Death of a Reformer: Since the beginning of February 2012, the museum “Luther's Death House” presents itself after thorough renovation with a largely expanded permanent exhibition.
On the Luther Way in Saxony-Anhalt, many a site of the Reformation can be explored on foot. The 410 km long tour leads from Wittenberg to Eisleben and, via Halle (Saale), back to the Luther City on the banks of the Elbe.
The states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia in Central Germany will increase their co-operation for the preparations of the Reformation anniversary in 2017.
The state parliament faction Bündnis 90/Die Grünen took the Luther Decade as an opportunity to start its Summer Tour 2011 in Wittenberg.
The Reformer stayed in Magdeburg several times. From Spring 1497 until Easter 1498, he was a student with the Brothers of Communal Life, a spiritual community that did not require religious vows.
Already in 1522, Martin Luther followed the invitation of the council of Zerbst and preached there in the Augustinian monastery, amongst other locations. Soon, his new ideas fell on fertile ground.
The old merchant city of Osterwieck in the northern foothills of the Harz mountains was a pioneer during the introduction of the Reformation. Timber-framed buildings with the earliest Protestant house inscriptions have been preserved here.
For around 30 years, Halle was the residence of Martin Luther's strongest adversary, Cardinal Abrecht, Archbishop of Magdeburg and Mainz.