Germany Reformation Tour 2021 | Dr. Erwin Lutzer

With Dr. Erwin Lutzer

From $4,599 per person

May 18 – 27, 2021 | Switzerland Post-Tour Extension May 27-30, 2021

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Tour Leaders:

Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Location:

Europe, Germany

TOUR OVERVIEW:

Take a European Reformation tour to Germany in 2021 with a leading scholar in Christian reformation history: Dr. Erwin Lutzer of the Moody Church!


This Christian German Reformation tour combined with an exceptional Switzerland trip has been made even better by having a top Bible teacher with us! Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church will add to the spiritual depth and the historical importance of the Reformation.

This itinerary is particularly special because of the optional tour extension we will be offering a trip to Switzerland.

Pastor Lutzer has traveled to the Reformation sites and has hand-selected the itinerary especially for you. The tour price includes most meals, private bus, all entrance fees, lovely hotels, tips, and taxes. We have an optional air program out of Chicago that you can also utilize, or you can make your own way to Berlin and home from Munich. See the section on Airport Transportation-More Information in the registration details.


TOUR MAP:

Lutzer Germany Reformation Tour Map 2021

INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:

  • Luxury & Boutique Hotel Accommodations

  • Teaching by Dr. Erwin Lutzer

  • Private Transportation

  • Exclusive Site Access

  • All Entrance Fees

  • Prepaid Tips

  • Most Meals (Indicated on Itinerary)

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MAIN ITINERARY

  • May 18
  • Depart your home city
  • Guests depart the USA

  • May 19
  • Berlin, briefing and walk with the Pastors
  • Arrival in Berlin. Transfer to hotel. A day at leisure. Dinner and briefing at hotel. Walk with your pastors in the evening around our centrally-located hotel. Overnight in Berlin. B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner (D)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • May 20
  • Berlin, Brandenburg Gate, Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie, WWII Kaiser Wilhelm Church, Pergamon Museum
  • Morning city sightseeing tour of Berlin with a local guide. Drive by the Parliament Building “Reichstag”, stop at Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, see the last piece of “The Wall” still standing, take a picture at famous Checkpoint Charlie and visit the unique church “Kaiser Wilhelm”, left in ruins after a bombing in WWII. After lunch, we visit the Pergamon Museum. (B,L)

  • Breakfast, Lunch

  • May 21
  • Potsdam Castle, Cecilenhof Palace, Wittenberg
  • This morning we take you to the famous Potsdam Castle. Walk the gardens and parks and see Cecilenhof Palace, where, after World War II, Roosevelt, Attlee and Stalin determined the future of post-war Germany. From here, it is a short drive to Martin Luther’s town, Wittenberg. We have a late lunch together and the rest of the day is at leisure and/or your own activities. Our small inn is located next to the Elbe River for a lovely walk after dinner. Overnight in Wittenberg, (B,L)

  • Breakfast, Lunch

Reformation Heroes Tour
  • May 22
  • Luther House, Castle Church, Reformation Museums, Wittenberg
  • Spend a full day in Wittenberg. This morning enjoy an overview of the town during a guided walk with a local specialist including Luther’s House and the two important churches, Stadtkirche and Schloßkirche. After an included lunch, enjoy free time for individual activities. Meet the group again for an included dinner in a local restaurant. Enjoy the sweet ambiance of this classic European village. Couples wishing to renew their marriage vows in the church where Luther and Katharina were married may do so today. Please let us know as early as possible if you would choose to do so. Overnight in Wittenberg (B,L,D)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Erfurt, Protestant Monastery of St Augustine
  • May 23
  • Leipzig, and the St. Augustine Monastery, Erfurt
  • Stop in Leipzig, visit Thomaskirche and Nikolai Square. Lunch is on your own today on the way to Erfurt. Afternoon in Erfurt, guided visit of the St. Augustine Monastery, overnight in the quaint town of Erfurt with its colourful river that winds through the village. (B,D)

  • Breakfast, Dinner

  • May 24
  • Eisenbach, Wartburg Castle, walking tour of Nurnberg, St. Sebaldus, Nurnberg
  • Drive to Eisenach for a morning visit of famous Wartburg Castle, where Luther translated the Bible. Included lunch in a historic part of the castle. In late afternoon, we travel onwards to Nürnberg. Walking tour of Nürnberg including St. Sebaldus Cathedral with the famous Coventry Nail Cross and the fountain at the market square. Bratwurst dinner downtown and overnight in Nürnberg. (B,L,D)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • May 25
  • Soldiers Field, Munich, walking tour of the Third Reich, Munich
  • Visit Hitler’s chilling parade grounds – Soldiers Field outside Nürnberg. Continue to the center of Munich for a short city orientation followed by a walking tour entitled “Munich – birthplace of the Third Reich.” Included lunch in the center of Munich. Late afternoon free time in Munich, then transfer to your hotel.

    Overnight in Munich. (B,L)

  • Breakfast, Lunch

  • May 26
  • Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest mountaintop hideaway, Munich
  • Full-day tour into the Bavarian Alpine Mountains to visit the famous “Eagle’s Nest” outside Berchtesgaden and the Documentation Center with the WWII bunkers.

    After the visit of Hitler’s famous guest-house, we host you for a Bavarian lunch on the mountain. Back in Munich in the evening – in time for a special Bavarian farewell buffet dinner. Overnight in Munich. (B,L,D)

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • May 27
  • Flights home or optional extension
  • After breakfast, transfer to Munich Airport to fly home.

  • Breakfast

TOUR EXTENSION

Neuschwanstein Castle, Switzerland. Photo taken from a Reformation Tour
  • May 27
  • Neuschwanstein Castle, Restaurant Müller, Lake Constance, Zurich
  • We say goodbye to those going home this morning. We drive an hour to the most beautiful castle in the world! Some call it the Disneyland castle but it is officially named Neuschwanstein Castle.  A mountain bus will bring you up, go on a guided tour inside and horse buggies will take you downhill. Lunch below the castle at the Restaurant Müller with a castle view and a very good store with typical Bavarian souvenirs. Scenic drive down to Lake Constance and then cross the border to Switzerland and move on to the pretty town of Zurich for overnight and have dinner at our hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch

John Calvin on Refomation tour
  • MAY 28
  • Sightseeing in Zurich, Bern, Gruyère, Lake Geneva
  • After breakfast we start the sightseeing tour in Zurich to learn about the famous reformer Ulrich Zwingli. We stop in the centre of Zurich at his statue, which is at the feet of the famous Grossmuenster Cathedral and next to Fraumuenster Church with the famous blue windows created by Marc Chagall. By the River Limmat we visit the place where the Anabaptists were drowned in the year 1527. Time for shopping on the famous street Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. On our way to Lausanne/Geneva we will come to Bern, political capital city of Switzerland. A brief orientation tour shows you the major sites like Parliament, the House where Einstein lived, some of the beautiful fountains. Visit the breathtaking cathedral with the unique entrance showing the figures of Judgement Day carved in 1483. Drive through dairy country to Gruyère, famous little medieval cheese-making village in the countryside. Here we visit a typical Swiss cheese factory Gruyère Traditions. Here you will enjoy a very typical Swiss lunch featuring fondue and dried Swiss meat with homemade bread. After lunch time to shop in one of the most typical villages of Switzerland, walk the cobble-stone streets and look at the castle towering high above the village. In the early evening arrive by the banks of Lake Geneva for an overnight stay in the area of Lausanne/Geneva.

  • Breakfast, Lunch

  • MAY 29
  • United Nations, Red Cross, Reformer Wall, Calvin’s Cathedral, Lausanne/Geneva, Lake Geneva
  • A day tour to Geneva, see the headquarters of United Nations, Red Cross and other international organizations. Visit the famous Reformer Wall and Calvin’s Cathedral. From 1536, the time of Geneva’s Reformation, it became a lecture hall where Calvin actively expounded his reformed theology. Lunch in a typical restaurant in the international city of Geneva. Before lunch a little time for leisure in Geneva. In late afternoon return to Lausanne/Geneva and here also time for leisure by Lake Geneva. Tonight’s farewell dinner will be unforgettable we invite you to a very typical Swiss buffet dinner to enjoy specialties at our hotel on this tour Overnight stay in the area of Lausanne/Geneva.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • May 30
  • Flight back home
  • MAY 30 – Transfers to the airport of Geneva and flights back home. 

  • Breakfast

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Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Pastor Emeritus, Moody Church
Chicago, IL


After 36 years of faithful service as Senior Pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago, Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer transitioned to the role of Pastor Emeritus in May 2016. In this role he acts as a “goodwill ambassador” for The Moody Church, speaking, continuing his broadcast and writing ministries in Chicago and around the world.

Pastor Lutzer was born near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He is an award-winning author of more than twenty books, a celebrated international conference speaker, and the featured speaker on three radio programs (The Moody Church Hour, Songs in the Night, and Running to Win) available on radio stations around the world.

He and his wife, Rebecca, live in the Chicago area and have three married children and eight grandchildren.

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