I continued a consecutive annual streak going back to 2001.
I’ve set foot inside Germany at least once every year since 2001. I’d already claimed another consecutive year with a short stint in the spring, but autumn “at home” in Germany* solidly confirmed a 16th consecutive year in the country.
As motivation to trace Martin Luther’s footsteps for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 and to learn more about the impact of the Bauhaus art and design movement for the centenary in 2019, I embarked on a press-trip in autumn 2016 to the German federal state of Saxony-Anhalt.
The following offer glimpses to additional coverage for each of the five towns.
- Dessau – Bauhaus headquarters from 1925-1932
- Eisleben – where Luther was born and where he died
- Halle an der Saale – Luther’s death mask
- Mansfeld-Südharz – Luther’s formative years in his parents’ house
- Wittenberg – where Luther spent a large part of his career
Eisleben (Lutherstadt Eisleben)
Halle an der Saale
Wittenberg (Lutherstadt Wittenberg)
*Rail travel across Germany
I took advantage of the special 20% discount on the 7-day German Rail Pass and headed out on the following autumn-2016 itinerary:
• 25 October : arrival in Frankfurt
• 26-27 Oct : Eisleben and Mansfeld
• 27-29 Oct : Dessau
• 29-31 Oct : Wittenberg
• 31 Oct-3 November : Halle an der Saale
• 3-5 Nov : Leipzig
• 5-8 Nov : Prague, with Deutsche Bahn’s IC Bus service from Leipzig
• 8-16 Nov : Berlin
• 16 Nov : Frankfurt
• 17 Nov : departure from Frankfurt.
More on the consecutive streak …
IMG- and Sachsen-Anhalt-Tourismus provided support with assistance from the cities of Eisleben, Mansfeld, Dessau, Wittenberg, and Halle (Saale). I made all of the photographs shown above with the Canon 6D. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at fotoeins.com as http://wp.me/p1BIdT-8R4.