Wednesday, April 27, 2011


This morning was another great breakfast, followed by a lecture by an expert on Luther. Very, very informative.

Our excursion this day was to Wittenberg and Torgau. I now have a new appreciation for Martin Luther. We toured his house which was the former monastery that he lived in when he first was assigned to Wittenberg. His house is now a museum and has an original Bible printed back in the 1500’s. We toured the cathedral where he preached which is still in use for religious services. We also saw the famous church where he nailed his 95 theses to the door. The door is now iron. It’s the most photographed door in the world. It’s a wonderful town that definitely needs more exploring.

After Wittenberg we took the bus to Torgau. This was the royal seat of the Saxon kings. It is also the place where the American army and the Russian army met at the end of WWll.

We walked back to the boat, had a wonderful dinner and went to bed.

Martin Luther's house.
 The original floor of the house dating back to the late 1400's.  Luther lived there first as a monk and then after he married and raised a family.
Luther's death portrait.  Shows that he didn't turn into the monster that rumors said he did.
Luther's Bible
Statue of Luther's wife Katharina von Bora in a courtyard outside the house.

No comments: