War and Reformation Europe Tour

Salzburg

The Horn family invites you to join us on our 2015 tour of Europe, where we will study the Reformation and its effects on European history. On June 9 we will begin our journey in Munich, Germany and discover the horrors of the Holocaust at Dachau. We will spend two nights in Salzburg, Austria to visit Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest in the Alps, Mozart’s birthplace, and more. Then we travel to Zurich, Switzerland where Ulrich Zwingli preached, and journey to Calvin’s Geneva, a central location of the Reformation. Next we’ll stop in Strasbourg, France to learn about Martin Bucer and in Worms, Germany where Martin Luther stood up to the Catholic church. While staying in the Ardennes region we will visit Medieval castles and some of the most important battlefields in European history: including Agincourt and Crecy, from the Hundred Years War, the Somme, one of the most horrific battles of World War I, and the surprise German World War II counterattack at the Battle of the Bulge. Finally, we will conclude the tour at the Battle of Waterloo bicentennial reenactment before leaving from historic Brussels.

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Dates – June 8-20, 2015

Prices – As usual, the price just includes costs. These prices are the upper limit of what we are anticipating. If it turns out to be significantly lower, we will refund the difference.

  • Adult: $1,130
  • Child 15-18: $1,090
  • Child 6-14: $1,015
  • Child 1-5: $885

Includes - All lodging, admission, and transportation while in Europe. We will probably be providing a light breakfast and lunch. This price does not include airfare.

Flights – All flights are to be scheduled individually. We will depart the US on June 8th and fly to Munich, Germany. The bus will leave the airport mid-afternoon on June 9th. The return flight will be from Brussels, Belgium, departing early afternoon. To get the best prices and schedule, you may want to fly out of a major airport like Washington Dullas.

Deposit - So that we will have an idea of how many people are interested, we will need a deposit by December 31st.

Calvin’s Church in Geneva

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Schedule

Mount Untersberg

Tuesday, June 9
2:00 – Munich Airport
2:30 – Dachau Concentration Camp
4:00 – Leave
6:00 – Hotel in Salzburg, Austria

Wednesday, June 10
8:30 – Leave
9:15 – The Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus)
11:30 – Leave
12:00 – Untersberg Mountain
1:15 – Leave
2:00 – Hohensalzburg Castle
3:30 – Leave
3:45 – Tour of Town/Mozart’s Birthplace
5:15 – Leave
5:30 – Hotel in Salzburg, Austria

Zurich

Thursday, June 11
6:00 – Leave
10:00 – Stop at Mountain
11:00 – Leave
12:00 – Zuirch
Grossmunster
Old Town
Swiss National Museum
Zwingli Statue
Zwingli Museum
4:00 – Leave
7:00 – Hotel in Geneva

Geneva

Friday, June 12
8:00 – Leave
8:15 – Geneva
Reformation Wall
St. Pierre’s Cathedral
Reformation Museum
3:00 – Leave
5:00 – Stop at Mountain
5:30 – Leave
7:30 – Hotel in Strasbourg

Saturday, June 13
9:00 – Leave
9:15 – Strasbourg
Strasbourg Cathedral
Saint-Nicolas Church
11:45 – Leave
1:30 – Worms
2:30 – Leave

Château de Coucy

6:30 – Hotel in Vireux-Molhain, France

Sunday, June 14
Free day at hotel

Monday, June 15
7:30 – Leave
9:45 – Château de Coucy
11:00 – Leave
1:00 – Crecy
2:15 – Leave
3:00 – Agincourt
5:00 – Leave
8:00 – Hotel in Vireux-Molhain, France

Somme Battlefield

Tuesday, June 16
8:00 – Leave
10:30 – Museum of the Great War
12:15 – Leave
1:00 – Somme Battlefield
3:00 – Ypres
5:00 – Leave
7:30 – Hotel in Vireux-Molhain, France

Wednesday, June 17
Battle of the Bulge
Bastogne
Bastogne War Museum
Maginot Line

Bourscheid Castle

Thursday, June 18
7:30 – Leave
9:30 – Bourscheid Castle
11:30 – Leave
12:30 – Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial
1:30 – Leave
2:00 – Luxembourg City
Notre-Dame Cathedral
National Museum of Art and History
4:00 – Leave
4:30 – Arlon, Belgium
Roman sites
5:30 – Leave
7:00 – Hotel in Vireux-Molhain

Waterloo Reenactment

Friday, June 19
9:30 – Leave
11:00 – Waterloo Battlefield
Wellington Museum
Napoleon’s Last Headquarters
The Lion Mount
Château Hougoumont
9:00 – Leave
10:30 – Hotel in Vireux-Molhain, France

Saturday, June 20
8:30 – Leave
10:15 – Brussels
Old Town
Walls
Town Hall
Halle Gate
Cathedral
12:30 – Arrive at airport

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