The former court capital of Altenburg, first mentioned by Emperor Otto in 976, looks back on a history of more than 1030 years. The city was the domain of the helmsman of the Reformation, Georg Spalatin.
Augsburg is one of Germany's oldest cities. Its heydays were the time of the Reformation and the Renaissance period. Thoughts that were elaborated and Imperial Diet decisions that were taken here continue to have cultural and historical significance until today, beyond the religious context.
Next to the residences of the dukes of Saxony-Coburg, medieval town houses and impressive buildings bear witness to the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Luther stayed in Coburg for six month and composed numerous treatises.
The Reformer Martin Luther was born in Eisleben on November 10th, 1483, and he also died there. Although the family only lived there for some time, Luther's life has many connections to the fate of the city.