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All LutherCountry Events

Luther 1517: 360° Panorama by Yadegar Asisi

Oct 22 2016 - Oct 31 2021

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

The 360° panorama is dedicated to the events that took place 500 years ago, in the very city where Martin Luther started the Reformation. The scenes of the panorama bring Lutherstadt Wittenberg to life. Visitors can look for some of the most famous inhabitants during the Reformation, the Great Reformer himself and other important Reformation Heroes in the scenes of this important LutherCity.

For further information, please click here.

The Luther Effect: Protestantism – 500 Years in the world

Apr 12 2017 - Nov 05 2017

DHM/ Berlin

For the first time an exhibition will illustrate the global diversity and effective history of Protestantism, but also its potential for engendering conflict between different cultures.
The exhibition "The Luther Effect" tells a global story of effect and counter-effect that begins around 1500 and continues on into the present. 
Furthermore, the exhibition is accompanied by cultural and educational events and great programmes.

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Special Exhibition “HERETIC, SCHISMATIC, TEACHER OF THE FAITH – THE CATHOLIC IMAGE OF LUTHER“

Apr 13 2017 - Nov 05 2017

Luther House Eisenach

Luther House Eisenach will show how the Catholic image of Luther changed during the last 500 years, in the special exhibition “Heretic, Schismatic, Teacher of the Faith”. The innovatively designed exhibition will navigate the strife-riddled history between 1517 and 2017, and explain why Catholics are now able to view Luther as a major figure in church history and even a “teacher of the faith” rather than a “heretic” and a “schismatic”. 

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SPECIAL EXHIBITION “BACH AND LUTHER”

Apr 28 2017 - Nov 05 2017

Bach House Eisenach

The exhibition will focus on the works of Martin Luther and Johann Sebastian Bach, demonstrating the connection between Luther and Bach, apart from the religious sentiments, in the very city where Bach was born and Luther lived during his schooldays.

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SPECIAL EXHIBITION “SPALATIN – HELMSMAN OF THE REFORMATION”

May 03 2017 - Nov 26 2017

Royal Palace Altenburg

“Hadn’t it been for me, Luthero and his doctrine would have never made it this far.” What a claim! Who would talk about himself like this? Georg Spalatin, the theologian, royal teacher, secret secretary, and historiographer, who was first and foremost Martin Luther’s close friend and guardian. The city of Altenburg and the Lutheran parish have organized a unique exhibition to pay tribute to the life and work of the reformer for the first time.

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National Special Exhibition: Luther and the Germans

May 04 2017 - Nov 05 2017

Wartburg Castle Eisenach

With more than 350,000 visitors annually, the Wartburg Castle is by far the most-visited Luther site in the world. This exhibition aims to define the meaning of "German", revealing the societal norms of the Holy Roman Empire at the beginning of the 16th century, as well as the significant role Wartburg Castle played for both the Germans and Luther. The exhibition consists of seven sections that allow guests to reassess the image of Luther in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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National Special Exhibition: Luther! 95 Treasures - 95 People

May 13 2017 - Nov 05 2017

Augusteum / Lutherhaus in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

This two-part exhibition will closely examine Luther's impact on the world and the history of the Lutheran Church. The first part of the exhibition is devoted to the physical traces Luther left on this earth and features "95 treasures" on loan from collections around the world. Planned exhibits include Martin Luther's private bible and a widely unknown Cranach portrait of Luther as "Squire George". The second part highlights "95 people" whose lives have been touched by the Great Reformer, with personalities ranging from Lucas Cranach and Johann Sebastian Bach to the great Martin Luther King, Jr.

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SPECIAL EXHIBITION: JULIUS PFLUG AND THE REFORMATION

Jun 05 2017 - Nov 01 2017

Zeitz

Julius Pflug was a counselor and diplomat, appointed by Emperor Charles V and the Roman Curia to conduct the negotiations with the Protestants. This earned him a central role in the crucial developments of the Reformation era. The exhibition is intended to show Pflug’s role as a mediator in the turbulent times of the Reformation, while conveying his great significance for ecumenical dialog of the present. Exceptional objects from numerous European collections are on display at different sites all over Zeitz, such as the Moritzburg Palace Museum, the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, the Collegiate Chapter Library in the gatehouse and St. Michael’s Church.

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SPECIAL EXHIBITION “AGAINST EMPEROR AND POPE – MAGDEBURG AND THE REFORMATION“

Sep 01 2017 - Jan 28 2018

Magdeburg

Magdeburg’s conversion to the Protestant faith was one of Luther’s greatest victories. The special exhibition shows the dispute between the city’s preachers and imperial representatives over faith, power and justice.

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Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival

Oct 22 2017 - Oct 31 2017

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

The Wittenberg Renaissance Music Festival takes place every year in the week before Reformation Day. It celebrates Lutherstadt Wittenberg as the cradle of the Reformation and of the evangelical church music. It also portrays the artistic, culinary and musical aspects of the Renaissance. In the context of the diversified program, renowned local and international artists will be awaited for the festival in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. Concerts, dancing courses, various workshops, a colorful festival and the infamous Renaissance ball will contribute to a unique experience.

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Reformation Festival

Oct 31 2017

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Lutherstadt Wittenberg stages a major Reformation Day festival, starting with a 10 a.m. service in the city's two main churches, the Castle Church, where Luther nailed up the 95 Theses on October 31, 1517, and the St. Mary's Town Church, where Luther preached and was married. Confirmation candidates from around the world are invited to confirm their faith at moving services in these historical churches, known for the quality of their music and singing.

Afterwards, the cobblestone streets of the city come alive with a parade and street theater, with concerts and exhibitions in the ancient buildings.

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St. Martin's Festival

Nov 10 2017 - Nov 11 2017

All over Germany

If there is one day a year that is enjoyed by families right across LutherCountry, it has to be November 11th. This is Saint Martin's Day, when families in the federal state of Thuringia in Germany celebrate two "Martins": Saint Martin of Tours and Martin Luther.

Both played very important roles in the history of LutherCity Erfurt, with Saint Martin of Tours being the city's patron saint and Martin Luther having been baptized there. In commemoration, local citizens will therefore celebrate St. Martin's Day on November 10th with a big festival featuring old traditions, music and delicious pastries.

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Luther's Birthday

Nov 11 2017 - Nov 12 2017

Lutherstadt Eisleben

Lutherstadt Eisleben will be crowded with medieval dressed people such as craftsmen and jugglers. Come and celebrate Luther's Birthday with us. A medieval spectacle with traditional medieval food and a parade will be held on this day. In the evening a big fire show will entertain the visitors. In many bars in the city center of Eisleben you can taste different types of beer, which was one of Luther's favorite drinks.

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Christmas Market in Magdeburg

Nov 27 2017 - Dec 30 2017

Magdeburg

The Christmas market in Magdeburg offers its visitors an especially exciting blend of romantic scenery, fabulous winter fun, medieval ambience, and festive evening celebrations. This popular historic Christmas market is a fairytale world come to life, complete with an ice rink and copious amounts of Magdeburg’s delicious mulled wine!

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Christmas Market in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

In the market square, a statue of Luther looks out across the Christmas market, with its stalls decorated with pine boughs, lights and Christmas ornaments. In the air is the scent of mulled wine and roasted almonds. Across the square is St. Mary’s Church, where Luther preached.

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Christmas Markets in LutherCountry

Nov 28 2017 - Dec 23 2017

Throughout LutherCountry

Every year from late November to December, LutherCountry transforms into a Winter Wonderland with various Christmas markets. Traditional food and drinks, local crafts, music and entertainment make it possible to celebrate Christmas the way Martin Luther did 500 years ago!

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Christmas Market in Erfurt

Nov 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017

Erfurt

Although Erfurt's Christmas Market spreads throughout the old town, the focus is on the vast Cathedral Square. The 200 market booths sell everything from Thuringian bratwurst (Germany's favorite grilled sausage) and Christmas cookies to handmade toys or traditional, handmade Christmas decorations.

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Christmas and Winter Market in Weimar

Nov 28 2017 - Jan 06 2018

Weimar

Local artists display their work every first Advent and offer unique Christmas gifts. One highlight of this Christmas market is the Christmas tree. It was in Weimar in 1815, that the first Christmas tree was publicly displayed in Germany. This custom became widely popular and many towns adopted it. Of course, this tradition can still be seen in Weimar, and every year, a Christmas tree is set up to cheer the visitors. After Christmas Eve the magic isn’t over. Till January the Christmas Market turns into a Winter Market.

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Christmas and Winter Market in Halle (Saale)

Nov 28 2017 - Dec 23 2017

Halle (Saale)

The Christmas market in Halle (Saale) is one you shouldn’t miss! Gaze upon the town’s famous “Advent Candle”, i.e. the illuminated Red Tower of the Market Church. Here, visitors can savor delicious regional dishes from all around Europe. After first indulging in a bit of mulled wine, eggnog or hot chocolate, guests can purchase one of the reindeer collection mugs as a special keepsake.

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PHOTO EXHIBITION “LUTHERCOUNTRY” BY JOERG GLAESCHER

Dec 01 2017 - Mar 01 2017

Francke Foundation Halle (Saale)

Follow the photographer Joerg Glaescher on his journey through LutherCountry and admire his impressive photographs.

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Christmas Market in Quedlinburg

Dec 01 2017 - Dec 21 2017

Quedlinburg

Quedlinburg is home to one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in LutherCountry. The market square, surrounded by half-timbered houses, is the perfect setting for a romantic holiday season. The scent of mulled wine and roasted apples hangs in the air, children enjoy rides on the carrousel, and everybody can get into the holiday spirit.

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Advent in the Courtyards

Dec 02 2017 - Dec 03 2017

Quedlinburg

On three Advent weekends, over twenty of the most beautiful inner courtyards display what is otherwise hidden behind their closed doors. In these intimate, historical settings, rarities and small treasures can be found and enjoyed by all.

For further information, please click here.

Christmas Market at Wartburg Castle

Dec 02 2017 - Dec 03 2017

Wartburg Castle Eisenach

Wartburg Castle is where Martin Luther, the Protestant Reformer, changed history, when he translated the New Testament into German. And this UNESCO World Heritage Site just outside Eisenach is still a massively impressive fortress. At the weekends in Advent, however, a Historic Christmas Market transforms the castle, with artists and street performers, craftsmen and knights. Meet candle makers and barrel makers, rope makers and lantern makers, minstrels and puppeteers.

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Lauscha Christmas Baubles Market

Dec 02 2017 - Dec 03 2017

Lauscha

On two Advent weekends, visitors to the Original Lauscha Christmas Baubles Market can stroll past stands adorned with delicate decorations and watch artisans as they create brilliant works of art at Lauscha's Museum of Glass Art. Lauscha is the village where the first glass Christmas tree ornament was produced about 160 years ago.

For further information, please click here.

Advent in the Courtyards

Dec 09 2017 - Dec 10 2017

Quedlinburg

On three Advent weekends, over twenty of the most beautiful inner courtyards display what is otherwise hidden behind their closed doors. In these intimate, historical settings, rarities and small treasures can be found and enjoyed by all.

For further information, please click here.

Christmas Market at Wartburg Castle

Dec 09 2017 - Dec 10 2017

Wartburg Castle Eisenach

Wartburg Castle is where Martin Luther, the Protestant Reformer, changed history, when he translated the New Testament into German. And this UNESCO World Heritage Site just outside Eisenach is still a massively impressive fortress. At the weekends in Advent, however, a Historic Christmas Market transforms the castle, with artists and street performers, craftsmen and knights. Meet candle makers and barrel makers, rope makers and lantern makers, minstrels and puppeteers.

For further information, please click here.

Lauscha Christmas Baubles Market

Dec 09 2017 - Dec 10 2017

Lauscha

On two Advent weekends, visitors to the Original Lauscha Christmas Baubles Market can stroll past stands adorned with delicate decorations and watch artisans as they create brilliant works of art at Lauscha's Museum of Glass Art. Lauscha is the village where the first glass Christmas tree ornament was produced about 160 years ago.

For further information, please click here.

Advent in the Courtyards

Dec 16 2017 - Dec 17 2017

Quedlinburg

On three Advent weekends, over twenty of the most beautiful inner courtyards display what is otherwise hidden behind their closed doors. In these intimate, historical settings, rarities and small treasures can be found and enjoyed by all.

For further information, please click here.

Christmas Market at Wartburg Castle

Dec 16 2017 - Dec 17 2017

Wartburg Castle Eisenach

Wartburg Castle is where Martin Luther, the Protestant Reformer, changed history, when he translated the New Testament into German. And this UNESCO World Heritage Site just outside Eisenach is still a massively impressive fortress. At the weekends in Advent, however, a Historic Christmas Market transforms the castle, with artists and street performers, craftsmen and knights. Meet candle makers and barrel makers, rope makers and lantern makers, minstrels and puppeteers.

For further information, please click here.

Weimar's Onion Market

Oct 12 2018 - Oct 14 2018

Weimar

Onion cake, onion soup, onion bread, onion salad and the list goes on. The onion is everywhere you look this weekend in Weimar. Every year it attracts more than 300,000 visitors who travel to Weimar to find out just why local residents celebrate this special vegetable. With a little bit of luck you might even meet the onion Queen.

For further information, please click here.