Routes to Luther
Martin Luther and the Reformation can be encountered in many places throughout Germany. The central German cities with the most important Luther sites have been gathered together in ‘Routes to Luther’, an association for cultural tourism. Eisenach, Erfurt, Smalcald, Torgau, and the two official ‘Luther Cities’, Eisleben and Wittenberg, are the places where the Protestant reformer’s life and ministry can be discovered among authentic historical sites.
Personal approach towards the Reformer
Our guests thus follow in the footsteps of Luther and get to know not only him, his historical era, and the Reformation, but also central Germany’s impressive cultural landscape. The ‘Routes to Luther’ lead travellers to the houses in Eisleben where Luther was born and died, to the Augustinian monastery in Erfurt, to Luther’s home in Wittenberg, to the Wartburg Castle (near Eisenach), to the Hartenfels Castle in Torgau, and to the Wilhelmsburg Castle in Smalcald. Exhibitions, workshops, concerts, and festivals offer opportunities to learn more about the Reformation at all of these locations. Visitors are enabled to discover Luther for themselves – as tourists or in the sense of a more substantial connection with the Protestant reformer.