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 week, of what to expect.  Slight changes are possible, but the key piece of the Festival, the Interest Centers, will include the historic homes, museums, exhibits and churches; recreation, arts and service options; workshops, tours, lectures and presentations by invited experts and local guides; and gemutlichkeit. Day trips will include the places listed below. Morning and Evening prayers will be offered in the historic Wittenberg churches and at historic Reformation sites on the day trips.

FESTIVAL REGISTRATION = 560 Euro,  + Housing in double room (639 Euro), or in a single room  (1010 Euro).

And, don't forget to consider some Add-On trips since you are already in Europe!

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.
    - Arrival pre-trip from Bavaria and the Erl Passion Play
  • 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 or Town 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 or Castle Church
  • Night Café in Luther Cellar & Biergarten with Live Music

tuesday

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Trip to Prague
  • Home-Flyers: depart for Berlin for an afternoon and evening of sightseeing, and morning flights home.

And...if you have a bit more time, or want to see more since you're in Germany, consider an add-on trip before or after the Luther500 festival week.

have a look at the options for additional travels

registration fee of 560 euro includes 

  The registration fee includes:

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

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 a bit depending on your choice of hotel accommodation, single or double-occupancy room. 

  • Double Occupancy= 560 + 639 Euro = 1199 
  • Single Room = 560 + 1010 Euro = 1570   
  •  Kids under two years old are free of charge with a registered parent. 
  • Youth under 13 get 15% off the registration cost, and must be registered in a shared room.

 

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