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Uniquely Augsburg Travel Experiences

As we celebrate 150 years of Augsburg we hope that you will consider joining us on one of four once in a lifetime trips!

These travel programs are led by Augsburg faculty who add distinction and expertise to every landmark, offering an educational experience you can’t find anywhere else. Each customized tour has a uniquely Augsburg characteristic and quality. Immersing yourself into new cultures with Augsburg parents, friends, and alumni is an experience you will never forget.

If you’d like to be kept in-the-know about upcoming Augsburg Cultural Travel Program opportunities, email Katie Code ’01 at codek@augsburg.edu or call 612-330-1178.

 

Due to COVID-19, this trip has been canceled

Heritage Tour: Historic Cities, the Alps, and the Oberammergau Passion Play.-3 SPOTS REMAIN ON THIS TRIP

Led by Dr. Lori Brandt Hale & Dr. Hans Wiersma

July 15-26, 2020

This tour will focus on Bavaria, Germany, with stops in Nuremberg, Salzberg, and additional nearby locations. The hottest ticket in Europe every ten years is for the centuries-old Oberammergau Passion Play.  We have secured prime seats for this once in a decade experience. Dr. Brandt Hale, a religion professor who specializes in the writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Dr. Wiersma, a Luther and Reformation scholar, their expertise will make this trip and these experiences truly a once in a lifetime, Uniquely Augsburg experience. To read the full brochure follow this link 

Three days in Nuremberg with day trips to Coburg, Bamberg, Flossenburg.

While in Nuremberg explore the medieval center, fortress and old town.  Outside of Nuremberg stops will include Coburg Castle, where Martin Luther lived for a time in protection. Bamberg medieval historic center, a UNESCO Heritage Site, and the concentration camp at Flossenburg where Dietrich Bonhoeffer died.

Saltzburg

Explore historic sites related to Mozart, see monuments from both the Baroque and Renaissance periods, visit St Peters Church, Salzburg Cathedral and the Fortress of Hohensalzburg.

Bavarian Alps

While we travel through this breathtaking landscape out stops will include famous WWII sites like Hitlers Eagles Nest, Berchtesgaden, the Salt Mines. In the Abbey of Ettal and King Ludwigs Linderhof Castle.

Oberammergau

Stay for two nights in Oberammergau to take in the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play. This play has been performed since 1634 and has played every 10 years since then.

Munich/Augsburg

In Munich enjoy a city tour with stops that may include Nymphenburg Palace, Marienplatz, Frauenkirche & the Olympic Stadium.

In Augsburg Germany where our own Augsburg takes its name from Martin Luther’s colleague, Phillip Melanchthon delivered the Augsburg Confession to the diet in 1530. We hope to connect with city leadership to celebrate our connection and enjoy a guided city tour including the Fuggerei, St Annes Church and museum.

 

 

Contact Katie (Koch) Code ’01, Director of Alumni and Constituent Relations, at codek@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1178 if you are interested in learning more about Augsburg’s travel opportunities or to be placed on a list to receive the most up to date information about the trips.