On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. This single act was responsible for a worldwide movement whose legacy is still felt today. It was an event that changed the world—the Reformation did not only affect theology and the church but also had an impact on culture, science, business, politics, language and education.
Through 2017, Germany is paying tribute to one of its most influential sons, Martin Luther, with an entire decade devoted to the rebel and church reformer
This great anniversary is being celebrated with exhibitions, festivals and concerts across the country.
Take the 500th anniversary of the Reformation as an occasion to travel with your group to Germany and follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther on a fascinating journey to the age of the Reformation.
The Heartland of Luther’s Legacy
More than 30 sites all over Germany allow you to discover Luther’s legacy. There are four prominent Luther cities in Germany: Eisleben, Wittenberg, Eisenach and Erfurt. Luther was born in Eisleben in 1483 and died there in 1546. But he spent the greater part of his life in Wittenberg, where he taught and practiced his beliefs for 35 years.
At Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Luther translated the New Testament into the German language, in 10 weeks time. Erfurt was of importance for Luther’s life, since he studied there and also became a monk.
Download the “Luther 2017” eBrochure and find eight inspiring routes and ideas at www.germany.travel/ebrochures.
Travel to Germany is Easy
Located in the heart of Europe, Germany is easy to reach. Every week, there are almost 500 nonstop flights from the U.S. to Germany. The excellent infrastructure, from high-speed trains to rental cars, buses and domestic flights, makes traveling the country simple and efficient.
When it comes to hospitality, Germany offers services for everyone. Germany has boasted one of the lowest average hotel rates in Europe for many years. Now, the record-low euro-to-dollar exchange rate makes Germany an irresistible value for your group.
For more information on Germany, visit www.germany.travel.
LUTHER 2017 EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
June 10-12, 2016 Lutherstadt Wittenberg Luther’s Wedding Festival www.wittenberg.de
November 12-13, 2016 Eisleben Festival celebrating Luther’s birthday with large medieval market www.lutherstaedte-eisleben-mansfeld.de
CHURCH EVENTS May 20-September 10, 2017 Lutherstadt Wittenberg World Reformation Exhibition www.r2017.org
May 24-28, 2017 Berlin and Lutherstadt Wittenberg 26th German Protestant Church Festival www.kirchentag.de
April 12-November 5, 2017 Berlin The Luther Effect. 500 Years Since the Reformation www.dhm.de
April 13-July 2, 2017 Lutherstadt Wittenberg Luther! 95 People – 95 Treasures www.martinluther.de
May 4-November 5, 2017 Eisenach/Wartburg Luther and the Germans www.wartburg.de
For more information on Luther events and exhibitions, visit www.germany.travel/luther.