After going to bed fairly early, we also woke up pretty early in Berlin, checked out of our hotel, and walked down the street to pick up our rental car.With my dads driving skills and my navigating genius, we somehow managed to make it to Wittenberg in pretty good time. It was a nice drive, as vast fields of this yellow flower were in bloom all over.
Once in Wittenberg, we checked into to our Best Western, which was in a great location, only 50 feet from Luther’s house. It also had free wireless Internet, so I got to Skype with Sarah! Wittenberg was where Luther lived for most of his life, and where the Reformation started, so there was plenty to see. We started out at Luther’s Oak, the site where he burned the Papal edict which excommunicated him.
One of the neat things about the Luther house is that almost immediately after his death it became a museum, and during his travels through Europe, Russian tsar Peter the Great came through the Luther living room and scratched his name on the door.
We then headed up to the Castle Church, the other big church in town.
This is where Luther nailed his 95 Theses. The original doors were lost in a fire, but they were replaced with metal doors engraved with the Theses.
Believe me, I have lots of other pictures (just ask Sarah) but these were the highlights for the day. We had a good, but mosquito infested dinner and then headed to bed early, ready to drive on again in the morning.