Country Travel Discoveries 2017 Discovery Tours Catalog (Final Edition) : Page 24

Lutherstadt Wittenberg NEW 7 Reformation Jubilee Journey 201 Germany’s “Luther Country” and 500 Years of the Reformation Be part of a once-in-a-lifetime journey commemorating the 500th Anniversary of one of the most transformational events in world history—the Protestant Reformation! Travel into the heart of Germany’s “Luther Country,” experiencing the Reformation story and the ideas of Martin Luther that forever altered society. Visit all three German National Exhibitions for Be l in Berl B i n the Reformation, such UNESCO Luther’s House in Eisenach Magdenburg World Heritage sites as Castle Ein nbeck Wittenb berg g Church, where Luther nailed his Eislebe en 95 theses to the door, and sites of his birth, baptism, exile, ministry and GERMANY Eisenach family life. Also experience the home and music of Bach, a cruise on the Erfurt t romantic Rhine River, and such historic landmarks as the Berlin Wall, Rhine ne River Riv Brandenburg Gate and Holocaust Memorial. Travelers of all walks and Limb L b urg K Kobl enz CZECH Marks sbur rg Cobu rg faiths will find an incredible opportunity to reflect on fundamental REPUBLIC St. Goar St Fran Fr F ankfurt ideas of faith, philosophy, history and liberty that resonate across Rüdesheim Rü centuries, borders and social boundaries. NETHERLANDS R Roth Rth enbu b rg g ob b d de T Tau b ber er FRANCE DAY 3–COBURG CASTLE/THURINGIAN FOREST/ERFURT Today, begin your journey to the land of the Reformation. Our first stop is Veste Coburg Castle where Luther spent a few weeks under protection while an outlaw of the Holy Roman Empire. Afterwards, head north through the Thuringian Forest Motorway, Germany’s most expensive roadway ever, with countless bridges and the country’s longest tunnel. Visit Erfurt, the town where Martin Luther studied law and business before joining the Augustinian convent as a monk. On a guided walking tour through this charming town with many Rothenburg ob der Tauber 24 TRAVEL EXPERIENCES: Personalized, Different, Real | Wil l Wil W li i P Pfi fi t tzi zi nge g e r r, , Ro R o t the th he h e n nbu bu b u rg r g To T o u uri ur r s smu mu m u s Se S e rv rvi vi v i ce c e DAYS 1 & 2–CHICAGO/WILLKOMMEN TO GERMANY! Upon arrival at Frankfurt Airport you will be met by our local Discoveries Director. Our introduction to Germany today is the picturesque town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber, a good example of a typical German town dating back to the 16th century. Our hotel is situated in the historic center, which still is surrounded by medieval city walls. After lunch on your own, take a guided orientation walk showcasing the imposing town gates, impressive high-gabled houses, lively marketplace, stunning baroque town hall and more. You’ll have time to rest up before our evening get together and Welcome Dinner. D Joc J Jo oc o c h hen he e n Ke K e ute u , D De e uts ts s ch che c he h e Ze Z e nt tr ale t e fü ü r To T urismus e.V. 1 year only!

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