We cordially Invite you to visit places of historical importance In central Germany. This event will take place in the framework commemorating “100 years of the Reform Movement.” Each day will be an excursion related to important experiences made by the Reformers of the past.
Our starting point for each day’s outings will be the Youth Hostel in Naumburg, where we will be staying.
The first day we will visit the Augustinian monastery in Erfurt where as a monk Martin Luther struggled to obtain the knowledge of divine grace. Later he also taught at this place as a lecturer.
Next we will visit the Wartburg castle where Luther was under protection after refusing to recant before the Diet of Worms. It was here that he translated the New Testament into German.
In Wittenberg, we expect to visit many points of interest – the castle church, where Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door; the city parish church, where he preached; and the homes of Luther and Melanchthon.
On Friday we will be in Halle visiting the memorial ”Roter Ochse,” which was a prison during World War II. This is where Brother Guenther Pietz was executed in 1943 because of his faith.
Each day there will be a spiritual program with seminars. We will conclude the week with a special gathering on Sabbath in Naumburg.
The registration deadline for reservations is February 28, 2014. The cost of € 299.00 includes lodging, meals, excursions, and entrance fees to the places we will visit.
You can download the official invitation in printable PDF format here.