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Luther's place

Zeitz
SEAT OF THE "LUTHERIDEN"

Seat of the "Lutheriden"

Zeitz

Zeitz first came to the fore of the history of the Protestant Reformation in 1542. In that year, Nicolaus von Amsdorf was installed as Evangelical bishop not only of Naumburg, but of Zeitz as well. The occasion brought no less a figure than Martin Luther to town. While in Zeitz, he would invest Amsdorf and preach to the townsfolk. The city would go on to serve as Amsdorf’s residence from then on.

In August of 1544, Luther returned to Zeitz for ten days to discuss the difficulties facing him in his episcopal office. Even today, residents continue to be proud of the "Zeitzer Luther lineage". In 1610, John Ernest, one of Martin Luther’s grandchildren, married Martha Blumstengel, the daughter of Zeitz’s then mayor. After the German reunification, the "Lutheriden" – a society made up of Luther descendants – moved their headquarters from Hamburg to Zeitz. In 1882, an original copy of the 95 Theses, dating from 1517, was discovered in the sacristy of St. Michael’s church. A reproduction of this absolute rarity is currently on display at the St. Michael’s church library.

Experience Zeitz

More than 1,000 years of history have left their mark on Zeitz. Buildings from every period in the city’s history are fascinating witnesses to the past, making the city a rewarding destination for a short trip or city holiday for cultural enthusiasts.

For many centuries, the city of Zeitz served as a residence to Catholic bishop. During that time, the Church of St. Michael, the St. Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Benedictine Monastery Posa, as well as the Franciscan Monastery we all constructed. Moritzburg Castle, the former seat of power of the Dukes of Saxe-Zeitz, houses the Museum of Zeitz. A complex system of vaults and passageways – which stems from fifteenth- and sixteenth-centuries and was constructed mainly to store beer barrels – can be found underneath the historical city centre. Today, visitors can explore "subterranean Zeitz" via guided tour.

 

Tourist information Zeitz

Altmarkt 16
06712 Zeitz

Phone: +49 (0)3441 83291 oder +49 (0)3441 83292
Fax: +49 (0)3441 83331
Mail: tourismus@stadt-zeitz.de

To read on

www.zeitz.de
www.lutheriden.de
www.kloster-posa.de
www.unterirdisches-zeitz.de
www.kath-zeitz.de

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Kirche
Sonstiges
Museum

What to see in Zeitz

 

Stunning history

MUSEUM ZEITZ

Zeitz Museum is located in the former residence of the Dukes of Saxe-Zeitz at Moritzburg Castle along the Elster River. It was first furnished in 1932. History and stories of the city and the castle and changing exhibitions offer something for museum visitors of all ages – children, teenagers and adults. It’s a wonderful place to visit as a family..Die Angebote für verschiedene Altersgruppen richten sich an Schulklassen, auch zur Ergänzung des Unterrichts, an Horte und Kindertagesstätten aber auch an Erwachsene oder Familien. All events require advance reservation and take place Monday through Thursday from 8.00 to 17.00.

contact information

Schloß Moritzburg
Schloßstraße 6
06712 Zeitz

Phone: +49 (0)3441 212546
Mail: moritzburg@stadt-zeitz.de
Web: www.zeitz.de

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[Translate to Englisch:] Schloss Moritzburg Zeitz

Perambulators – Permanent Exhibition

The Deutsche Kinderwagenmuseum (German Baby Carriage Museum), located inside Schloss Moritzburg Zeitz, is unique in Europe, with its collection of more than 600 baby carriages, including some for sport or for dolls. The newly redesigned exhibition tells the story of Zeitz’ baby-carriage industry from its beginnings in the 1840s to 1946. Over the course of the 19th century, the city of Zeitz became a centre for baby-carriage manufacturing in Germany.

Permanent Exhibition Heavenly Aspiration - Earthly Life. Zeitz under the crosier

The exhibition highlights the time from the first mention of the city in 967 to the end of the diocese of Naumburg-Zeitz in 1564. In addition to the episcopal residence, the development of the city of Zeitz and its citizens is also considered. The final content is formed by the last two bishops of Naumburg-Zeitz, Nicolaus von Amsdorf and Julius von Pflug.

Permanent exhibition Dukes' time - Baroque residential culture in Zeitz

In 1652, Elector Johann Georg I of Saxony laid down in his will the division of the land among his four sons. The duchies of Saxony-Merseburg, Saxony-Weissenfels and Saxony-Zeitz were created. Moritz, the youngest son, took over in 1653 the administration of the monastery Naumburg-Zeitz.

Permanent exhibition of furniture and arts and crafts from the Renaissance to the 19th century

The collection of historic furniture is one of the most extensive of its kind in Saxony-Anhalt. The oldest pieces were already collected by the History and Antiquities Society for Zeitz and the surrounding area.

Permanent Exhibition Printing Art

The permanent exhibition informs about the artistic work of Johannes Lebek and the various graphic printing techniques.

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Am Alten Theater 6
39104 Magdeburg

Phone: +49 391/568 99 80
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