In the Footsteps of Martin Luther

Martin Luther – Reformation in Germany

Martin Luther’s life and history are inexorably tied to countless sites in Germany. Wittenberg, for example, known parenthetically as Lutherstadt (Luther-town), is where he nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church in 1517, beginning the Reformation in Germany. According to Martin Luther, the Reformation was a fight for the gospel and a chance for him to reform the Catholic Church and return Christianity to its roots.But Wittenberg wasn’t the only place where Martin Luther’s life was shaped. Part of Martin Luther’s history included his time spent at the Wartburg Castle near Eisenach, from May 1521 until March 1522, where he translated the New Testament into German.

The Places of Martin Luther’s Life:

Click on any of the cities to examine the places that span Martin Luther’s life and history. You’ll understand more about Martin Luther, the Reformation, and some of the major influences in his life.


Luther Path

 Following in the reformer’s footsteps – the Luther Path is now open!

People can now follow in the footsteps of the reformer Martin Luther in Saxony-Anhalt. The Luther Path is a contribution towards the “Luther 2017 – 500 Years of the Reformation” jubilee.
The path covers 255 miles between the Luther cities of Wittenberg and Eisleben.
It is marked by the signature letter “L” that Martin Luther used. Besides the tourism offerings, the Luther Path also has the potential for increasing religious and spiritual awareness. In the churches and other spots along the way the impact of Luther can be seen, and there are various spiritual sights and events to experience as well.
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