Elegant Elbe – October – 2013 – Wittenberg

Oct. 6 – Day 5 – I just checked on my little group of travel readers, nice to have you back again. I’m typing as fast as I can by the way. I took typing in high school, and I’m very glad that I did. I was a clever boy after all.

Anyway, I know you are out there and thanks for coming along on my journeys with all of us. Why not buy a book also? Anyway, we are now in Wittenberg and just finished breakfast again.

Wittenberg is a town synonymous with the Reformation. In 1517, The Augustinian monk, Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church. That eventually led to the new Christian theology called Protestantism.

We saw the Castle Church, Luther’s Church where he preached, and the Luther House Museum. Lets get back to the ship, it sails at lunch again.

We will arrive in Torgau in the early evening.

This is the city where the Soviet and American troops met for the first time during the war in 1945 before advancing into Germany.

The town is famous for the Hartenfels Castle and the first Protestant Church.