• Join a Cambridge historian and Reformation expert as we examine the life and career of Martin Luther and the movement that changed the course of European history
• Follow Luther’s life and career from his birth in Eisleben to his meteoric university careers in Erfurt and Wittenberg
• Make an excursion to Wartburg Castle, where Luther began translating the New Testament into German, and stay in Wittenberg, where he posted his Theses
Professor of Reformation History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Queens’ College, Cambridge
Depart Heathrow 1050 on British Airways, arriving Frankfurt 1330. Transfer to Erfurt for four nights at Victor’s Residenz Hotel. Evening: introductory lecture.
Morning: walking tour of Erfurt including cathedral (where Luther was ordained in 1507), Merchant’s Church, Collegium Maius (the main building of the Old University) and St Michael’s Church (exterior). Afternoon: guided tours of St Augustine’s Monastery (founded in the 13th century) and Georgenburse (Renaissance accommodation used by Luther and now a museum).
Whole day excursion to Eisleben for walking tour: Luther’s birth house, St Petrikirche, St Andreaskirche, Luther’s death house. Evening lecture: The Theology of Martin Luther.
Whole day excursion to Eisenach. Morning: Wartburg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage site where Luther found sanctuary after his heresy hearings at the Diet of Worms in 1521. Afternoon: St George’s Church and Luther’s House (where he lived during his parish schooling, exterior only).
Transfer to Wittenberg for two nights at Hotel Stadtpalais. Free time followed by short orientation tour of Wittenberg and evening lecture: Martin Luther and the German Nation.
Walking tour and visits in Wittenberg, including Stadtkirche (known as the ‘Mother Church of the Reformation’, magnificent alterpiece by Cranach) and Schlosskirche (where Luther posted his 95 Theses) and Lutherhaus Museum.
Free time followed by transfer to Berlin for 1645 departure, arriving Heathrow 1745.
18 Aug — 24 Aug 2019
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Cost of £1945 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one packed lunch, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £165.