Town Church St. Marien of Torgau

Wintergrüne 1, 04860 Torgau

Tel. : +49 (0) 3421 902671

Fax : +49 (0) 3421 776656


www.evkirchetorgau.de

General

St. Marien, during the 16th cent. court church of the Ernestine, is resting place of Katharina Luther, née von Bora. Her tombstone and the plaque "The 14 Wholy Helpers" by Lukas Cranach d. A. from 1505 are worth seeing. 

Accessibility

Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:

  • Access for wheelchair users via door of 93 cm and inside ramp (21% gradient, 2m length), an assistance is required
  • The WC for wheelchair users is in the opposite parish house

  • Induction loop

Reformation

Torgau’s proximity to Wittenberg benefited the emergence of Reformation thought in the town. In 1522 the population welcomed the Reformation and Luther preached in the city. In all, he visited Torgau more than 40 times. However, the the painting of “The Fourteen Holy Helpers” by Lucas Cranach the Elder in St Mary’s Church is pre-Reformation. In 1552, Luther’s widow Katharina died in a house in the center of Torgau. This, her last residence, now houses the Katharina Luther Museum. She is buried in St Mary’s Church, where her epitaph can also be seen.

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Accessibility Information

Access to the facility / moving inside the facility

Ramps with > 6% ascent are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 70 cm
    Entrance with max. one step or ramp


Additional aids / Offers

  • Aids / Offers for persons with learning and mental disabilities