This was the Year of the Reformation
In 2017, Reformation Day on 31 October was celebrated for the first and only time in Germany as a national public holiday. Many visitors from all over the world experienced impressive sights, found new religious impulses and discovered the effects of the upheaval caused by the Reformation with a series of exhibitions, concerts and congresses. The anniversary of the Reformation caused a run on Luther’s places. In Wittenberg, Eisleben and Mansfeld visitor numbers to some museums more than doubled in 2017 in comparison to the preceding year. Interest from abroad was particularly great. Visitors came for example from the USA, Scandinavia and South Korea.
Highlights in 2018
2017 was the year of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the culmination of the Luther Decade. There were numerous events, such as exhibitions or concerts, which dealt extensively with the subject of the Reformation and everything to do with it. Naturally, Martin Luther's Theses were only the impetus that triggered a century-long development. There will, therefore, be a great number of anniversaries to celebrate in the years to come. And where better to do that than in Saxony-Anhalt, the Cradle of the Reformation?
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