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Witnesses of Change

Without the Reformation, there would be very few “callings” – because beforehand, people could be “called” only to matters spiritual. Since the salvation of Protestant Christians depended only on God’s grace and not their actions, they were now able to take Christian responsibility in ordinary life. All worldly activities were thus “callings”, because people could feel called to them by God. Thus, many institutions of the old church became redundant. Some were able to adapt to the new situation, of others only traces made of stone remain.

Sights

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Church / Monastery, Cultural and Event Location

Oybin Castle and Monastery

02797 Oybin

The ruins of the castle and the monastery on the Mount Oybin already attracted the famous painters of the Romantic period.

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Buch Monastery

04703 Leisnig

Major parts of the former Buch Monastery survived as a farm and the monastic period has now been recreated.

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Nimbschen Convent

04668 Grimma

The famous Nun’s Escape from the Marienthron convent included Katharina von Bora who later married Martin Luther.

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Wechselburg Priory

09306 Wechselburg

A former monastery of the Order of St. Augustine, which Martin Luther was a member of, has been resurrected by Benedictine monks.

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Church of St. Henry Pirna

01796 Pirna

The former monastery of the order which Pirna-born John Tetzel was a member of now serves as town museum and Catholic church.

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Monastery Park Altzella

01683 Nossen

During the Romantic period, the remains of the former Altzella Abbey were turned into a landscape garden which has inspired many artists.

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Museum

Kulturhistorisches Museum Franziskanerkloster – Small Zittau Lenten Veil

02763 Zittau

Aside from the Little Zittau Lenten Veil, the museum shows testimonies of the rich history of the city, folklore and art history of Upper Lusatia.

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Schlossbergmuseum - Chemnitz Art Collections

09113 Chemnitz

After a checkered history, Chemnitz’s former Benedictine monastery now serves as a museum and as a parish church.

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