LOST AND FOUND PRESENTS:

The Luther500 Festival

The Luther500 Festival is a seven-day cultural-immersion experience that brings the Reformation to life as you serve, learn, and celebrate in the places where Martin Luther did the same 500 years ago. This pilgrimage to Germany will help revitalize schools, congregations, and personal faith journies as participants come face to face with the breadth and importance of the Reformation, make new friends, connect with their heritage, and experience first hand how Church history can be a whole lot of fun.
How Will You Celebrate the Reformation Jubilee?

In 2017, you have the choice of three different weeks to accommodate your group's schedule.  All three festival weeks, May, June and October have the same content -- full of insight and discovery, new friends, and plenty of fun.

Welcome to three Festivals in 2017

Post-Festival: Travel home, or join a Tour!

All festivals end with a closing worship service on Sunday. You can book an airport shuttle to Berlin or Frankfurt through our registration system. Coaches are scheduled to leave from Wittenberg at about 1 pm. Travel time Wittenberg to Berlin is approx. 1.5 hours, travel time to Frankfurt: approx. 5.5 hours. Please book your flights accordingly. We cannot take liability for missed flights - please allow enough time to make your flight in case of traffic delay. If your flight leaves the next morning you may want to book a hotel close to the airport. For booking a hotel, use the links below.

Once you'll be in Germany anyway - why not add a few days of travel? We have three 4-day-ideas how you can extend your stay. All tours include travel in a de-luxe motor coach, lodging in a 3- or 4-star hotel, breakfast, all dinners in hotel or local restaurant, and a sightseeing program with local guides and admission to key sites.

NOTE: If you take any of the post-Festival Trips to Prague, Bavaria, or Berlin you do NOT need a shuttle from Wittenberg to the airport. In this case your airport shuttle is included in your extension trip, and you will fly out from Berlin, Prague, or Munich.

... Prague | ... Bavaria  |  ... Berlin  ... Airport Hotels

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... to Prague

- Following the Spring and the Summer Festival -

Day 1 – Travel to Prague

Following the Luther500 Festival closing worship service, the Tour Director will greet and escort us to the waiting deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach for traveling to Prague in Czechia.
Dinner and overnight: Prague

Day 2 – Prague

A day in Prague! A guided tour takes us to the Hradschin Castle, we cross the Charles Bridge (and listen to some of the best Jazz and Dixieland Musicians playing along the streets), and try to understand the astronomic clock at the town hall which dates back to 1410. Shopping possibilities are endless in the afternoon. Dinner will be on a cruise boat on the Vlatava river while we enjoy the illuminated skyline of the “Golden City” of Prague.
Dinner and overnight: Prague

Day 3 – Bicycle tour to Karlstejn Castle

On our Karlstejn Castle Bike Tour we roll southwest of Prague along the Vltava and Berounka Rivers and through the Czech countryside to the gothic fortress built by King Karel IV. The Castle is one of the most-visited castles in the country. During our trip we will pass through several villages, making observation and refreshments stops. Upon our arrival at Karlstejn Village we stop for lunch in a traditional Czech restaurant. After visiting the castle we return back to Prague by train.
Those who don't like to bike can take the train to meet up with the bicycle group at Karlstejn Castle.
Dinner and overnight: Prague

Day 4 – Departure

Airport transfer to Praque airport for our homebound flights.

... just 495 Euro per person in double occupancy, 550 Euro in single

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... to Bavaria

- Following the Summer Festival -

Day 1 – Travel to Nuremberg

Following the Luther500 Festival closing worship service the Tour Director will greet and escort us to the waiting deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach for traveling to Nuremberg.
Dinner and overnight: Nuremberg

Day 2 – Travel to Munich

After breakfast buffet we continue to Munich, the capital of Bavaria, where we visit the Marienplatz, see the Town Hall, the Cathedral, and other sites. The afternoon is on leisure, before we meet for Dinner again.
Dinner and overnight: Munich

Day 3 – Day of leisure

Today is on leisure with variety of optionals to do:
-       Leisure day for shopping and sightseeing in Munich
-       Guided day excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle (additional charge)
-       Guided day excursion to Salzburg (additional charge)
In the evening we meet again for our Farewell-Dinner in a traditional Beergarden.
Dinner and overnight: Munich

Day 4 – Departure

Transfer to Munich airport for our homebound flights this morning.

... just 495 Euro per person in double occupancy, 550 Euro in single

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... more time in Berlin

- Following the Summer Festival -

Day 1 – Transfer to Berlin

Following the Luther500 Festival closing worship service the Tour Director will greet and escort you to the waiting deluxe, air-conditioned motor coach for traveling to Berlin.
Dinner and overnight: Berlin

Day 2 – Berlin

Following breakfast buffet Berlin, the vibrant capital of Germany is waiting of us.Our tour with a local guide includes sights like the Reichstag parliament, Brandenburg Gate, the Holocaust memorial, and Berlin Cathedral. And we will of course see remnants of the Berlin Wall – it’s already more than 25 years since Berlin and Germany were reunited!
The afternoon is on leisure, before we meet for dinner again.
Dinner and overnight: Berlin

Day 3 – Day on leisure

A full day in Berlin gives us a lot of time for individual visits of museums, for last time shopping, or just to enjoy the local cafés.
As our tour is coming to the end, our Farewell Dinner will be in a traditional Berliner restaurant.
Dinner and overnight: Berlin

Day 4 – Departure

Transfer to Berlin airport for our homebound flights this morning.

... just 495 Euro per person in double occupancy, 550 Euro in single

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... Airport Hotels

If your flight leaves the next morning you may want to book a hotel close to the airport. Use these external links:

> Hotel Berlin Airport

> > "Hotel Tiergarten" (Michael's Favorite)

> Hotel Frankfurt Airport

Or spend some more time in Frankfurt or Berlin. Check out our ideas for "pre-festival" days - of course you could do that after the festival as well!

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Shuttles

show_logo.php?no=0&pk=shuttleThe festival provides shuttles by motor coaches to Frankfurt FRA and Berlin TXL airports after all festivals. Shuttles leave from Wittenberg at about 1 pm. Travel time Wittenberg to Berlin is approx. 1.5 hours, travel time to Frankfurt: approx. 5.5 hours. Just book your shuttle online at the "add-on" of your Festival in the > Registration.
If you can not reach one of our shuttles because you need to travel on different times, here is how you can leave from Wittenberg:
- Take > the train from "Wittenberg, Lutherstadt."
- To Berlin you'ld rather book your own, private shuttle. Use > shuttle-pool.com for your online reservation.

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Start registration:  May 29- June 4, 2017  |  June 19- 25, 2017  |  October 2- 8, 2017

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