Multi-Day Tour

Luther – 500 years of cultural history (4 days)

Unique Germany – by Compass Tours Incoming since 1974

Erfurt, Germany To Wittenberg, Germany

Valid for Departures Now Through: 10 Jul 2019

Luther – 500 years of cultural history (4 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Erfurt, Germany
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Guided city walk through Erfurt on the footsteps of Martin Luther – A tour through the life of the great reformer including a visit of the Augustinian Monastery where Luther lived as a monk and of the cathedral St. Mary.


There are important roots of Martin Luther’s theology and the reformation in Erfurt, from where he studied from 1501 until his entrance to the Augustinian Monastery in 1505. The complete transformation from student to monk, which took place in Erfurt, did indeed mark the beginning of one of the greatest and momentous conversions in the history of the church.


Guided city tour includes the almost completely preserved Old Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in central Europe, the old town hall and the Petersberg Citadel.

Day 2
Eisleben, Germany
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Guided city walk in Eisleben to the Luther memorials (UNESCO World Heritage Site) such as Luther's birthplace and the Museum "House of Luther's Death”

Eisleben is not only one of the oldest towns between the Harz Mountains and the river Elbe but is the place where Martin Luther came into this world and also left it. The house where he was born and the house where he died, two of the sites most closely associated with the life and works of Martin Luther, have been announced UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1996. Other places with connections to Luther can also be found in the town

Day 3
Wittenberg, Germany
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Guided visit of the Luther House, former Augustinian monastery and later residence of Martin Luther.


The Luther House was originally in 1504 an Augustinian monastery. Later it became the home of the reformer Martin Luther. Today, the Luther House is the largest Reformation Museum in the world and is also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Guided visit of the Melanchthon House

The Melanchthon House was built in 1536 in the Renaissance style and is an architectural gem. The humanist Philipp Melanchthon lived and worked here until his death. Today, the Melanchthon House is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Day 4
Wittenberg, Germany
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Meet with your local guide and walk through the historic city centre of Wittenberg.


Visit the parish church, the oldest building in town where Martin Luther used to preach, the Castle Church with the famous door of the 95 theses and the Cranach Courtyards (‘Cranach Höfe’) commemorate the painter Lucas Cranach, who spent around 45 years of his life in Wittenberg.

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The German destination company & On-Site with four offices covering every region in the country, Unique Germany by Compass Tours Incoming has a stellar reputation that reaches far beyond Germany’s border. It was named among the Top 25 Destination Management Companies worldwide by Special Events Magazine-indeed, it is the only German establishment to ever make the list. Founded in 1974, its well-trained staff in Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg & Munich reflect a diversity of ages, backgrounds & skills. This unique blend of personalities & experience proves a valuable resource for agents & their clients alike.

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Excellent guide and driver

By: Tom


Reviewed on: 23 Jan 2018

The guide was a former West Berlin native and spoke perfect English (well, the Queen's English anyway). He was knowledgeable, informative, and interesting. Our driver also spoke English and had grown up in East Berlin. He told us a bit of his story growing up. They were an excellent team and we really enjoyed our tours with them.
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