On Sunday (5.11.) the national special exhibitions for the Reformation anniversary in Berlin, Eisenach and Lutherstadt Wittenberg have closed their doors. Altogether, the German Historical Museum, the Wartburg Foundation and the Foundation Luther memorials have been welcoming around 600 000 visitors.
The national special exhibitions were the central contribution of the federal and state governments to the absolute highlights of 2017, the year of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. They were a cultural project of national and international significance with one peculiarity: for the first time the federal government presented its own special exhibition – to properly rise to the occasion of the major event “500 years Reformation”. Each one of the three exhibitions presented the topic Reformation to a wide public with its own substantive focus. Together the three exhibitions offered – under the auspices of the German Federal President – a comprehensive overview of the decisive aspects of the Reformation.