Places associated with Luther

Martin Luther and the Reformation changed Germany – and their impact can still be felt today in the locations where the events of the time played out. Come with us on a journey of discovery.

Between 1545 and 1546 Martin Luther preached on several occasions in Halle, a former ducal town with a rich and colourful history. Luther's main adversary, Cardinal Albrecht, also lived in the city in today's Saxony-Anhalt region.

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Even back in Luther's day, student life shaped Heidelberg, Germany's oldest university town. Here, in the rooms of the university, the great Reformer presented his beliefs to the Augustinian Order in 1518, shortly after nailing his theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg.

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Jena in Thuringia was one of the places where the Luther Bible was printed, so the city played an instrumental role in spreading Luther's teachings.

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Leipzig has seen many great minds come and go through the centuries: revolutionary thinkers and intellectuals from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe to Martin Luther have left their indelible mark here.

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Lutherstadt Eisleben is one of the oldest towns in the region between the Harz mountains and the river Elbe. Inextricably linked with the life of Martin Luther, the town and its Luther sites have been granted World Heritage status by UNESCO.

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Lutherstadt Wittenberg, a Protestant place of pilgrimage, is regarded as the cradle of the Reformation. It was here that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the castle church on 31 October 1517.

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Magdeburg, the central point on the Romanesque Route and today the state capital of Saxony-Anhalt , was visited by Martin Luther on several occasions. From 1497 to 1498 he studied under the Brethren of the Common Life, a religious community.

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