Augsburg's history dates back over 2,000 years, making it one of Germany's oldest cities. It was the venue for Imperial Diets, witnessing the Religious Peace of Augsburg, the High Peace Festival and the Augsburg Confession – all of which assured it a place in world history.
Altenburg is perhaps best known for its quaint old quarter and as the home of German playing cards, but through Georg Spalatin, one of Luther's main comrades and supporters, it also had an important role in the history of the Reformation.
At the start of the year in 1524, more than 2,000 people flocked to Allstedt to hear Thomas Müntzer preach in the Church of St. John. Today people from all over the world come here to trace the history of this revolutionary church reformer.