- Torgau, the political centre of Reformation, awaits you with different sites related to the Reformation: Schloss Hartenfels Castle as residence of the electors, with the famous stair tower “Wendelstein” and the first Protestant new church building consecrated by Luther, the last residence of Katharina von Bora, the church Marienkirche with Katharina von Bora epitaph, and the altarpiece by Lucas Cranach the Elder, as well as beautiful Renaissance houses.
Tip: A hearty meal at the restaurant “Herr Käthe”.
- Leipzig was the site of the Debate that took place in 1519 between Luther and Johannes Eck: themed guided city tour/walk with a tour of the churches Thomaskirche and Nikolaikirche, municipal museum, Bach Museum.
Tips: After Wittenberg, Zwickau was the second town to implement the Reformation. Visit the places where Luther preached and where Thomas Müntzer worked. The trail of Reformation in Saxony can be explored actively along the cycle route Elberadweg: in Pirna, Dresden, Meißen, and Torgau.