For Martin Luther, Nuremberg was 'the eyes and ears of Germany'. The city on the river Pegnitz was a 'media centre', home to 21 printing houses, which helped to rapidly circulate the messages of the Reformation.
Located in Saale-Unstrut , a region famous for castles and winemaking, the cathedral town of Naumburg looks back on a history of almost a thousand years and has many associations with Martin Luther and the Reformation.
Möhra is a small community with a great history. This idyllic village, which has a population of less than a thousand, is the home of Luther's ancestors. Luther's family can be traced as far back as the 14th century in Möhra.
The Russian poet Boris Pasternak described the university town of Marburg as a medieval fairytale. For Martin Luther it was also a dream: it was the home of Landgrave Philipp the Magnanimous, one of the most important supporters of the Reformation.
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.
The tranquil town of Mansfeld in the southern foothills of the Harz shaped Luther's childhood. Back then, Mansfeld was a centre of copper mining. Today, this small town is a popular place from which to explore local industrial monuments from the early days of mining.