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Follow the "Sky Path" tourist route in Muhlenberg's hometown of Halle (Saale) to see archaeologically significant sights and visit museums with fascinating insights into prehistory.

An Unbreakable Bond: America and LutherCountry

Henry Melchior Muhlenberg was a German Lutheran pastor who was sent by the Francke Foundations to North America in the mid-1700s as a missionary. As the "Father of the North American Lutheran Church", he founded the German-speaking Lutheran communities in the former North American Colonies. When he first arrived in Pennsylvania, Lutherans were mainly found in a few dispersed communities that were home to visible signs of disharmony and dispute. Muhlenberg not only successfully brought harmony to these communities, but also helped them to develop and grow.

Travel back to Muhlenberg's roots and visit cities closely connected to him and the Reformation. Start in his home town of Einbeck, where you can visit the church where he was baptized and enjoy a refreshing glass of Einbeck beer, which coincidentally was also Martin Luther's favorite beer. After that, spend some time at the Francke Foundations in Halle (Saale) for an exclusive tour and lecture on Muhlenberg's life and work.

For a complete tour suggestion, please take a look at our "Adventures in LutherCountry" brochure!