The European Reformation – Faith-Based Travel (TL)

11 Day Tour from Berlin to Munich

2018 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, 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. 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, visit Luther House and 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 Coburg Fortress
RHINE CRUISE
WORMS
Visit the cathedral, Trinity Church, and Reformation Monument
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:

  • October 30 departure Reformation Day (October 31) in Wittenberg

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
  • Upper Middle Rhine Valley
  • Wartburg Castle
  • Luther's birth house and death house museum Eisleben

Transportation:

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

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 8 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, including admission charges where applicable.

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 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. 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 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.

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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, 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.

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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.

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Day 6 Erfurt–Coburg–Wiesbaden

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 continuing his work translating the Bible and writing on Reformation issues.

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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.

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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.

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Day 9 Nuremberg–Augsburg–Oberammergau

In Augsburg, guided sightseeing reveals the city where Luther and his followers proclaimed their faith. Continue to picturesque Oberammergau.

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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 the Old and the New Town Halls, and the gothic Frauenkirche. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner 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
Wiesbaden
Nuremberg
Oberammergau
Munich

Berlin

Crowne Plaza Berlin - Potsdamer Platz

Superior First-Class

Crowne Plaza Berlin - Potsdamer Platz Hallesche Strasse 10, Berlin,  Germany

Hallesche Strasse 10
Berlin, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

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.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa Services
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk
  • Window Opens
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Voicemail
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Disabled Access / Rooms

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

Wiesbaden

Mercure Wiesbaden City Hotel

First-Class

Mercure Wiesbaden City Hotel Bahnhofstrasse 10-12, Wiesbaden,  Germany

Bahnhofstrasse 10-12
Wiesbaden, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Hotel with multilingual staff lies in the center of the capital; within walking distance to the pedestrian zone and the old town.

Hotel Amenities

  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage
  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Ice Machine
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

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

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

Oberammergau

Romantik Hotel Boeld

First-Class

Romantik Hotel Boeld Konig-Ludwig-Strasse 10, Oberammergau,   Germany

Konig-Ludwig-Strasse 10
Oberammergau, Germany

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Two story, small family run hotel offering comfortable accommodations; restaurant & bar; situated 2 km from the railway station.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking/Valet

Room Amenities

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

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

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

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Oberammergau
Munich

Oberammergau

Country Dinner

Country Dinner

Enjoy a traditional Bavarian dinner

Price Range: $$

Munich

Excursion to Linderhof Castle

Excursion to Linderhof Castle

Visit King Ludwig's Linderhof Castle, famous for its Italian-style terraced gardens.

Price Range: $

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