A proposed tour of sites at the cradle of the Reformation

 2-10 September 2013

 

This is a great opportunity to visit the major Reformation sites associated with Martin Luther and learn about the history of the early Reformation.

 

Dr Robert Dickie (Stornoway) led a highly appreciated tour of these sites in 2011 and has planned a further nine-day tour from 2nd to 10th September 2013.

 

The itinerary includes Worms cathedral and Reformation monument, Eisenach
and the Wartburg Fortress, the Luther family church at Möhra, the site of Luther’s
abduction at Steinbach, the Augustinian cloister and cathedral at Erfurt, sites
associated with Luther’s birth and death at Eisleben and Mansfeld, the convent
at Nimbschen where Luther’s wife was a nun, and of course the major scenes of
Luther’s witness at Wittenberg. The museums at Wartburg, Eisleben and Wittenberg
are excellent.

 

How much does the tour cost?
The cost for the tour within Germany (coach, hotel, and arranged meals) will be
approximately £830 per person for twin/double accommodation. There will be a
supplement for single occupancy. A non-refundable deposit must be paid before the
end of January.

 

What’s included?
Coach transport throughout Germany and eight nights in hotels (3 star or higher),
including breakfast. Three course evening meals in hotels, with the exception of two
evenings where you are free to make your own arrangements.
All meals on Sabbath.

 

What’s the pace like?
The tour will be at a fairly leisurely pace. Most walking is for short distances (less
than a mile). Please note: some sites involve stairs with no lift access.
There will be free time every evening.
The lunch break on Saturday will be in the town of Colditz and there will be an
opportunity to visit the famous castle which housed ‘incorrigible’ Allied officer POWs
during WWII (not included in tour price).

 

What additional costs will there be?
Your flights between UK and Germany.
Daytime refreshments. Evening meals on two days.
Guided tours (in English) at the Wartburg Fortress and the Augustinian cloister in
Erfurt and admission charges to museums in Eisenach, Eisleben and Wittenberg.
Transport to and from Wartburg Fortress and Eisenach town.

 

Optional English-language tour of Colditz Castle and its POW museum.
Small ‘tourist taxes’ in a couple of the towns – these are payable directly to the
hotel, usually a couple of Euros per night.

 

The trip is limited to 30 participants and numbers must be finalised at the end of
January.
Please contact Dr Dickie as soon as possible for further information (without
obligation) or for details on how to make a reservation.
email: robertdickie@doctors.org.uk