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

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.
24/11/2016 - 01/01/2018 - Leipzig

The Reformation influenced nearly every area of life, not only in Germany but in other parts of Europe as well. It has also left lasting marks in art. On the occasion of the Reformation anniversary, the Grassi Museum of Applied Ar ...

08/12/2016 - 23/07/2017 - Leipzig

Without the medium of the leaflet, Martin Luther's reformatory ideas would never have achieved the resonance required to make him one of the most important protagonists of the modern era. In the 16th century the leaflet was a mass ...

01/01/2017 - 31/12/2017 - Leipzig

Exhibition in the Museum der bildenden Künste with works by Lucas Cranach the Elder and his son, Lucas Cranach the Younger, who are among the most important artists of the Reformation period and the German Renaissance.

Lucas Crana ...

01/01/2017 - 27/12/2017 - Dresden

What was only a ruin after World War II rose anew between 1993 and 2005 thanks to donations from all over the world. Today, as in old times, it represents the perfection of church construction according to Luther’s ideals. After i ...

06/01/2017 - 30/12/2017 - Leipzig

With its almost 800-year history, St Thomas Boys Choir is the oldest cultural institution in Leipzig. Famous choirmasters such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Hermann Schein, Johannes Kuhnau and Johann Adam Hiller helped to make ...

16/01/2017 - 31/12/2017 - Lübeck
During the Reformation, which ideas were carried from Wittenberg to Lübeck by Lübeck's merchants, the inner of  Lübeck's Old Town churches drastically changed: After 1530 the pictures and figures have been removed from the walls o ...
26/03/2017 - 27/08/2017 - Bautzen

In Lusatia, the Sorbs have preserved their own culture until today. This Slavic minority profited from Luther’s demand for propagation of the Word of God in the corresponding mother tongue through the development of a proprietary ...

01/04/2017 - 05/11/2017 - Nossen

The introduction of the Reformation and the initially opposing positions of the Ernestines and Albertines forced Saxon nobility to pick a position in the question of faith, often with far-reaching consequences that even lead to wh ...

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