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Reformation Tour 2017 | Germany & Switzerland Tour of Reformation Sites

Germany Switzerland Tour Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio

May 20 – 30, 2017 with Optional Extension

This Germany Switzerland tour is led by Mike Abendroth, Senior Pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church and host of No Compromise Radio. Join us as we celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on this extraordinary tour. You will glean from Pastor Mike Abendroth’s expository teachings and learn how to dive into the scriptures and discover the truths just as Martin Luther did those 500 years ago. This exciting tour will take you to the places Martin Luther, John Calvin and other Reformers ministered and give you a biblical perspective of why the Reformation must never be forgotten or reversed. You will garner much wisdom from these gifted speakers that will help you contend earnestly for the faith against the growing ecumenical movement. You may also choose, as an option, to go to Wittenberg a few days early and attend a Reformation Conference hosted by The Master’s Academy International. The price for this Germany Switzerland tour is $4,399 per person plus airfare.

Optional pre-tour conference on the Reformation

May 17 to 21, you can spend extra time (one, two, or three extra nights) in Wittenberg, Germany at the Master’s Academy International Conference.  Contact us for details.  Speakers include John MacArthur, Steve Lawson, Paul Washer, James White and many others!

 Date

Itinerary at a Glance

May 20 Depart home
May 21 Berlin, Wittenberg
May 22 Berlin, Wittenberg
May 23 Leipzig, Erfurt
May 24 Wartburg Castle, Buchenwald
May 25 Nuremberg
May 26 Neuschwanstein Castle (fairy castle), Lindau
May 27 Bern, Gruyere, Lake Geneva
May 28 Lake Geneva, John Calvin
May 29 Zurich, Zwingli
May 30 Return home

*Pre-Tour Conference option available May 17-21.

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* B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=Dinner)

Day Reformation Tour Details
May 20 Depart New York or your home city.
May 21 Arrive in Berlin today. If you take the group air you will have a 2 hour city tour to drive past Check Point Charlie, see the remnants of the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag and Brandenburg Gate. We arrive Wittenberg late afternoon for our welcome dinner and overnight. (67 miles). BD  (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
May 22 All day in Wittenberg, both churches, Luther’s House, service in Luther’s church (in which couples may renew their vows), visit the oak tree where Luther burned the Papal Bull. Nice afternoon to stroll the quaint streets for shopping. Overnight in Wittenberg.  BD
May 23 Morning drive to Leipzig, visit St. Thomas Church where composer J.S. Bach lived and worked. Stand below the pulpit where Luther preached. On to Eisleben to visit Luther’s birth house, the church where he was baptized, and the church where he held his last ser-mon. On to Erfurt, where he lived as a monk in the Augustinian Monastery. Enjoy a private organ concert in the monastery. Over-night in Erfurt (122 miles) BD
May 24 Day trip from Erfurt to Wartburg Castle, where Luther translated the Bible into German. We return to Erfurt in early afternoon. Time for leisure or join an optional excursion to the Nazi Concentration Camp Buchenwald. Overnight in Erfurt. (86 miles) BD
May 25 We get a late start this morning and visit the city of Nuremberg. You will see amazing Soldier’s Field where Hitler created a rep-lica altar of Satan’s throne from Pergamum to receive his applause. Spend a couple of hours in the city center for coffee, shopping and perhaps a Bratwurst. We will leave for quaint Herrshing, where we will have a nice lake cruise and spend the night, lakeside. Total driving today is 3 hours. BD
May 26 One hour drive to Neuschwanstein Castle. A four wheel truck will bring us up to the top of the cliff. Inside visit and walk downhill. Lunchtime below the castle. Drive down to Lake Constance, stop on the beautiful island of Lindau. Then cross the border to Switzerland and move on to the pretty little town of Winterthur for overnight. (163 miles) BD
May 27 A two hour drive to Bern, capital of Switzerland. Visit the breath-taking cathedral, with the unique entrance showing the figures of Judgement day, carved in 1483. Also see the astronomical clock. We will have a lovely lunch on the way along Gruyeres, a famous little medieval cheese-making town. In the evening arrive at Lake Geneva Area for overnight. (152 miles) BLD
May 28 Day tour to Geneva, see United Nations, Red Cross and other international organizations. Visit the famous Reformer Wall and Calvin’s Cathedral. Enjoy some time for leisure in Geneva. In the afternoon, come back to your hotel and have more free time. Overnight again in Lake Geneva Area. (75 miles) BD
May 29 Leisurely drive along lakes and through beautiful valleys to Zurich. Visit the Reformer Ulrich Zwingli’s statue and admire the cathedral from which he ruled the town. Also visit Fraumuenster Church, with the famous “Blue Windows” by Marc Chagall. Time for shopping on Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. Overnight near Zurich Airport. (136 miles) BD
May 30 Breakfast at the hotel and then return transfer to the Zurich airport for our flight home. B

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Mike Abendroth serves as Pastor of Bethlehem Bible Church (since 1997) and graduated from The Master’s Seminary (M. Div., 1996) and Southern Seminary (D. Min., 2006).  He hosts the daily radio show, No Compromise Radio (www.nocompromiseradio.com) and No Compromise TV (on Worldview Weekend TV).  He is the author of Jesus Christ: The Prince of Preachers (DayOne, 2007), The Sovereignty and Supremacy of King Jesus (DayOne, 2011), Things That Go Bump in the Church (Harvest House, 2013), Discovering Romans (Zondervan, 2014), Sexual Fidelity: No Compromise (NoCo Media, 2015) and Evangelical White Lies (NoCoMedia, 2016).  Mike teaches preaching classes at Southern Seminary (Adjunct Professor), The Master’s Seminary (D. Min. Mentor) and the European Bible Training Center (Visiting Professor).  Mike has been married to Kim for 27 years and has four children (Hayley, Luke, Maddie and Grace). Books, bicycles and beaches all fascinate him. Join him on this Germany Switzerland tour of the Reformation sites!

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