The German National Tourist Office has just published a new Luther e-book brimming with itinerary ideas related to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. The e-book provides information on upcoming Luther events all over Germany in the next two years.
Ahead of the milestone in 2017, tour planners can discover the history of the Reformation on eight routes through Germany. Featuring 36 authentic Luther sites, the routes present different perspectives on the life and legacy of Martin Luther. The paths offer illuminating insights into history and culture, plus opportunities to enjoy Germany’s beautiful scenery and warm hospitality. On the 1,242-mile Luther Trail in Germany, let your group follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther on a fascinating journey to the great age of the Reformation.
Download the new Luther e-book for free at www.germany.travel/luther and get the latest information about events and the eight Luther routes in Germany.
On Oct. 31, 2017 it will be 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses condemning the corrupt practice of indulgences to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Although there is no historical proof of this happening, it was an event that changed the world – and this great anniversary in 2017 will be marked in fitting style, not just in Wittenberg but across the country, as Germany pays tribute to one of its greatest sons.
LutherCountry is a very authentic region right in the heart of Germany, between Frankfurt (Main), Munich and Berlin. It offers enchanting towns with half-timbered houses straight out of a children’s storybook.
Attractions in Eisleben include Martin Luther’s Birthplace and Luther’s Death House. Wittenberg’s Luther House, a former Augustinian monastery in which the Great Reformer lived for more than 35 years, is the world’s largest Reformation museum. At Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, see the room where Luther translated the New Testament into German, making the Word accessible to the common man. Eisenach also is the birthplace of Johann Sebastian Bach, a passionate Lutheran, who was baptized in St. George Church, where Luther sang in the choir as a boy and later preached. In the Bach House concerts featuring antique musical instruments take place every hour on the hour.