On the Trail of Martin Luther
Join us as we follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther. Begin in Mainz, home to the Gutenberg Musuem and famous printed bible. Come to know Worms, and the very spot where Martin Luther refused to recant before the Imperial Diet on a guided walking tour. Visit Wartburg castle, Luther’s sanctuary after being “outlawed.” Here he spent his time translating the Bible into German. Enjoy a musical performance played on medieval instruments inside the home of Johann Sebastian Bach. Discover Leipzig’s St. Thomas Cathedral. Visit Eiselben where Luther was born and died and explore the museum inside the home he was born in. Tour the Augustinian Monastery where Luther studied, and enjoy a prayer service. Travel to Wittenberg to visit the grounds of Wittenberg University with its Luther house, the city church where Luther offered services, and the Castle Church where he set off the reformation by nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the church door. Have services in one of the medieval churches from Luther’s time. Overnight in the lovely old town of Dresden along the banks of the river Elbe. Enjoy unique dinners, including cellar dinner and a brewery tour, where you sample beers before a typical German meal. This epic journey takes you across Germany and deep into the history of Lutheranism.