Germany – Following Luther’s Footsteps & Passion Play Oberammergau

  • 9 Days , 8 Cities
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In the city of Augsburg in 1518 at St. Anna’s Church that Luther met the papal legate, Cardinal Cajetan, who demanded that Luther submit to the pope. The city was also the site of the Diet of Augsburg in 1530, where the Augsburg Confession was presented, in which Lutherans explained the nature and teachings of their confession. In the town hall, the Peace of Augsburg was signed in 1555, making the division of Christianity legal.
Countries Visited Germany
Places Visited Berlin, Eisleben, Eisenach, Coburg, Augsburg, Munich, Oberammergau
Suggested Duration 9 days
Travel Styles Christian Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome in Berlin, Germany

    After arrival at Berlin airport, you meet your tour escort and embark on your journey. Go on a sightseeing tour of all the highlights Berlin has to offer. Visit the grand Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of union and peace, as well as the magnificent “Reichstag”, where most important decisions are being made by the German government. If available, explore this politically essential building with a guide and take a walk around the spacious glass dome, enjoying a fantastic view of the city. Stroll down the lovely boulevard “Unter den Linden” and visit the picturesque Museum Island, which marks Berlin’s historical center. Located here is one of the capital’s most famous buildings, the Berlin cathedral. It took a while, but by now Protestantism is well and truly rooted in Berlin. The vivid church life of the cathedral’s congregation and in the twin city Berlin-Cölln demonstrate this perfectly. Today’s final stop is the city’s most beautiful plaza, the Gendarmenmarkt, gorgeously framed by the German and French cathedrals. This eveningö enjoy a delicious welcome dinner at a lovely local restaurant. Overnight in Berlin.

    What's included?

    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Visit the Legend of the 95 Theses Nailed to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Eisleben

    After an early breakfast, you depart for Luther city Wittenberg. When it comes to Luther, there is almost no city more important than this one. The legend of the 95 theses nailed to the door of the Castle Church, though not accurate, still gets told across the world. Visit this famous door, as well as the Luther House, the town hall, the historic center, and the Town and Parish Church St. Marien, the oldest building in Wittenberg. In the afternoon proceed to Eisleben, where Luther was born and died. Discover the houses, where he took his first and his last breaths. Overnight in Eisleben.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 3

    City Tour of Eisleben's town center and Explore the Historic Center Erfurt

    Start the day right with a tour of Eisleben’s town center. Stops include the Church of St. Peter and Paul, St. Andrew’s Church, St. Anne’s Church, and the Old Town with its charming historical houses. Afterward, it is time to move on to Erfurt and explore the historic center on a guided walk. Marvel at the Merchants' Bridge -the longest continuous bridge with inhabited buildings in Europe -, the Luther Memorial, the Town Hall, and the Merchant’s Church. Explore the Fish Market, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and the ‘Anger’, the city’s central square. It was here, in this beautiful city, that Luther decided to become a monk. Visit the Augustinian Monastery, a place that shaped and taught the young Reformer for six years. Take a glimpse at the small “cell”, where Luther lived during his stay in the monastery. Then leave Erfurt behind and travel to Eisenach. Dinner and overnight in Eisenach.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 4

    Sightseeing in Eisenach and Discover The Veste Coburg

    Today stroll the city of Eisenach and admire all its beautiful sights, such as the Luther House and St. Georg’s Church, where Luther preached while “on the run” and later, in 1685, Johann Sebastian Bach was baptized. Next up is the UNESCO World Heritage site Wartburg Castle. Here Luther found refuge during his exile and translated the New Testament from Greek into German. Take a look at the spartan room he lived and worked in. Afterward, continue to Coburg. The Veste Coburg is one of the largest and most well-preserved medieval castle complexes in Germany. In 1530 Luther took refuge and lived here for six months. After exploring the fortress take a walk through the charming historical city. Dinner and overnight in Coburg.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 5

    Explore “the eye and ear of Germany”, Nuremberg and Arrive in Augsburg

    Driving south you reach the city of Nuremberg. According to Luther, Nuremberg was “the eye and ear of Germany”. In those days it was a center for media, with its 21 printing houses, and therefore massively important to the spread of the ideas of the Reformation. Walkthrough the historic center and visit sights such as the Albrecht-Dürer-House and the churches St. Lorenz and St. Sebald. Afterward, continue to Augsburg. It was here in 1518 at St. Anna's Church that Luther met the papal legate, Cardinal Cajetan, who demanded that Luther submit to the pope. The city was also the site of the Diet of Augsburg in 1530, where the Augsburg Confession was presented, in which Lutherans explained the nature and teachings of their confession. In the town hall, the Peace of Augsburg was signed in 1555, making the division of Christianity legal. Dinner and overnight in Augsburg.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 6

    Discover the Dachau Concentration Camp and Museum and Visit The City Munich by walking

    After breakfast, it is time to head to the Dachau Concentration Camp. Walk around the site, visit the museum with its reconstructed barracks and crematorium, and learn about the Holocaust, its victims, and survivors. A short drive finally brings you to Munich. On a walking tour through the historic center enjoy the view of famous buildings and squares, including the Marienplatz with the town hall and its glockenspiel, as well as the "Frauenkirche" with its distinctive onion dome towers. Also, discover the delicious shops that make up the Viktualienmarkt. Dinner and overnight in Munich.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 7

    Explore Germany’s Most Famous Castle, Neuschwanstein

    Today explore Germany’s most famous castle! Neuschwanstein, perched high up on a mountain in the Alps, fascinates with its shimmering white towers that appear to be touching the clouds. The castle seems to be plucked straight from a fairytale book, so it is no surprise that it inspired Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle. It was originally built according to King Ludwig II’s wishes and dreams of owning his medieval-looking castle. The majestic façade conceals an unbelievable splendor inside: very exquisite furniture, luxurious decors, and masterly art. In the afternoon continue to the “Passion Play village with heart”, Oberammergau. Dinner and overnight in the Oberammergau area.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 8

    City of Oberammergau - The Passion Play

    Oberammergau is not only known for its Passion Play but also its woodcarving craft and its colorful and attractive frescos known as Lüftlmalereien. In the morning you can explore the lovely village, the museum, the parish church and visit a woodcarving workshop. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then it is time to take your seat in the Passion Play Theater. All the actors, musicians, and singers, as well as the backstage staff, are residents of Oberammergau. Between the different scenes from the last days of the life of Jesus Christ, admire the “living pictures”, displaying moments from the bible as still lives with real people. After about 2 and a half hours it is time for a break. Dinner waits for you at a restaurant in the region. Afterward, you have the opportunity to stroll around in the village. After the 3-hour break, the second part of the play begins. When the play has finished return to your hotel. Overnight in the Oberammergau area.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 9

    Farewell Germany

    Today it is time to say goodbye to Germany. We trust you will leave with a lot of great memories and fascinating experiences. Hopefully, we will see you again soon.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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What’s Included?

  • 6 overnight stays in 4-star hotel accommodation
  • 2 overnight stays in the Oberammergau region
  • Daily breakfast buffet at the hotels
  • 8 x Dinner at the hotels (either menu or buffet) or local restaurants
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach for all transfers, touring, and sightseeing – from Berlin to Munich airport.
  • English speaking tour escort – from airport to airport
  • Beverage package during the Passion Play dinner (incl. mineral water, soft drinks, beer, wine by the glass, coffee, and tea)
  • Luggage service at the hotels (where available)
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Headphone-system during the whole tour
  • Ticket to the Passion Play
  • Program booklet of the Passion Play including the text of the play (in English)

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Sightseeing tour of Berlin
    • Visit the grand Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of union and peace
    • Stroll down the lovely boulevard “Unter den Linden” and visit the picturesque Museum Island
    • Explore the Berlin Cathedral
    • Visit the city’s most beautiful plaza, the Gendarmenmarkt
  • Luthercity Wittenberg
    • Visit this famous door of Castle Church
    • Luther House, the town hall,
    • The historic center and the Town and Parish Church St. Marian, the oldest building in Wittenberg.
  • Eisleben, where Luther was born and died.
    • Tour of Eisleben’s town center.
      • The Church of St. Peter and Paul, St. Andrew’s Church, St. Anne’s Church, and the Old Town with its charming historical houses
    • Marvel at the Merchants’ Bridge -the longest continuous bridge with inhabited buildings in Europe, the Luther Memorial, the Town Hall, and the Merchant’s Church.
    • Explore the Fish Market, St. Mary’s Cathedral, and the ‘Anger’, the city’s central square.
    • Visit the Augustinian Monastery
    • Take a glimpse at the small “cell”, where Luther lived during his stay in the monastery.
  • Eisenach
    • Visit Luther House and St. Georg’s Church, where Luther preached while “on the run” and later, in 1685, Johann Sebastian Bach was baptized.
    • Explore the Wartburg Castle.
  • Coburg
    • Visit the Veste Coburg is one of the largest and most well-preserved medieval castle complexes in Germany.
  • Nuremberg
    • Walk through the historic center and visit sights such as the Albrecht-Dürer-House and the church St. Lorenz and St. Sebald.
  • Augsburg
    • It was here in 1518 at St. Anna’s Church that Luther met the papal legate, Cardinal Cajetan, who demanded that Luther submit to the pope. The city was also the site of the Diet of Augsburg in 1530, where the Augsburgconfession was presented, in which Lutherans explained the nature and teachings of their confession. In the town hall, the Peace of Augsburg was signed in 1555, making the division of Christianity legal.
  • Dachau
    • Visit Dachau Concentration Camp
    • Visit the museum with its reconstructed barracks and crematorium, and learn about the Holocaust, its victims, and survivors.
  • Munich
    • Walking tour through the historic center
    • Enjoy the view of famous buildings and squares, including the Marienplatz with the town hall and its glockenspiel, as well as the “Frauenkirche” with its distinctive onion dome towers.
    • Discover the delicious shops that make up the Viktualienmarkt.
  • Neuschwanstein
    • Explore Germany’s most famous castle! Neuschwanstein
  • Visit “Passion Play village with heart”, Oberammergau
    • Explore the lovely village, the museum, the parish church, and visit a wood carving workshop.
    • Take your seat in the Passion Play Theater.
      • Witness different scenes from the last days of the life of Jesus Christ
      • Admire the “living pictures”, displaying moments from the bible as still live with real people.