Day 1

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 • Departure Our journey begins as we board our international flight from Chicago O’Hare to Munich, Germany. If you would like to make your own flight arrangements, you can meet the group at the airport in Munich.  More information on this later. If you have questions or would like more information, please use…

Day 2

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 • Munich Upon our arrival in Munich, the fun-loving capital of Bavaria, we meet our tour leader and coach driver. We see the highlights such as the elegant Maximilian Strasse, the Residenz Palace, the Marienplatz with the fascinating Glockenspiel in the tower of the City Hall, and more. We check into…

Day 3

Thursday, October 26, 2017 • Dachau, Munich Our morning begins with a short drive to Dachau to remember a sobering moment in history that should not be forgotten.     We return to the city center of Munich this afternoon where we have free time to explore on our own. Dinner is at our hotel…

Day 4

October 27, 2017 • Salzburg, Austria The hills are alive with the “Sounds of Music” and Mozart this morning as we depart for Salzburg. Upon arrival a local guide joins us for  walking tour of Salzburg this morning (just imagine yourself singing “The Hills Are Alive With the Sound of Music”). Our tour includes the…

Day 5

Saturday, October 28, 2017 • Linderhof Castle, Oberammergau This morning we visit King Ludwig’s spectacular Linderhof Castle, nestled in the Bavarian Alps near Oberammergau. Then we continue on to Oberammergau.  The Thirty Years’ War and the plague of 1632 threatened to wipe out the local population. The survivors made a pledge that they would perform…

Day 6

Sunday, October 29, 2017 • Neuschwanstein, Rothenburg Today begins with a photo stop at Neuschwanstein, the famous castle after which the Disney castle was modeled. Then we continue on to Augsburg where a local guide joins us as we explore the city. We see the Cathedral, St. Ulrich Basilica, City Hall and its Golden Chamber…

Day 7

Monday, October 30, 2017 • Leipzig, Wittenberg Today, Bach and history come to life!! We travel to Leipzig where a local guide joins us as we explore the city. We have the privilege of visiting the Nikolaikirche (St. Nicholas Church), the home of the faithful “Pray for Peace” Christians, and the powerful force that transformed…

Day 8

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 • Wittenberg A full day in Wittenberg, where the Reformation officially began in 1517, is ahead of us. A day filled with excitement and celebration awaits us as we remember the posting of the 95 Theses 500 years ago. B/D We plan to worship at the Castle Church on Reformation Day…

Day 9

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 • Eisleben, Erfurt   After breakfast we stop in Eisleben, where Martin Luther was born and also where he died. It’s sometimes referred to as his Bethlehem and Jerusalem. We visit both these homes as well as St. Anne’s, an old miner’s church famous for the Biblical scenes hewn in stone….

Day 10

Thursday, November 2, 2017 • Eisenach, Rüdesheim This morning we tour the Wartburg Castle, where Luther translated the New Testament into German. Afterwards we drive to the Eisenach city center and see St. George’s Church, where Luther sang and worshipped as a teenager and where J.S. Bach was baptized.       In the afternoon…

Day 11

Friday, November 3, 2017 • Heidelberg, Worms After breakfast, we drive to Heidelberg where the Heidelberg Confession was written in 1653. We start at the castle where we see the Grosses Fass and hear the stories of the young prince. Then we ride the tram down to the city center for a walking tour of…

Day 12

Friday, November 4, 2017 • Frankfurt Airport and Home This morning we transfer to the Frankfurt airport for our return flight home.  B Some members of the tour may decide to continue their tour on their own.  Please contact At Your Service Travel for further information.