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Shepherd of the Hills: Walking in Luther`s Footsteps G181005 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Germany
Dates: 10/10/18 - 10/19/18   Cost: $4379 G#: 181005


      

Germany: Reformation and Spiritual Heritage G181001 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Germany
Dates: 10/3/18 - 10/15/18   Cost: $4634 G#: 181001

PLEASE DO NOT register online; instead, download the brochure from this site and MAIL us your PAPER registration as there is no provision for you to indicate a cabin category online.

Come join us for an inspirational journey to Germany. We値l begin our tour with a 4-night cruise on the Rhine River. We値l then meet up with our wonderful guide and friend, Christian Mauer, and travel to the heartland of Germany. Here we値l walk in the very places frequented by Martin Luther and his contemporaries. We値l stand outside the Castle Church door in Wittenberg where Luther posted the 95 Theses in 1597, beginning the Protestant Reformation. We値l also be inspired by the life and witness of pastor and scholar Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who sought to lead the church to stand against Hitler. Also included are visits to historic places related to WW II and many other places of interest.

There will be lots of memory making, spiritual challenge and laughter along the way.

Bob and Nancy Jonsson and Dale and Sherri Berry


      

Sicily and Malta: Gems of the Mediterranean; G181002 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Sicily and Malta
Dates: 10/7/18 - 10/20/18   Cost: $4900 G#: 181002

You are invited to join us in an exploration of two sister islands: Sicily and Malta. Their position in the center of the Mediterranean brought invasions by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Germans, Spanish and English, who affected architecture, cuisine and languages in different ways.

We will cross Sicily from Palermo to Catania, observing Norman and Arabic influences, Roman mosaics and Greek temples, situated in a stunning landscape skirted by the sea. In Malta we will discover an amazing sweep of history, from Neolithic temples to the extensive fortifications and buildings of the Knights of Malta and later the British. During World War II, Malta was the most heavily bombed place on earth, narrowly escaping occupation by the Axis. It was from Malta that Eisenhower launched the American invasion of Sicily. Through visits and discussions we will discover the importance of these islands and reflect on their similarities and differences.

This tour is sponsored by Luther College Alumni Relations and led by professors emeriti Ruth Caldwell and Uwe Rudolf. All are welcome to join them on this journey!


      

Pipedreams Historic Organs of Belgium; G180508 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Belgium and Luxembourg
Dates: 5/15/18 - 5/26/18   Cost: $4949 G#: 180508

NOTE: All registrations MUST be handled by Minnesota Public Radio.

Welcome aboard for another exciting adventure amidst the history and traditions of organ music in Belgium, one of the Low Countries with a present-day high profile as a founding member of the European Union, seat of the European Parliament, and headquarters of NATO. Though we tend to be distracted by the music of surrounding nations, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, Belgium has always been a prosperous and cosmopolitan center of commerce and culture, and certainly holds its own as regards important musical personalities and significant Belgian influences that have colored the evolution of western European music from the early Renaissance forward. We値l visit both the Dutch-speaking Flemish and French-speaking Walloon regions, and experience instruments from five centuries by Goltfusz, Goynaut, Picard, Van Peteghem, Korfmacher, Van Bever, Schyven, and Loncke, with a visit to the atelier of Andr Thomas included. Despite inevitable external influences, the Belgian organ culture has its own personality, and I invite you to discover it with me. Sign up now!

Michael Barone, Minnesota Public Radio/America Public Media


      

Classic Prague and Danube Delights Cruise Tour G180503 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Europe
Dates: 5/2/18 - 5/13/18   Cost: $2540 G#: 180503


      

Spectacular Switzerland; G180509 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Switzerland and Italy
Dates: 5/20/18 - 5/31/18   Cost: $4999 G#: 180509

You are invited to join us to one of the most spectacular and beautiful parts of the world Switzerland. Cradled by the mountains are villages, castles, lakes, chateaux, farms, cattle and the list goes on. Many of these mountain villages are reached only by rail. This trip includes air, deluxe buses, rail passes, beautiful four-star hotels, entrance fees, all breakfasts, five dinners and demonstrations and instruction in watercolor painting and photography. This is a land made for artists! Please join us.

      

Nordic Choir Companion Tour to Germany and Czechia G180510 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Germany Prague
Dates: 5/28/18 - 6/8/18   Cost: $4499 G#: 180510

Luther College President Paula J. Carlson and The Rev. Dr. Thomas Schattauer invite you to join them on a 12-day companion tour in conjunction with the Nordic Choir Performance Tour of Germany and Czechia. The tour will include attending all Nordic Choir performances. The first stop on the tour will be Eisenach, home of Wartburg Castle. Other cities on the tour will include Leipzig, one of Germany`s fastest growing cities with interesting stops such as Bach`s Thomaskirche; Wittenberg, where it is said that Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church; Berlin, with a rich history; Dresden, lying on both sides of the Elbe River it boasts the reconstructed Frauenkirche; and Prague, the capital of Czechia and home to the magnificent Prague Castle District. Join Luther College Alumni, parents and friends on this unforgettable journey!


      

Kinsmen Lutheran Church: Germany; G180606 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Germany
Dates: 6/11/18 - 6/20/18   Cost: $4349 G#: 180606

I am excited to invite you on a trip to Germany where we will visit Reformation and other historic sites. The trip will be an active trip where you will see the places and locations that were significant during Martin Luther痴 life. We will learn about recent historical events, the life of Martin Luther, and theological debates from the 16th century that continue to be relevant today. The goal of this trip is for you to return with your eyes opened to see the ways God wants you to witness to his grace in your everyday life. Please join us for this journey of faith, learning and relationship building. Grace and Peace, Rev. Beth Warpmaeker

      

Three Rivers Concert Band Tour - G180604
Visiting: Italy, France and Switzerland
Dates: 6/17/18 - 6/25/18   Cost: $4130 G#: 180604

This is a private tour. Participants, please register here. You may register for the Geneva homestay at the same time ($100 per person reduction.)

      

Central Lutheran Church, Anchorage: In the Footsteps of Martin Luther G180903 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: Germany Reformation
Dates: 9/17/18 - 9/28/17   Cost: $3850 G#: 180903

Join Central Lutheran Church on a Reformation Tour to Germany. Your tour host is Kathy Dale (This is a private tour for the members and friends of Central Lutheran Church.)

      

St. Stephen Lutheran Church: A Spiritual Pilgrimage to France G180904 View Brochure (PDF or DOC)
Visiting: France
Dates: 9/25/18 - 10/5/18   Cost: $4699 G#: 180904

Members and friends of St. Stephen, you are invited to join Julie Magnus and me on a spiritual pilgrimage that will engage the soul, senses, and tastbuds. From castles to caves, Roman ruins to Paris, we will have the opportunity to experience several `thin places` where pilgrims have journeyed for centuries. In addition to the sights we will see, each day will offer opportunity for mindfulness and contemplation, local markets and vineyards. We will end our time together in Paris and the cathedral town of Chartres. Above all, this will be an opportunity to grow deeper in love towards God, neighbor, and self and have a lot of fun!
Pastor Kathie Nycklemoe