Berlin’s Martin Luther’s Wittenberg by Private Vehicle and Driver-Guide
- Wittenberg: Wittenburg University, Melanchton House, a medieval city church and a palace cathedral can be found in the center. Visit the site of what was suppose to be ‘Protestant Rome”.
- Martin Luther House: A half-timbered house built in 1504. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the writer and professors residence when he composed his 95 Theses.
- Old Market Square: Since 1996, the square has been listed as a cultural heritage site. Ancient structures line the parallel streets, including City Hall and the MLK statue.
About This Berlin Tour
Your private vehicle and driver-guide will pick you up from either your Berlin or Potsdam city hotel or from within the city center convenient for yourself.
It’s hard not to think about Martin Luther King when you are in the city where the legendary writer once lived. Wittenburg is home to the world’s biggest reformation history museum – a museum that you will have the chance to step inside on this tour. Formerly MLK’s residence, the UNESCO World Heritage site dates back to the 1500s, when it was used as an Augustinian monastery.
On your guided city walk learn about MLK’s birth, his last moments and how his work inspired people as you browse 1,000 exhibits. Pieces of furniture, printed books, manuscripts, medals and coins are just a few examples of the artifacts on display. The statue of Martin Luther King that stands on Old Market Square commemorates the life of the man who shaped history.
Architecturally fascinating, the square is better known as Markplatz. Its parallel streets lure in people from around the world and a notable attraction that can be found on the territory is Historical City Hall. Mayors in the metro area gather inside this listed building, which sometimes hosts high society events. The most impressive building of them all, however, is Melanchthon House. This Renaissance-style landmark was commissioned by the Elector of Saxony, John Frederick I.
It’s not surprising that the people living in the metropolis are well educated, what with it boasting highly acclaimed Wittenburg University. Founded by Elector Frederick in 1502, the university attracted the likes of Martin Luther King, leading to Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) being founded.
Mixing the new with the old
Although bombings resulted in much of Berlin’s historical center being destroyed, remnants of the middle ages still stand. Pieces of the medieval city walls can be seen along Littenstraße and Stresemannstraße. At Nikolai Quarter (Berlin’s oldest residential area), the restaurants, bars and lanes all have a medieval vibe, as does Stralau Village Church in Friedrichshain.
Please meet in the lobby/reception area of your hotel. Be sure to indicate the name of your hotel at check-out so we know where to meet you. Your guide will be holding a sign with GoBe or your name on it.
Bring small coins for the bathroom. Take a light jacket or rain coat for the weather. Be aware that when it's windy, an umbrella might be risky!
This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, some over cobblestones and uneven paths, with steps to climb. It is not wheelchair accessible. Travelers with limited mobility may not see all sites fully but can participate at their discretion.
Walking Tour, Cultural, Family Friendly, Luxury Tour
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Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Non-refundable if canceled within 30 days of requested services.
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