Martin Luther anniversary

Record numbers visited Luther-towns in 2016

A year before the anniversary of Martin Luther publishing his 95 theses, towns and places related to the life of the iconic Reformer have already attracted record numbers of visitors.

January 05, 2017
Luther’s birth place in Eisleben.
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Towns and cities in Germany linked to the religious Reformator Martin Luther have already seen a great surge in tourists in 2016, as the 500 year anniversary of Luther publishing his 95 theses is coming up this year. Eisleben and Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt in particular are among the towns that are greatly profiting from the Luther-hype and speak of record numbers of tourists attracted during the last year.

The German state has set up a large programme for 2017 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 theses with exhibitions, readings and events. The act of Luther nailing his theses on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. (LEW)

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