Pirna, not far from Dresden , is the birthplace of the indulgence preacher and inquisitor Johann Tetzel. Tetzel's actions caused Luther to nail his 95 theses to the door of the castle church and is thus considered a key figure in Reformation.
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.