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In the Footprints of the Reformer

31 October is celebrated every year not only in Saxony, but also in the rest of Germany and around the world: Reformation Day marks Martin Luther posting his theses in 1517 and has been a day of commemoration since 1667, when it was announced by John George II, Elector of Saxony. But for Protestant church services, the central point is not the theses but much more Luther’s doctrine of justification of the sinner by faith alone. This realization was the trigger and focal point of the Reformation. And it was a long and often difficult path that the Reformer had to take, leading him to many places as well.

The Via Sacra

The long struggle of the Protestants for religious freedom in Silesia is manifested in the Churches of Peace and Grace. The socalled "Holy Street" leads to unique sacred buildings in Upper Lusatia, whose history is characterized by tolerance and peaceful coexistence.

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Luther trail in Saxony

Along the Luther Trail in Saxony, the places where the reformers acted and the consequences of their activities can be experienced.

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Sights

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Old Superintendenture Torgau

04860 Torgau

In Torgau’s superintendenture, Martin Luther and fellow reformers created the Torgau Articles, providing the basis for the Augsburg confession.

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The Old Guildhall of Leipzig - Leipzig Museum of Local History

04109 Leipzig

The old guildhall Leipzig, one of Germany's most beautiful Renaissance buildings, is the heart of the "Stadtgeschichtliches Museum".

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Restaurant Auerbachs Celler Leipzig

04109 Leipzig

“Every day is a day to lift your glasses, folks.“ Drop by for a pint at the original setting of the master pieces when it comes to literature.

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St. Catherine’s Church Zwickau

08056 Zwickau

During his times at St. Catherine’s Church in Zwickau, Luther’s friend Thomas Müntzer turned into a radical.

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Protestant Church Löbnitz

04509 Löbnitz

The Baroque painted ceiling of the church at Löbnitz also portrays Martin Luther, who once wanted to marry a lady from this village.

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Monastery Church Grimma

04668 Grimma

The monastery church in Grimma is Reformation history turned into stone in the heart of central Germany.

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Museum of Saxon Folk Art and Collection of Puppet Theatres

01097 Dresden

The atmospheric Jägerhof holds masterly and naive folk art from Saxony as well as one of the worlds largest puppet theatre collections.

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St. Nicholas Church Leipzig

04109 Leipzig

Where Martin Luther held a sermon and Johann Sebastian Back premiered his most important works, the foundations of the Peaceful Revolution in East Germany.

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St. Nicholas Church Torgau

04860 Torgau

The courtyard of the town hall hides the remains of the church where the Reformation was introduced to Torgau.

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Paulinum Leipzig

04109 Leipzig

The first Lutheran university church, dedicated in the presence of Martin Luther and dynamited by the Communists, has risen again as a modern reinterpretation.

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Pleissenburg Castle Leipzig

04109 Leipzig

The castle in which the Leipzig Disputation happened, which led to the final schism, was later transformed into the New Town Hall of Leipzig.

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Hartenfels Castle

04860 Torgau

Erected between 1482 and 1623, Hartenfels Castle is one of the most important castles of early Renaissance and former residence of Saxon Electors.

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