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Apr 25, 2017

The Kirchentag church festival – the highpoint of the Reformation anniversary year

The 36th Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag, the German Protestant Church Festival, will soon be taking place in Berlin and Wittenberg. Don't miss your chance to be there.

From 24 to 28 May 2017, under the banner 'You see me', you are encouraged to open your eyes to your fellow man and look more deeply into everyday life. And what better time to do so than in the year that the Reformation has its 500th anniversary! In 2017, you'll be experiencing the Kirchentag with around 100,000 participants in Berlin and the grand finale held in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. The celebratory church service on 28 May in Wittenberg is set to be an unmissable event where you'll discover an incredible sense of community and belonging.

Everyone is welcome

The Kirchentag is not just for Protestants, of course. People of all faiths and nationalities are very much welcome to attend and to play their part, and wherever possible the festival programme has been made barrier-free. Take the opportunity to discuss topics like peace, tolerance and diversity with your fellow man. Or simply enjoy the extensive and varied programme of events, which features a street festival as well as a number of concerts featuring artists such as the Wise Guys and Omer Klein.

The journey is the true destination

If May is too short notice for you, there are lots of other events going on right across Germany in the Luther anniversary year. You could take a tour following one of the Luther routes, for example, a pilgrimage along the Luther trail, or a trip to one of the major exhibitions on Luther and the Reformation being staged in Berlin, Eisenach and Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

Want to be there at the German Protestant Church Festival? Click here for more information and to buy tickets.