German Motherhouses Pilgrimage

Kaiserswerth, Germany

Oct 4 - 12, 2021
Group size: 10 - 25
German Motherhouses Pilgrimage
Kaiserswerth, Germany

Oct 4 - 12, 2021
Group size: 10 - 25

About this trip

Join me on this pilgrimage Journey to the Kaiserwerth Motherhouses in Germany!  We will explore our diaconal heritage as we visit diaconal and Luther sites.  Scroll and Click on the pictures under itinerary to see the full schedule of activities.  I hope you will join us for this experience.

Arranged by Locals

This trip is coordinated by Deaconess Brenda Bauer; in conjunction with the Lutheran Diaconal Association.   Since this tour is arranged in close partnership with local experts in Germany, prices are in Euro. You can make payments easily online on this website, and the payment will be converted into USD at the time of your payment. 

A health insurance is included. If you like to purchase more insurance, we recommend using RoamRight.

What’s included

  • 8 overnights
    ... in hotels or guesthouses of the motherhouses
  • Breakfast and Dinners
  • Motor coach travel
    Travel in a de-luxe motor coach with a professional German driver
  • Expert Tour Director
    Tour will be guided by Mr Jan Klevinghaus, a Lutheran expert who grew up at Kaiserswerth
  • Program
    ... includes visiting numerous deacon/ess centers, Luther and German sites, sightseeing, and a day Rhine Cruise.
  • Health Insurance
    German Health Insurance, covering all medical costs, hospital stay, home transport, and a multilingual helpline (Only citizen from USA and Canada. Pls ask for others)
  • Personal expenses
  • Airline and Flights
    This trip starts in Frankfurt, Germany. We will help you book your flight to Germany, if you need assistance.

Available Packages

Double Room (1 bed, 2 persons)
Available until August 31, 202118 left

Full travel experience, with overnight in a room with one (king size) bed for two persons 

Deposit: €500
Twin Room (2 beds, 2 persons)
Available until August 31, 202116 left

Full travel experience, with overnight in a room with two beds for two persons

Deposit: €500
Single Room
Available until August 31, 202117 left

Full travel experience, with overnight in a room with one bed for one person

Deposit: €500


To Neuendettelsau
Monday, October 4, 2021

Our group meets in Germany at Frankfurt Airport [*] You will greeted by our German expert tour director. After being welcomed, we will board a waiting de-luxe motor coach and make our way to Neuendettelsau. 

Founded in 1854,  Neuendettelsau is the first deaconess institution in Bavaria. On our tour we see the church “St. Laurentius”, visit the oldest parament workshop in Germany, and will have an introduction into the traditional preparation of hosts like in the time of the founder Wilhelm Löhe. We see the workshops and will of course have enough time to shop. You will have the opportunity to purchase products of the handicapped people working and living here. 

We enjoy our Welcome Dinner and fellowship after a long day of travel. Overnight is in the DiaLog Hotel which is a part of the Neuendettelsau ministry.

  [*] Tour participants make their own flight arrangements. We can help with booking your flight as well as pre-arrangements in Frankfurt in case you arrive early. A meeting point and time will be announced. 

Your Organizer

Lutheran Diaconal Association / Brenda Bauer
The LDA is a Lutheran organization forming and preparing people to become Deaconesses or Deacons through a process of Education and Formation. LDA students study theology, practice hands-on ministry, grow in their own spirituality, and become members of a lifelong community of other Deaconesses or Deacons. This pilgrimage to Germany is arranged by Deaconess Brenda Bauer, RN-FCN, AIM. She serves as the Parish Nurse and Health Coordinator at Olivet Lutheran, Fargo ND