• Mansfeld Castle Mansfeld 
    Mansfeld Castle ©Stadt Mansfeld
  • Eisenach, Wartburg Castle Eisenach 
    Eisenach, Wartburg Castle ©Bildarchiv Monheim GmbH Monheim
  • Oppenheim, St. Katharine's Church Oppenheim 
    Oppenheim, St. Katharine's Church ©DZT (Jeiter, Michael)
  • Giebichenstein Castle near Halle Halle 
    Giebichenstein Castle near Halle ©Sachsen-Anhalt Landesmarketing GmbH
  • Augsburg skyline Augsburg 
    Augsburg skyline ©Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH
  • Zeitz 
    Zeitz
  • Erfurt, fish market, town hall (1870) and Roland statue Erfurt 
    Erfurt, fish market, town hall (1870) and Roland statue ©Stuhler, Werner
  • Bretten, Memorial Hall in Melanchthon's House Bretten 
    Bretten, Memorial Hall in Melanchthon's House ©KulturBüro M. Schödel
  • Allstedt 
    Allstedt
  • Nuremberg, Kaiserburg Castle Nuremberg 
    Nuremberg, Kaiserburg Castle ©Cowin, Andrew (Cowin, Andrew)
  • Dresden, altar in the Church of Our Lady Dresden 
    Dresden, altar in the Church of Our Lady ©DZT (Andreas Antoni)
  • Möhra 
    Möhra
  • Luther statue in the memorial church Speyer 
    Luther statue in the memorial church ©Evang. Landeskirche /Stadt Speyer
  • Wittenberg, Luther memorial Lutherstadt Wittenberg 
    Wittenberg, Luther memorial ©Lutherstadt Wittenberg Marketing GmbH
  • Worms, Luther statue Worms 
    Worms, Luther statue ©Schwarz, Astrid (Schwarz, Astrid)
  • Eisleben, house where Luther was born Lutherstadt Eisleben 
    Eisleben, house where Luther was born ©Eisleben Fremdenverkehrsverein Lutherstadt
Luther 2017

500 years since the Reformation

Luther 2017 – 500 years since the Reformation. A journey of discovery.

One decade to mark half a millennium. In the ten years between 2008 and 2017, exhibitions, festivals and concerts across Germany are celebrating the anniversary of Luther nailing his theses to the door of the Castle Church.

It has been 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Although there is no historical proof of this happening, it was an event that changed the world – and this great anniversary in 2017 will be marked in fitting style, not just in Wittenberg and Eisleben but across the country. Germany is paying tribute to one of its greatest sons with an entire decade devoted to Martin Luther: monk, professor and church reformer.

Follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther throughout Germany and embark on a fascinating journey to the great distant age of the Reformation.

25/04/2015 - 30/04/2017 - Mühlberg/Elbe
The municipal museum of Mühlberg has been undergoing a conversion since 2012 to turn it into a Museum of Reformation History. At the beginning of 2015 it will be re-opening as the “Mühlberg 1547“ Museum.
30/04/2016 - 31/12/2018 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber
From May 2016 to the late 2018 the Medieval Crime Museum is mounting a major exhibition on the history of people's belief in and persecution of witches - from the early days to the end of the great witch hunts.
02/10/2016 - 30/09/2017 - Rothenburg ob der Tauber
The Ansbach chancellor Georg Vogler left the town of Rothenburg an extensive collection of pamphlets from the time of the Reformation when he died in 1550.
31/10/2016 - 20/05/2017
Between 1 November 2016 and 20 May 2017, the European Roadmap will give you the chance to explore approximately 60 locations with links to the Reformation. 
22/11/2016 - 22/12/2016 - Erfurt
Erfurt's Christmas Market is one of loveliest in the whole of Germany and is the largest in the Thuringian region. Erfurt's medieval old town centred on Domplatz (Cathedral Square) is the perfect setting for the special atmosphe ...
12/01/2017 - Lübeck

The reformation affected several areas of life and brought a new type of music with reformatory songs into Lübeck’s worship services.

03/04/2017 - 05/11/2017 - Essen
Exhibition in Ruhr Museum Essen.
12/04/2017 - 05/11/2017 - Berlin
The Deutsches Historisches Museum is presenting the exhibition in the Martin-Gropius-Bau on a area of some 3,000 m² and bringing together outstanding exponents from national and international lenders, many of which have never b ...
13/04/2017 - 02/07/2017 - Wittenberg
At Wittenberg, the original place of the Reformation and the scene of his most important acts, a double exhibition will be presented.
01/05/2017 - 05/11/2017 - Coburg
The Bavarian state exhibition in 2017 looks at the events at the turn of the 16th century.

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