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Luther's places

Market square, Lutherstadt Eisleben, Luther, monument, people

Lutherstadt Eisleben

Luther was born and died in Eisleben. Martin Luther was born here on 10 November 1483 as the first of nine children to his parents Hans and Margarete Luder. The world-renowned Reformer also died here in 1546.

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Allstedt

The Reformer Thomas Müntzer was pastor to St. John’s parish church in Allstedt from 1523 to 1524.

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Castle Georgium, Dessau-Roßlau, Castle, Luther Trail, Meadow, Park, Garden Kingdom

Dessau-Rosslau

George III. introduced the Reformation here in 1534 and in doing so officially acknowledged the Lutheran doctrine.

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Handel Monument, Red Tower, Halle Saale, city, tower, market, monument, people

Halle (Saale)

One of Martin Luther's most powerful adversaries lived here: Cardinal Albrecht, Archbishop of Magdeburg.

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City church St. Marien, Kemberg, Lutherweg, church, pilgrimage

Kemberg

Kemberg is justa few kilometres away from Wittenberg. Kemberg joined the Reformation in 1522.

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Mansfeld Lutherstadt

Only the foundations of the first school Luther attended remain. However, every year on the first Saturday after Easter his first day at school is re-enacted and celebrated.

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Magdeburg Cathedral, street, evening mood, holiday street, Elbe, Elbe-Börde-Heide

Magdeburg

When Martin Luther was just thirteen years old, he spent a year living in Magdeburg as a school pupil. He attended school there from 1497 to 1498.

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Luther's place, Naumburg, founder figure, collegiate church, Romanesque street, church, people

Naumburg

Naumburg's 1000-year history is also intertwined with Martin Luther and the Reformation.

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Detail of the Marienkrönungsaltar, Osterwieck, Romanesque street, figure, detail

Osterwieck

The small town in the Harz Foreland played a leading role at the time of the Reformation: The inhabitants acknowledged the doctrine early on.

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City church St. Martini, Stolberg, Harz, Lutherweg, church, pilgrimage

Stolberg (Harz)

The theologian and peasant leader, Thomas Müntzer, was born in the Harz town of Stolberg in 1489.

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Luther's Wittenberg

Luther lived and worked in Wittenberg. No other town is as closely linked to the Reformation as the Lutheran town on the river Elbe. It was here that the Reformation began . The historical Reformation ensemble has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

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St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, Zeitz, Romanesque Street, Romanesque, Dom

Zeitz

In 1542, Zeitz became the focus of the Reformation: Nikolaus von Amsdorf was inaugurated into office.

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Zerbst, church, building

Zerbst

At the time of the Reformation, Zerbst was the largest and most important town in Anhalt.

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Logo Luther was here

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LIVING HISTORY: discover Luther's famous and less
well-known places in SACHSEN-ANHALT

excursionfor young and old explorers

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There is a lot for young and old to discover here

When holidaying with their family in Wittenberg there is a lot for children to discover as well. In Lutherstadt Wittenberg, access to Luther's world is presented in a playful way, thus offering countless great experiences to all visitors, not just to those interested in culture and history. People of all ages can venture out on a journey of exploration together.

 

 

 

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for art and
culture lovers

On a public tour of Wittenberg's historical old town you can discover, either on foot or taking the convenient old town railway, the town's most important sights including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Lutherhaus, Melanchthon's House and the Castle Church and Parish Church.

 

 

 

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excursionLuther and the Bauhaus

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Luther and the Bauhaus

What was the role of the town of Dessau, what connections were there between the Reformation's Prince George III and Luther, who also preached in Dessau, and how did Dessau become the capital of Classic Modernism 400 years later? A guided walking tour of the town and a guided tour of the Bauhaus will give you answers to these questions.

 

 

 

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excursionhiking on the Luther Trail

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Hiking and taking a pilgrimage
on the Luther Trail

The Luther Trail runs from Lutherstadt Wittenberg to the Lutherstadt Eisleben. The 460 kilometre long trail leads pilgims and walkers to the domains of Martin Luther and to more than 20 places which are associated with the Reformation. The small village churches or parish churches along the Luther Trail offer visitors space to reflect and pause for a moment in quiet contemplation.

 

 

 

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ExcursionDiscover the Asisi Panorama

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Change of perspective:
The Asisi Panorama
"Luther 1517"

The 360°-Panorama brings to life and lets you experience Lutherstadt Wittenberg at the time of Martin Luther, Philipp Melanchthon, the Cranachs, Katharina von Bora and Justus Jonas.

 

 

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Events around Luther and the Reformation

THE NEXT HIGHLIGHTS

This was the year of Luther
Review 2017

For the first and only time in 2017, Reformation Day on 31 October was celebrated as a national German holiday. A great number of visitors from across the globe visited impressive sites, experienced new religious impulses and discovered the effects of the emergence of the Reformation in exhibitions, concerts or congresses.

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 Katharina von Bora

Why should the husband
not also serve his wife,
for don't we also obey
our children, when we
fulfill their wishes.
thus, Everything
serves each other.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personalities & Contemporary Witnesses

Read interesting reports and biographies written by Luther's confidantes and adversaries.

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Die Hälfte der Woche ist geschafft. Heute gibt es eine schöne Aufnahme aus der Lutherstadt Wittenberg. So wie die Löwenzahnsamen fliegt auch die Zeit dahin.

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