Katharina von Bora, Luther's future wife, lived at the Nimbschen convent. In the towns of Rochlitz, Mittweida and Kriebstein,
Elisabeth von Rochlitz was active and introduced the Reformation to her lands in an energetic way.
The "Luther Trail in Saxony" is linked with Saxon-Anhalt via Bad Düben through a network of roads and to the Luther Trail in Thuringia via the Borna-Gnandstein-Altenburg triangle.
Along the way, you can discover how the changes of the Reformation influenced the building styles and the décor of Lutheran churches. Through Luther, the word "gastfrei" (engl. hospitable) became part of the German language. His advice to his students: "hospitality is wherever a church is."
The Luther Trail promotes introspection and encourages you to unwind, to find time for reflection and prayer in Martin Luther and his companions' tracks.
The "Luther Trail in Saxony" was built over the course of three years. In the future, it will span around 550 km through the beautiful and diverse landscape of Saxony's castles and moorlands, past churches, castles, fortresses and monasteries, through vast moors, forests and along rivers, in the middle of the heartland of the Reformation.