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500 years of Reformation

 
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Hilke was a fantastic guide ... extremely knowledgeable ... very personable and friendly and just fun to walk and talk with.
David Albert, United States, April 2019

Incredible tour! Hilke was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and made our time with her most enjoyable.
Peter Atkinson, UK, April 2019

... I am glad we were able to spend a full day with Hilke!
Karen Smart, United States, März 2019

... She is a lovely person and made us feel very welcome.
Richard Morgan, United States, Okt. 2018

Hilke was a WONDERFUL guide ... It is hard to imagine a better guide to the highlights of vibrant Berlin.
James Hargrove, United States, Sept. 2018

Wonderful experience ... Highly recommended.
Janet Simula, August 2018

... She is hugely knowledgable and experienced, sociable and with lovely humour as well ...
Karen Lubner, United States, Juni 2018

Wonderful day, Hilke was like touring with a very well informed friend ...                   
Margaret Eldred, United States, Mai 2018

... We had her focus on the 1930's to mid 1940's, and she was extremely knowledgeable about all of the historical events, as well as the cultural and psychological issues during that time ... 
Colleen Harker, United States, Mai 2018

... Knowlegeable, professional and funny. Very engaging. She made a special effort to include our younger daughter which we all appreciated. We would give her the highest of recommendations.                     
Kerry Wangberg, United States, April 2018

... We REALLY enjoyed her company and feel as if we have a friend in Germany for life! Most highly recommended!
Kevin Roche, United States,  Dez. 2017

... We found Hilke to be both warm and accommodating as she shared her vast knowledge and enthusiasm of both cities with us ...
James Lewenauer, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke was a fantastic guide in every way. She was deeply knowledgeable, sensitive and highly responsive ...
Dan Ross, United States
Okt.  2017

I highly recommend Hilke. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and efficient ...
Sarah Henderson, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke made our Autumn day in Berlin most enjoyable ...
Richard Bartlam, United States
Okt. 2017

... Hilke was fun and personable, very organized, knowledgable, and informative, ...
Edwin Ward, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke was a wonderful guide who made our first trip to Berlin memorable. We were impressed with her ability ...
Deborah Burroughs, United States, September 2017

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500 years of Reformation

Martin Luther's main place of work was Wittenberg, a today well restored little town apprx. 70 miles southwest of Berlin. From here spread out his new ideas of faith focusing on the lecture of the bible, opposing the priest's role as the intermediator between human beings and God and rejecting the selling of indulgences. Scriptura, fide, gratia was the new motto.
We will visit the renowned places of his life: the Augustinians monastery turned into his home and students hostel, the church where he preached regularly and the Palace Church where the 95 theses where nailed on the door as the saying goes.
With the help of the new communication technology, printing, and influential protectors and supporters like the elector of Saxony, John Frederic the Wise, the philosopher Philipp Melanchthon, the painter Lukas Cranach and many others his ideas developed to one of the most important denominations of Christianity.

After a 1, 5 - 2 hours drive from Berlin we will be in the historical city center of Wittenberg, mainly a pedestrian zone today.
We'll visit the Palace Church, where Luther is buried, and we'll see the bronze door with his 95 theses. Passing the Market square with the Luther Monument we reach the St. Marien Church with the famous altarpiece by Lukas Cranach. We can also have a look into the house of this famous entrepreneur- painter.
In march 2017 Luther's House will reopen. We can visit this former monastery changed into his private home where his famous table talks took place and where his wife Katharina von Bora managed not only the family's household but also a hostel for apprx. 30 students and short-term guests of the reformer.
An outstanding visual experience is the 360 degree Panorama of Wittenberg painted by Yadegar Asisi. You can dip into Luther's neighbourhood meeting the reformer himself, his wife, friends and ordinary people of the town in early 16th century.

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Reviews

Hilke was a fantastic guide ... extremely knowledgeable ... very personable and friendly and just fun to walk and talk with.
David Albert, United States, April 2019

Incredible tour! Hilke was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and made our time with her most enjoyable.
Peter Atkinson, UK, April 2019

... I am glad we were able to spend a full day with Hilke!
Karen Smart, United States, März 2019

... She is a lovely person and made us feel very welcome.
Richard Morgan, United States, Okt. 2018

Hilke was a WONDERFUL guide ... It is hard to imagine a better guide to the highlights of vibrant Berlin.
James Hargrove, United States, Sept. 2018

Wonderful experience ... Highly recommended.
Janet Simula, August 2018

... She is hugely knowledgable and experienced, sociable and with lovely humour as well ...
Karen Lubner, United States, Juni 2018

Wonderful day, Hilke was like touring with a very well informed friend ...                   
Margaret Eldred, United States, Mai 2018

... We had her focus on the 1930's to mid 1940's, and she was extremely knowledgeable about all of the historical events, as well as the cultural and psychological issues during that time ... 
Colleen Harker, United States, Mai 2018

... Knowlegeable, professional and funny. Very engaging. She made a special effort to include our younger daughter which we all appreciated. We would give her the highest of recommendations.                     
Kerry Wangberg, United States, April 2018

... We REALLY enjoyed her company and feel as if we have a friend in Germany for life! Most highly recommended!
Kevin Roche, United States,  Dez. 2017

... We found Hilke to be both warm and accommodating as she shared her vast knowledge and enthusiasm of both cities with us ...
James Lewenauer, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke was a fantastic guide in every way. She was deeply knowledgeable, sensitive and highly responsive ...
Dan Ross, United States
Okt.  2017

I highly recommend Hilke. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and efficient ...
Sarah Henderson, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke made our Autumn day in Berlin most enjoyable ...
Richard Bartlam, United States
Okt. 2017

... Hilke was fun and personable, very organized, knowledgable, and informative, ...
Edwin Ward, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke was a wonderful guide who made our first trip to Berlin memorable. We were impressed with her ability ...
Deborah Burroughs, United States, September 2017

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Reviews

Hilke was a fantastic guide ... extremely knowledgeable ... very personable and friendly and just fun to walk and talk with.
David Albert, United States, April 2019

Incredible tour! Hilke was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and made our time with her most enjoyable.
Peter Atkinson, UK, April 2019

... I am glad we were able to spend a full day with Hilke!
Karen Smart, United States, März 2019

... She is a lovely person and made us feel very welcome.
Richard Morgan, United States, Okt. 2018

Hilke was a WONDERFUL guide ... It is hard to imagine a better guide to the highlights of vibrant Berlin.
James Hargrove, United States, Sept. 2018

Wonderful experience ... Highly recommended.
Janet Simula, August 2018

... She is hugely knowledgable and experienced, sociable and with lovely humour as well ...
Karen Lubner, United States, Juni 2018

Wonderful day, Hilke was like touring with a very well informed friend ...                   
Margaret Eldred, United States, Mai 2018

... We had her focus on the 1930's to mid 1940's, and she was extremely knowledgeable about all of the historical events, as well as the cultural and psychological issues during that time ... 
Colleen Harker, United States, Mai 2018

... Knowlegeable, professional and funny. Very engaging. She made a special effort to include our younger daughter which we all appreciated. We would give her the highest of recommendations.                     
Kerry Wangberg, United States, April 2018

... We REALLY enjoyed her company and feel as if we have a friend in Germany for life! Most highly recommended!
Kevin Roche, United States,  Dez. 2017

... We found Hilke to be both warm and accommodating as she shared her vast knowledge and enthusiasm of both cities with us ...
James Lewenauer, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke was a fantastic guide in every way. She was deeply knowledgeable, sensitive and highly responsive ...
Dan Ross, United States
Okt.  2017

I highly recommend Hilke. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and efficient ...
Sarah Henderson, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke made our Autumn day in Berlin most enjoyable ...
Richard Bartlam, United States
Okt. 2017

... Hilke was fun and personable, very organized, knowledgable, and informative, ...
Edwin Ward, United States
Okt. 2017

Hilke was a wonderful guide who made our first trip to Berlin memorable. We were impressed with her ability ...
Deborah Burroughs, United States, September 2017

... more