Day 5: Leipzig | Eisleben | Erfurt
After breakfast, we'll drive to Eisleben which ranks amongst the most significant of all places having a connection with Martin Luther, although he only spent a little time here – he was born here on November 10th, 1483 and died here on February 18th, 1546. Old manuscripts indicate that he felt a special affinity toward Eisleben. During the guided city tour, we will visit the house of his birth and see the house where he died; St. Andrew’s Church where he preached his last sermon and where his body was laid out, the Church of St. Peter and Paul where he was christened and the Luther Monument . We'll provide some some time for leisure to see the market place and other points of interest such as St. Anne’s Church with the famous biblical scenes hewn in stone and the buildings of former St. Augustine’s Monastery.
After lunch, we'll drive through the Thuringian countryside to Erfurt, where Luther studied at the university and where our tour in Luther’s footsteps will include a visit to the Cathedral and church of St. Severi’s with a view of the Kramer Bridge lined on each side with timber framed houses restored to their original condition.