation Day (October 31) in Wittenberg.
  • 2017 marks the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation. Globus features special itineraries focusing on the life of Martin Luther and important Reformation sites throughout Germany.

Transportation:

Motorcoach; boat cruise. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a welcome dinner in Berlin and a farewell dinner in Munich

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Berlin, Germany

Welcome to Berlin! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions, and begin your fellowship at this evening’s welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

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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.

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Day 3 Wittenberg–Leipzig

Enjoy a guided walking tour and see 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. A special visit has been included to the renaissance-style MELANCHTHON HOUSE, built in 1536 and today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This 3-story architectural jewel was gifted to Philipp Melanchthon, Luther’s closest friend and “Teacher of Germany,” to entice him to remain at the local university. Continue to Leipzig for a walking tour and visit to the THOMASKIRCHE, where Johann Sebastian Bach worked as a cantor. Also visit the market square that today is a site for celebrations and festivals, but once was the scene of executions and political demonstrations.

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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.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 Erfurt. Excursion to Eisenach

Journey to Eisenach, where Luther lived first in LUTHER HOUSE and then, where he lived in disguise as “Knight George” in WARTBURG CASTLE. You will visit both with an expert Local Guide. Also visit ST. GEORGE’S CHURCH, where Luther was a choir boy and later preached; see the Luther and Bach Memorials; and Nikolai Church and Gate, through which Luther passed whenever he entered or left Eisenach.

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Day 6 Erfurt–Coburg–Mainz

Continue south today to Coburg and visit fascinating COBURG FORTRESS, where Luther lived, 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 translating the Bible into German and writing on Reformation issues.

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Day 7 Mainz. Excursion to Worms & The Rhine Valley

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. Later, reflect on the beauty during a scenic RHINE CRUISE past castle-crested cliffs, terraced vineyards, and half-timbered towns. The evening is at leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 Mainz–Rothenburg–Nuremberg

This morning, visit the GUTENBERG MUSEUM in Mainz, which houses original copies of the Bible. Next up: the medieval walled town of Rothenburg, where your walking tour visits 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.

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Day 9 Nuremberg–Augsburg–Munich

Your walking tour in Nuremberg features the gothic ST. LORENZ LUTHERAN CHURCH, where you can pause for quiet meditation. In Augsburg, guided sightseeing reveals the city where Luther and his followers proclaimed their faith. The next two nights are in Munich, capital of Bavaria.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10 Munich

In the company of a Local Guide, explore Germany’s “Secret Capital” today, including the Olympic Stadium, the 1,000-foot-high Television Tower, MARIENPLATZ with the Old and the New Town Halls, and the gothic Frauenkirche. An optional excursion is available to Linderhof Castle and to Oberammergau, where townspeople faithfully perform the Passion Play every 10 years. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner with wine at your hotel.

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Day 11 Munich

Your Reformation discovery ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

VOLKER VIETH

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

I have been a travel agent half my life and then became a tour director, so I know both sides of touring. Being a Tour Director to me is not a job - it is a passion. It gives me the chance to not only show Globus clients wonderful places and create a good time for them but I can also give them insights into Europe's history and current politics.

Tour Director - VOLKER VIETH

 Accommodations

Berlin
Wittenberg
Leipzig
Erfurt
Mainz
Nuremberg
Munich

Berlin

Arcotel John F

First-Class

Arcotel John F Werderscher Markt 11, Berlin,  Germany

Werderscher Markt 11
Berlin, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Right in the heart of the capital city, located at its trendy cultural district of "Berlin-Mitte", welcomes you the design hotel ARCOTEL John F Berlin - an ideal starting point for city and business trips. The 4-star-superior-hotel is centrally located between the famous Museumsinsel and Gendarmenmarkt, directly at the "Quartier am Auswärtigen Amt", with walking distance to the famous Friedrichstrasse and the "Unter den Linden" boulevard.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Luggage Storage
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Mini-bar
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer

Wittenberg

Luther-Hotel

First-Class

Luther-Hotel Neustrasse 7-10, Wittenberg,  Germany

Neustrasse 7-10
Wittenberg, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

The Luther-Hotel with 159 modern guest rooms 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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Ice Machine
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Phone
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Window Opens
  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access

Leipzig

The Westin Leipzig

Superior First-Class

The Westin Leipzig Gerberstrasse 15, Leipzig,  Germany

Gerberstrasse 15
Leipzig, Germany

Impressive 27-story hotel located in city center, 300 meters from train station and close to museums and monuments.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Beauty Salon
  • Currency Exchange
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Internet Access
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Climate Control
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Alarm Clock
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms

Erfurt

Radisson Blu Hotel Erfurt

First-Class

Radisson Blu Hotel Erfurt Juri-Gagarin-Ring 127, Erfurt,   Germany

Juri-Gagarin-Ring 127
Erfurt, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Modern 14-story Hotel located 2 km from train station & 10 km from Erfurt-Bindersleben Airport.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking/Valet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Business Center
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • ATM
  • Hot Tub
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Desk
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television
  • Phone

Mainz

Hilton Mainz

Moderate Deluxe

Hilton Mainz Rheinstrasse 68, Mainz,  Germany

Rheinstrasse 68
Mainz, Germany

Set on the edge of the picturesque old town of Mainz, overlooking the River Rhine, Hilton Mainz offers contemporary accommodation. The central location in the heart of the city puts cultural sights and shops within easy reach.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Elevator

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • Smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk

Nuremberg

NH Collection Nuernberg City

Superior First-Class

NH Collection Nuernberg City Bahnhofstrasse 19, Nuernberg,   Germany

Bahnhofstrasse 19
Nuernberg, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Ice Machine
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free WiFi
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Pool

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • In-Room Safe
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Television

Munich

Holiday Inn Munich City Centre

First-Class

Holiday Inn Munich City Centre Hochstrasse 3, Muenchen,   Germany

Hochstrasse 3
Muenchen, Germany

Multistory Hotel housed within office/apartment & showroom complex in city center near Deutsches Museum.

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Pool
  • Hot Tub

Room Amenities

  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Room Service
  • Phone
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Voicemail

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