"Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings
like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31

EislebenEisleben, where Martin Luther was born November 10, 1483, and where he died February 18, 1546

Luther birth house

Luther birth house in Eisleben

Wittenberg

Wittenberg town square with the ancient town hall and Stadtkirche

Wartburg

Ancient Wartburg Castle, near Eisenach, where the exiled Martin Luther translated the New Testament from Greek into German

Wildhaus

Wildhaus, where the reformer Huldrych Zwingli was born in 1484. His birth house can still be visited

Lutterworth

Market street in Lutterworth, where the 14th century religious reformer John Wyclif served as Rector in the Parish Church of St Mary between 1374 and 1384, and it was here that he is traditionally believed to have produced the first translation of the Bible from Latin into English

In the Footsteps of the Reformers with a Bach Overature

Possible stops on this custom tour:

Great Britain

  • Hipswell, Yorkshire
  • Oxford University
  • Lutterworth
  • Nibley, Gloucestershire
  • Enbankment Gardens in London

Belgium

  • Antwerp - Has good examples of Gothic and baroque architecture, a well-preserved medieval core and some magnificent artwork; also famous as the diamond center of the world

Germany

  • Konstanz - Where the Protestant Reformation took hold in the 1520s, headed by Ambrosius Blarer
  • Eisleben - Hometown of Martin Luther
  • Erfurt - Martin Luther attended the University of Erfurt and received his bachelor's and master's degrees of theology there. He lived there as a student from 1501 to 1511 and, as a monk, from 1505 to 1511
  • Wittenberg - Closely connected with Martin Luther and the dawn of the Protestant Reformation
  • Worms - Where Luther appeared before the Diet of Worms to renounce or reaffirm his views
  • Eisenach - Where Martin Luther lived as a child; he hid out at the nearby Wartburg Castle after the Diet of Worms
  • Leipzig
  • Mainz
  • Berlin

France

  • Noyon - Where the first Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne was crowned
  • Paris

Switzerland

  • Wildhaus, birthplace of Zwingli
  • Zurich

Czech Republic

  • Prague
  • Husinecz - Birthplace of the famous Reformer of Bohemia, Jan Huss