Brandenburg Gate
Martin Luther and The Reformation
With Visits To World War II Sites.
A Historical Journey
Led by Dr. Erwin and Rebecca Lutzer
Monday, May 6 - Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Double Occupancy: $3980 pp
if booked by November 22, 2023
Double Occupancy:
$4280 pp
if booked after November 23, 2023

Single Surcharge: $970
Airfare is additional.



Day 1 May 6th, 2024  

Arrival at the new Berlin Airport. There will be 3 Transfers to the tour hotel in Berlin. Depending on your flight arrival time, we can go for a walk in the city center.

6.00 PM Refreshments and Welcome Dinner 

Overnight Berlin. (D)


Day 2 May 7th, 2024

In the morning visit the highlights of Germany’s old and new political capital -  drive by Parliament „Reichstag“,  stop at Holocaust Memorial, Check Point Charlie, Topography of Terror, Brandenburg Gate and an inside visit to the “ Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church“, bombed out in WW II.  Here in the center of the city we give you the opportunity for an individual lunch break.

In the afternoon visit the Staufenberg Memorial and the Museum to the Resistance and step inside the magnificent Berliner Dome. Tour ends with an optional visit to the Pergamon Museum.

Overnight Berlin. (B,)  


Day 3 May 8th, 2024

Leave Berlin for the Potsdam Castle, the home of the Prussian Kings. Walk in the beautiful park and enjoy an inside visit of Cecilienhof Palace, where in 1945 world history was made when the heads of state of USA, England and Russia met to decide the future of Germany. Here is where Harry S. Truman, Joseph Stalin and Winston Churchill met; see the table where each sat and rehearse the drama of the Potsdam conference.

At noon we will take you to the historic Dutch Quarter with little local shops and restaurants. Have a lunch break before we continue to Wittenberg, hometown of Martin Luther. Participate in an English speaking service held by the “English Ministry,” during which couples may renew their vow if they wish (if available).

Tonight enjoy an included dinner at the tour hotel.

Overnight in Wittenberg. (B, D) 


Day 4 May 9th, 2024

All day in Wittenberg. The morning is dedicated to Martin Luther – visit the monastery “Augusteum” where Luther first lived as a monk and later with his wife Katharina von Bora and his children.

Let a local guide bring you to the two churches that were important in his life – the Town Church and the Castle Church. There Pastor Lutzer will take us to where Luther nailed the 95 theses, and we will rehearse the details. Also, we will visit the House of Melanchthon, the most important co-worker of Martin Luther.

Enjoy an included lunch in the Town Square or at the cozy Brauhaus Restaurant. And take some time to shop at the stores along Wittenberg’s most famous street.

Near the end of the day, Pastor Lutzer will take you where Martin Luther burned the Papal Bull, near the famous Luther Oak Tree.

Overnight Wittenberg (B, L)


Day 5 May 10th, 2024

Leave Wittenberg for Leipzig, home of the famous composer J.S. Bach. See his grave at St. Thomas Church where we will try to arrange a short organ concert of Bach music. In this church Martin Luther preached a sermon about the Reformation and held a debate which resulted in the city of Leipzig becoming Protestant.

Stop for a quick lunch at a highway recreation area.

In the afternoon arrive at the city of Erfurt. Let us take you on a guided visit of St. Augustine Monastery, where Martin Luther lived as a monk for 7 years. Pastor Lutzer will explain life in the monastery and why Luther chose to become a monk.

Dinner at your hotel. (B, D)  


Day 6 May 11th, 2024

Morning drive to Eisenach. Walk the cobblestone streets of this romantic little town, where Martin Luther spent a large part of his youth. We will have an inside visit of the Luther House.

After lunch, our coach takes us up a steep mountain road where on a cliff the famous Wartburg Castle towers high above the woods. We will tour this fascinating castle and Pastor Lutzer will show you the room where Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German, which had an enormous impact on the whole of Europe. Later, return to Erfurt and enjoy a free afternoon in this historic gem – discover the Medieval Center and dozens of little medieval bridges.

Overnight in Erfurt. (B)


Day 7 May 12th, 2024

We travel from Erfurt to Nuremberg. Visit Soldiers Field, where the massive Nazi rallies were held, and then visit the courthouse where some Nazi criminals were later tried. Then take a walking tour including St. Sebaldus Cathedral with the famous Coventry Nail Cross and the fountain at the market square.

Enjoy a Bratwurst Dinner in a building which was a historic hospital dating back to the 14th century.

Overnight in Nuremberg. (B, D)

Day 8 May 13th, 2024
Continue to Munich and a visit to the Nymphenburg Castle, then a short city orientation followed by a walking tour of “Munich – birthplace of the Third Reich.” Pastor Lutzer will take you on a walk where the famous Nazi Putsch took place.  Included lunch together in the famous restaurant “Ratskeller” in the townhall of Munich.
In the afternoon free time in Munich, then transfer to your hotel in a village outside of Munich, where we will stay for 2 nights.  (B,L)

Day 9 May 14th, 2024
We take a full day tour to drive into the Bavarian Alpine Mountains to visit famous Hitler’s “Eagles Nest” outside of Berchtesgaden and the Documentation Center with the WW II bunkers.
Enjoy an included Bavarian Lunch in a restaurant below the Eagles Nest.
Back to our hotel in the evening – in time for a Special Bavarian Farewell Buffet Dinner. Overnight in a village outside of Munich. (B,L,D) 

Day 10 May 15th, 2024
Transfers to Munich Airport to fly home. (B)

Please note: To all who sign up, Pastor Lutzer will send two of his most important books: Rescuing the Gospel—the story and significance of the Reformation and Hitler’s Cross-how the cross of Christ was used to advance the Nazi agenda.
We encourage all of our participants to purchase cancellation insurance. Be sure to find out what the insurance includes, and the extent of the coverage. Although the future is unpredictable, we are anticipating no Covid related restrictions.

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Terms & Conditions
This tour is only possible as a group experience with a minimum of  30 participants. Please book the tour as early as possible. The booking deadline is January 06th 2024.Once the minimum number of participants has been reached, we will of course take more bookings to secure that all of you can join us.  

Payment by credit card incurs a surcharge of 5$.

Booking the flights
Flights for the tour can only be booked definitely after the minimum of 30 participants  has been reached. This is why it is important that everybody books the tour as early as possible.
For that reason we have published the tour booking deadline of January 06th 2024.

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