Luther and Bach: Cradle of Reformation in Saxony and Thuringia


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City, Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids should be interested in castles,old houses and magnificent churches.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



Italian (fluent), German (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

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 only a price info. Tell me how many you are. I offer you a tailormade tour. On demand I can send you a complete arrangement including guiding services, fees, accommodation and transport


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 (privat transport on demand)

What’s Included

- professional, humourous guiding services
- practical advices for your stay

What’s Extra

- entrance museums
- accommodation (if desired we arrange rooms)
- transport (if desired we book a car or bus)

You may ask me for a complete arrangement including guiding services, accommodation, transport, fees if you like. Tell me your requirements on comfort and number of persons. I'll send you then a customized tour, also for groups, e.g. a parish.


I am not licensed to drive paying customers, but I can hire a licensed driver if requested by the customer. prices on demand.

A Recent Review of this tour

Silvia was great! At her advice we located at Leipzig and did 3 one-day tours to Lutherland. We then transferred to Dresden for a final one-day tour and flight home. We found it very easy to communicate with Silvia and she fully responded to our needs and concerns. We highly recommend her for a tour-by-locals.
Robert Muir

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