Bauhaus, Goethe & Luther The Cultural Heart of Germany

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Weimar

Scheduled flight to Berlin – transfer with our tour manager in our private executive coach to the 4* Leonardo Hotel in Weimar – dinner in hotel.

Day 2 – Goethe’s Home & Wartburg Castle

A town associated with classical poets such as Goethe and Schiller, the musicians Bach and Liszt and the Bauhaus pioneers van de Velde and Gropius, our guided tour of Weimar takes in the Baroque house where Goethe lived from 1792 to 1832 – the world famous UNESCO listed Wartburg Castle, built according to legend by Ludwig dem Springer in 1067, was home to St Elisabeth, is where Martin Luther translated the New Testament and inspired Richard Wagner to write his opera ‘Tannhäuser’.

Day 3 – Guided tour of Erfurt

Guided tour of Erfurt’s old quarter takes in Merchant’s Bridge, the university where Martin Luther studied between 1501 and 1505, Cathedral of St Mary whose central tower houses the world’s largest medieval free swinging bell, and the Old Synagogue, constructed during the Middle Ages on the ‘Via Regia’, one of the major European trade routes – the afternoon is at leisure in Erfurt, and you may choose to explore Petersburg Citadel, the only extensively preserved Baroque town fortress in central Europe.

Day 4 – Goethes Gartenhaus, Bauhaus Museum Weimar & Halle

Goethes Gartenhaus was Goethe’s first home in Weimar and later his summer house – the Bauhaus Museum Weimar contains an extensive exhibition of work by students and their teachers from its beginning in 1919 – a guided tour of Halle takes in sights such as the cathedral dating back to 1280 and the Red Tower – check in at the 4* Maritim Hotel in Halle – dinner in hotel.

Day 5 – Leipzig & Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig

Guided tour of Leipzig takes in the Opera House and the Church of St Nicholas – guided tour of the Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig, home to a fine collection of paintings by German masters including Lucas Cranach, Elder, Martin Schongauer and Caspar David Friedrich.

Day 6 – Bauhaus Dessau & Wörlitz Park

In Dessau a guided tour explores the Bauhaus complex, built in 1925 to a design by Walter Gropius and the home of the famous art school that moved here from Weimar – laid out between 1765 and 1817, Wörlitz Park is an English style landscaped garden that was the first of its kind in continental Europe and were inspired by Prince Franz Anhalt-Dessau’s visit to England.

Day 7 – Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Lcated on the River Elbe and named after its most famous resident Martin Luther, Lutherstadt Wittenberg became the capital of the Reformation and sights include the Castle and the Schlosskirche, made famous by Martin Luther who allegedly posted his theses on its door in 1517 – transfer to Berlin for our scheduled flight back home.

Tour Features

Central 4* hotels

Two dinners included

All excursions & guided tours included

Professional tour manager

Scheduled flights to Berlin

Executive coach in Germany

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Weimar - guided tour

Goethe’s Home

Wartburg Castle

Erfurt - guided tour

Goethes Gartenhaus

Bauhaus Museum Weimar

Halle - guided tour

Leipzig - guided tour

Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig - guided tour

Bauhaus Dessau - guided tour

Wörlitz Park

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Hotel

Three nights at the 4* Leonardo Hotel in Weimar, located a few minutes walk from the historical Old Town and three nights at the 4* Maritim Hotel in Halle. Facilities at both hotels include a restaurant, bar and indoor swimming pool and all rooms are en suite. Dinner is served on the first night at each hotel and the remaining four nights are on bed and breakfast basis.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • Augustinerkloster, Erfurt - an early Gothic church built for Augustinian monks at the end of the 13th century and where Martin Luther lived as a monk from 1505 to 1511
  • Friedenstein Palace - completed in 1656 and one of Germany’s first Baroque palaces, this monumental palace towering over the town of Gotha served as a residence for Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Gotha
  • Grassi Museum of Applied Arts - regarded as one of the world`s leading museums for the applied arts, its arts and crafts collection focuses particularly on Art Nouveau, art déco and functionalism

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor this tour
for your group

Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at 3* hotels
  • with more (or less) dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • include UK airport coach transfers
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
for your group