Savour the Reformation period
Get to know Torgau as the political centre of the Reformation!
More than 40 of Luther's stops have been documented. The League of Torgau was signed in 1526, and four years later the Articles of Torgau were completed as the foundation for the Creed of Augsburg.
Enjoy the magnificent Renaissance buildings. Spend some time in front of the palace chapel that was consecrated by Luther and is one of the first Protestant church buildings, or visit the grave slab of Luther's wife at St Mary's, the late Gothic hall church. Listen to a short organ concert with Torgau's director of church music. Copy out a verse from the Bible and take us closer to the goal of copying out an entire Bible by hand by 2017. Find out more about Katharina's wedding ring while talking to a goldsmith in Torgau. Indulge in a good meal! Observe Renaissance dancers or the armoured citizen force give a short performance in Torgau. You can truly relish in the era of the Reformation here in Torgau, as illogical as that may sound at first.
Day 1: Arrival and welcome reception at the hotel, tour of the historical old town, substantial dinner, a brief but lively introduction to the Renaissance dances, or a show-fight by Torgau's armoured citizen force (Torgauer Geharnischten Bürgerwehr).
Day 2: Tour of Hartenfels castle, its special exhibit and the Lapidary, a short organ concert at the palace church, the option of exploring the Torgau museum trail story behind the historical buildings (optional), indulge in a great meal (dine like the electors, historical meal at "Herr Käthe" or the brew house festival with entertainment and dancing at the Alte Elbehof).
Day 3: Talk with a goldsmith, who recreated Katharina Luther's wedding ring, copy out a verse from the Bible in Luther's room, visit to the "Roots and Wings" exhibit. The offer includes 2-nights- accommodation/ half board in a *** hotel (1 speciality meal, 1 dinner), a 2-hour city tour, a 2-hour tour of the castle, a 25-minute organ concert, a 45-minute talk about Katharina's wedding ring, a 10-minute performance by two Renaissance dancers or a 30-minute show-bout by two armour-clad knights and one vagabond, a visit to the "Roots and Wings" exhibit, admission fees for the interior tours (parish church, palace church, Katharina Luther's room, exhibition in the castle, the Lapidary and the brew house museum).
Year round, Advance bookings are requested locations:
Markt 1, 04860 Torgau
Tel. +49 (0) 3421 70140