Wednesday, Sept. 21 In Flight
Depart from North America on an overnight flight to Amsterdam.
Thursday, Sept. 22 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arrive at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport this morning. Visit Asperen to learn the Dirk Willems story. Transfer to hotel near Amsterdam.
Friday, Sept. 23 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Spend the full day in Amsterdam. As time allows, your group will decide between the following options for the day. Enjoy a boat ride on Amsterdam’s canals. Visit the Rijksmuseum to see works by renowned artists, including some Mennonites. Take a walking tour of the city to learn of its Mennonite history including the Mennonite Singel Church.
Saturday, Sept. 24 Homestays in Berlikum
Visit the village of Edam, including the Mennonite church and the adjacent cheese shop. Visit Zaanse Schans, a historic village with typical green Zaan Region houses, working windmills, and craftsmen making wooden shoes and cheese. Visit Pingjum and Witmarsum to learn more about the Menno Simons story. Tonight, stay with local families in the little Friesian village of Berlikum.
Sunday, Sept. 25 Münster, Germany
Worship with the Berlikum congregation. After saying farewell to our new friends in Berlikum, travel on to Münster. On a walking tour, hear about the violent uprising of radical Anabaptists during the Münster Rebellion.
Monday, Sept. 26 Kirchheimbolanden, Germany
Visit the famed Köln (Cologne) cathedral. Relax and enjoy the scenery on a Rhine River cruise as we travel from Boppard to Oberwesel. Visit the Weierhof, a semi-communal Mennonite village in the Palatinate, including an introduction to the Weierhof archives.
Tuesday, Sept. 27 Colmar, France
Explore the historic city centre of Colmar on the tourist train. Then drive the famous wine road to the old walled town of Riquewihr, where there will be free time for exploring the quaint town, shopping, and lunch. On a walking tour, remember the sympathetic villagers that hid your Anabaptist forbears at great risk and cost to themselves.
Wednesday, Sept. 28 Eggiwil, Switzerland
Stop at the Herr House of Clocks, where we will enjoy some famous Black Forest cake and time for shopping. The story of your heritage continues on a walking tour of Bern. Transfer to the Emmental for the night.
Thursday, Sept. 29 Eggiwil, Switzerland
Spend the full day in the Emmental region. As time allows, your group will decide between the following options for the day:
- Trachselwald Castle, a fortress once used to imprison radical Anabaptists
- The Sumiswald Reformed church and the Hans Haslibacher farm
- The Langnau Mennonite church and Reformed church
- A cheese factory in Affoltern for lunch
- The Yoder Cave near Schangnau, a secret Anabaptist place of worship
- The Täuferversteck or Anabaptist hiding place in Hinterhutten.
Friday, Sept. 30 Eggiwil, Switzerland
In Lauterbrunnen take the cable car to Grütschalp, train to Mürren, cable car to Schilthorn and down to Stechelberg. This offers a fantastic and much more impressive mountain sight to the Jungfrau, Mönch and Eiger and some free time in Lauterbrunnen. Visit the Reformed Church at Steffisburg to see the Yoder and other family names on a wooden plaque.
Saturday, October 1 Schleitheim, Switzerland
Spend more time in the Emmental. Explore the Yoder Anabaptist cave, where Anabaptists once worshipped in secret. Visit Lucerne for lunch and free time. Take an Anabaptist walking tour in Zürich. Visit the largest waterfall in Europe in Schaffhausen, The Rhine Falls.
Sunday, October 2 Munich, Germany
This morning, take a wagon ride up the mountain to see the Anabaptist marker in the forest at Schleitheim. Visit the Schleitheim Museum, if possible. Transfer to Munich for the night.
Monday, October 3 Salzburg, Austria
Enjoy lunch and free time in Munich’s medieval Marienplatz, and see the impressive Glockenspiel. Spend a sobering but meaningful time at Dachau, a World War II concentration camp. Transfer to Salzburg for the night.
Tuesday, October 4 Salzburg, Austria
Begin your day in Salzburg with a Sound of Music tour. Then make the most of your time in Salzburg with free time for shopping and exploring. Enjoy a VIP dinner at a panorama restaurant overlooking the city, then end the day with an evening Mozart concert.
Wednesday, October 5
Depart for home from Munich with insights and memories that will last for years to come.
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