In the footsteps of Bach and Luther
Bach and Luther are the local heroes of East German history whose fame reaches all over the world and influences our culture till today. I lead you to the original scenes where the big historical dramas of 16th and 17th cent. happened. The protestant faith had its cradle through Luther in our region and cheered deep religious men like Bach or Cranach on cultural success. The architecture of baroque houses and churches still show the precision of Bach's polyphonic arrangements and the accuracy of his counterpoints. On this trip you learn much about the spirit of Lutheran, Protestant origins and its impact on both Art and Science. We may visit Eisenach-Bach's birthhouse (with Wartburg Castle), Erfurt, Wittenberg, Eisleben-Luther's birthhouse and baptism church, Torgau, Naumburg, Leipzig-with Bach music .
This is a multi-day tour. Tell me how many you are. I offer you a tailored tour. On demand I can send you a complete customized tour arrangement including guiding services, fees, and transportation
Day 1: Torgau: Grave of Katharina von Bora and first Protestant church building. Wittenberg: Guided tour with Castle and Town Church, Luther and Melanchthon House and Cranach Houses. (Plus Victory and End of WW2-Monument- where the American and Russian soldiers met and hugged each other in 1945)
Day 2: Leipzig, where Bach worked in Thomaskirche Church for 27 years; Naumburg with guided visit to the cathedral and to the market square where Luther lived.
Day 3: Erfurt tour with cathedral, Augustinian Monastery (where Luther spent several years), fishmarket and Kraemerbruecke Bridge. Eisenach with Wartburg Castle, visit to Luther's house and the birthplace of Bach - including a short recital on instruments of Bach's epoch.
YOU may fill the days according to YOUR wishes. Just let me know.
Start and finish in Dresden or a place according to your wishes.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: main entrance central station Dresden, or a place according to your wishes
End location: main entrance central station Dresden, or a place according to your wishes
Duration: 3 days
public transport (private transport on demand)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 euro - food, entrance fees, transportation
I am not licensed to drive paying customers, but I can hire a licensed driver if requested by the customer. prices on demand.
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Having Silvia as our group guide for multiple times in Germany has been very satisfying. Silvia is highly professional, with rich knowledge of historic landmarks and fluent in English. What makes Silvia outstanding is her warm personality, excellent presentation skills. A walk through Weimar historic landmarks, up close introduction of the world famous paintings in Zwinger Museums Dresden, and many other interesting historic sights in Eisenach, Leipzig, enriched our knowledge, and curiosity of Germany.