• Erfurt, fish market, town hall (1870) and Roland statue Erfurt 
    Erfurt, fish market, town hall (1870) and Roland statue ©Stuhler, Werner
  • Zeitz 
    Zeitz
  • Oppenheim, St. Katharine's Church Oppenheim 
    Oppenheim, St. Katharine's Church ©DZT (Jeiter, Michael)
  • Allstedt 
    Allstedt
  • Eisleben, house where Luther was born Lutherstadt Eisleben 
    Eisleben, house where Luther was born ©Eisleben Fremdenverkehrsverein Lutherstadt
  • Nuremberg, Kaiserburg Castle Nuremberg 
    Nuremberg, Kaiserburg Castle ©Cowin, Andrew (Cowin, Andrew)
  • Eisenach, Wartburg Castle Eisenach 
    Eisenach, Wartburg Castle ©Bildarchiv Monheim GmbH Monheim
  • Dresden, altar in the Church of Our Lady Dresden 
    Dresden, altar in the Church of Our Lady ©DZT (Andreas Antoni)
  • Wittenberg, Luther memorial Lutherstadt Wittenberg 
    Wittenberg, Luther memorial ©Lutherstadt Wittenberg Marketing GmbH
  • Augsburg skyline Augsburg 
    Augsburg skyline ©Regio Augsburg Tourismus GmbH
  • Luther statue in the memorial church Speyer 
    Luther statue in the memorial church ©Evang. Landeskirche /Stadt Speyer
  • Worms, Luther statue Worms 
    Worms, Luther statue ©Schwarz, Astrid (Schwarz, Astrid)
  • Mansfeld Castle Mansfeld 
    Mansfeld Castle ©Stadt Mansfeld
  • Möhra 
    Möhra
  • Bretten, Memorial Hall in Melanchthon's House Bretten 
    Bretten, Memorial Hall in Melanchthon's House ©KulturBüro M. Schödel
  • Giebichenstein Castle near Halle Halle 
    Giebichenstein Castle near Halle ©Sachsen-Anhalt Landesmarketing GmbH
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.
25/05/2018 - 10/06/2018 - Halle (Saale)

Every year celebrated baroque musicians perform at the Handel Festival in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, the birthplace of George Frideric Handel. ...
08/06/2018 - 10/06/2018 - Wittenberg, Lutherstadt

Fanfares, processions, historical re-enactments: Lutherstadt Wittenberg is never short of ideas when it celebrates the wedding of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora every year in the town where they exchanged vows.  ...
08/06/2018 - 17/06/2018 - Leipzig

With 75,000 visitors and more than 100 events, the Bachfest Leipzig counts among the most important classical music festivals in the world. Performances at authentic Bach sites and the involvement of the Gewandhaus Orchestr ...
26/09/2018 - 06/10/2018 - Dresden

Johann Sebastian Bach once played at the Silbermannorgel of the Frauenkirche; Today, Bach is one of the central points of orientation for the contemporary continuation of the rich music tradition of the church. The large nu ...
05/10/2018 - 14/10/2018 - Dresden

Music festival in honour of the first German composer to achieve world fame according to the motto: “on the beholding of far-away lands”.
Heinrich Schütz has held an influence over successive generations of musicians ...

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