LUTHER 500 TOUR
June 22--July 2, 2021
Wittenberg--Mainz, Gutenberg Museum--Worms--Eisenach--Wartburg Castle--Erfurt Cathedral--Eisleben, Luther's Birthplace--Coburg Castle--Augsburg--Ulm--Heidelberg--Liepzig--Torgau--much more...
with author Douglas Bond
April 18, 1521, Luther declared before Emperor Charles V, "Here I stand! I can do no otherwise. God help me, amen!"
"Words really fail me here - if only I had Mr. Bond's talents! I am so incredibly blessed. Your enthusiasm for history and literature are contagious." (UK and France Tour, 2010).
"It was such an incredible gift and challenge to me to see how Christ-centered you are..." (2014)
"The tour really was way more than we ever expected or imagined..." (2017)
"When is the next tour? We're on it!" (Crown & Covenant Trilogy Tour, Scotland, 2011)
"Douglas Bond serves the church universal with these tours--and the fellowship is amazing!" (traveler on Rome to Geneva Tour 2015)
LUTHER 500 "Here I Stand!" TOUR Itinerary
(subject to final revisions)
June 22—Tuesday Day 1: arrive Berlin and meet up at 3:14 (be sure arrival flight is at least two hours before meet up time). Coach to Wittenberg (1:25)
June 23—Wednesday Day 2: Wittenberg all day; coach to Eisleben (1:36) Von Mansfield Hotel (2 night)
June 24—Thursday Day 3: Birthplace in Eisleben, baptism and last sermon churches (morning); lunch on their own in Eisleben; at 1:30 coach to Madgeburg (1:00); Mansfield (close); back to Von Mansfield Hotel for dinner
June 25—Friday Day 4: leave hotel; coach to Halle and Torgau (1:38); hotel and dinner in Leipzig (:57 from Torgau)
June 26—Saturday Day 5: coach to Grimma (:30) and Altenburg (:45); Erfurt Augustinian cloister stay for hotel dinner (2 nights)
June 27—Sunday Day 6: worship at Augustinian chapel (or church plant etc); Cathedral, Town Church, bridge, festivities, university; second night in hotel in Erfurt
June 28—Monday Day 7: coach to Coburg (1:30); castle all day; drive to Nurnberg (1:16) dinner and hotel in Nurnberg; night walk to cathedral
June 29—Tuesday Day 8: leave at 8:30 and coach to Augsburg (1:53); Augustinian monastery that Luther stayed at; grab lunch for coach to Dachau (:36) spend 3 hours here and hopefully meet up with Mattias Loman; coach back to Augsburg and dinner hotel
June 30—Wednesday Day 9: 8:30 start and drive to Ulm (1:00) for bathroom break, cathedral visit and get lunch for on coach drive Worms (2:27), arrive before dinner, visit cathedral and churches, at hotel (2 nights), evening visit to Reformation Luther statue
July 1—Thursday Day 10: coach to Heidelberg (:38), (drop off those who want to walk across town and see the Church of Holy Ghost and take the cable car to castle with me; while the coach takes others up to the castle, they have coffee at café and leisure before entering castle all together) lunch in the castle grounds; two hours total in castle including lunch on their own; coach to Mainz (1:00), visit Gutenberg Museum, see cathedral if time, coach back to Worms (:43), final dinner and reprising the whole experience together
July 2: Friday Day 11: coach to Frankfurt for flights home (book flights for 12:00 or later; leaving hotel at 9:00 for airport; arriving at airport by 10:00)