Luther500 Festival

Schedule & Cost

the luther500 festival is june 16-22,2019

Travelers arrive on a Sunday and depart on a Saturday for home or for further travels in Europe. The sample schedule, below is intended to give you an idea, based a previous festival, of what to expect.  It is not an exact or actual schedule specifically for the 2019 Festival. 

sunday

  • Arrivals in Wittenberg, check in at hotel. (Festival shuttles from airports TXL or FRA can be arranged. Or you can use the train or even rent a car at the airport.)
  • Sightseeing and Orientation options in Wittenberg
  • Welcome BBQ.
  • Evening Opening Event with Introductions and music by LOST AND FOUND and others.
  • Night Prayer
  • Night Café in Biergarten

monday

Begin to explore Luther’s Land

  • Breakfast in your accommodation
  • Morning Prayer in the Castle Church
  • Group Event and Orientation
  • Choice of Interest Centers and Intercultural Activities: morning and afternoon options
  • Choice of Servant Projects: morning and afternoon options
  • Choice of Recreation Activities: morning and afternoon options
  • Free time in Wittenberg
  • Dinner together
  • Evening event option with whole group.  
  • Night Prayer in the Town Church
  • Night Café in Luther Cellar & Biergarten with Live Music

tuesday

  • Breakfast in your accommodation
  • Morning Prayer in the Town Church
  • Day trip options: Wartburg and Erfurt, Leipzig and Torgau,  Eisleben,  and Berlin
  • Dinner on your own
  • Night Prayers on the Day trips at historic churches in Erfurt, Eisleben, Torgau, and Berlin
  • Back to Wittenberg
  • Night Café in Biergarten.

wednesday

  • Breakfast in your accommodation
  • Morning Prayer
  • Day trip options: Wartburg and Erfurt, Leipzig and Torgau,  Eisleben, and Berlin.
  • Dinner on your own
  • Night Prayers on the Day trips in Erfurt, Eisleben, Torgau, and Berlin
  • Back to Wittenberg
  • Night Café in Biergarten with Live Music

thursday

  • Breakfast in your accommodation
  • Morning Prayer in Castle Church
  • Choice of Interest Centers and Intercultural Activities: morning and afternoon options
  • Choice of Servant Projects: morning and afternoon option
  • Choice of Recreation Activities: morning and afternoon options
  • Free time in Wittenberg
  • Dinner Together
  • Evening Event: Variety Show
  • Night Prayer at Town Church
  • Night Café in Biergarten.

friday

  • Breakfast in your accommodation
  • Morning Prayer
  • Group Event, Wittenberg Convention center
  • Choice of Recreation Activities:
  • Choice of Interest Centers,  afternoon options include an Invitation for Kaffeetrinken with German families
  • Free time in Wittenberg
  • River Cruise
  • Celebration Worship Service
  • Later Dinner Together, traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest style.
  • Night Café in Biergarten.

saturday

  • Later Breakfast in your accommodation
  • Luther: The Rock Opera, Wittenberg Convention Center, open to public.
  • Boxed Lunches and Farewells 
  • 1:00 pm  Leave for Post Festival Trips (a variety of custom trips were offered in the past and again will be in 2019)
  • Home-Flyers: depart for Berlin for an afternoon and evening of sightseeing, and morning flights home.

 

registration cost

The registration cost for the week is priced in Euro, so your dollar cost will depend on the exchange rate on the day of your payments.  The cost varies slightly depending on your choice of hotel accommodation, single or double occupancy room.  Either way, the registration includes:

  • Six overnights at the hotel.
  • The program, which includes Venues, Interest Centers, Museum admissions, Two Day-Trips, Guides and Staff.
  • Two meals each day, generally breakfast and supper, but sometimes a box lunch in place of supper if you select a longer day trip option. 
  • Medical insurance while at the Festival.

Double Occupancy= 1390 Euro;  Single Room = 1630 Euro.   Kids under two years old are free of charge with registered parents.  Youth under 13 get 20% off.