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.

Although Martin Luther never visited Mühlhausen, the town played an important role for him and the Reformation as the centre of the radical reform movement led by Thomas Müntzer.

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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.

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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.

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Martin Luther and his companion Kaspar Sturm stopped in Oppenheim, a small winemaking town in Rheinhessen , on their way to and from the Diet of Worms in 1521.

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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.

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The romantic medieval town of Schmalkalden in Thuringia has a important place in 16th century European history. In 1531 Protestant princes and representatives of free imperial cities met here to join forces against the Catholic emperor, Charles V.

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Sonneberg, the historical toy town in the Thuringian Forest nature reserve, is ideal for walking and cycling in glorious unspoilt surroundings. Follow in Luther's footsteps through the Thuringian Forest and discover the legend of the Luther House in Sonneberg!

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Speyer is a UNESCO World Heritage town thanks to its cathedral, the largest surviving Romanesque church in Europe. But it is also regarded as the birthplace of the Protestant faith because of the Protestation at Speyer of 1529.

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