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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.

Services:
Proposed programme
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).


bookable: Year round, Advance bookings are requested

locations:  Torgau
Contact:
Torgau-Informations-Center
Markt 1, 04860 Torgau
Tel. +49 (0) 3421 70140
E-Mail: info@tic-torgau.de
www.tic-torgau.de

The fortress of the Reformation


More than 40 of Luther's stops in the city have been documented. Torgau is not only the last station in Katharina von Bora's life, it is also her first station on her way into a civilian life. 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. Luther consecrated the castle church as the first Protestant building of a church. In cooperation with the State Art Collection Dresden, first-class special exhibits are on display in the rooms of Hartenfels Castle within the scope of the Luther Decade. They will display the correlation between royal power and a new religious conviction pertaining to a variety of facets.

The "Princely Guards" exhibit shows a fascinating prelude to the "Luther and the Electors" special exhibit scheduled for 2015. Hereby, the city of Torgau will open the series of four national special exhibits within the scope of the anniversary of the Reformation, which will continue at the Wartburg, in Wittenberg and in Berlin until 2017.
Proposed programme
Follow in the steps of Martin Luther and his wife, Katharina!
A guided tour through the historical old town with viewings of the interior of St Mary's parish church, lunch perhaps at "Herrn Käthe"
Guided tour of Hartenfels Castle with a visit to the "Princely Guards" special exhibit, the Lapidary and a viewing of the interior of the palace church with organ music, copying a verse from the Bible in the former superintendenture, "In Luther's steps" workshop in the "Roots and Wings" exhibit

Services:
Package includes:
1 guided tour of the castle with a visit to the special exhibit (2 hours)
1 guided tour of Torgau (2 hours)
1 organ concert (approx. 25 minutes)
1 visit to the "Roots and Wings" exhibition incl. a workshop (1.5 hours)
1 lunch
incl. admission fees and church fee


bookable: Year round, Advance bookings are requested

locations:  Torgau
Contact:
Torgau-Informations-Center
Markt 1, 04860 Torgau
Tel. +49 (0) 3421 70140
E-Mail: info@tic-torgau.de
www.tic-torgau.de

A journey through time to the Middle Ages


The city of Zwickau is one of the most significant sites of the Reformation nationwide, and as the southernmost point in Saxony, part of the Central German Luther Trail, which connects the states of Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia and Saxony.
Sixteen stations in Zwickau are signposted, offering you interesting facts about the Reformation when taking a tour on your own or with one of our guides.

Services:
Itinerary:
Day 1: Own arrival at the hotel, free time in the evening.
Day 2: Begin your travels in time with a guided city tour through Zwickau's history from the Middle Ages to the present day (approx. 1.5 hours). Subsequently, you will visit the pastoral houses. They are verifiably considered to the oldest preserved residential complexes in Germany (1264), and have been home to an exceptional group of museums since 2003, focussing on the history of the city and cultural history during the 15th and 16th centuries. They also have alternating exhibits. In the evening and in the same building complex, you will partake in a beer and schnapps seminar at Zwickau's first craft brewery and distillery and enjoy a country-style dinner. Watch as the experienced distiller produces eau de vie de bière in the illicit still and find out many things about the medieval and present day art of brewing from the master brewer as you enjoy a tasting of the spirits in the cellar. The day ends with the undoubtedly most beautiful view of the illuminated steeple of St Mary's cathedral.
Day 3: Departure
The package includes:
Own arrival on Friday, departure on Sunday; 2-nights' double occupancy accommodation in the hotel category of your choice incl. breakfast; guided tour of Zwickau (approx. 90 minutes); admission and tour of the pastoral houses; a beer seminar incl. a tasting of three kinds; a schnapps seminar incl. a tasting of three kinds, one dinner; a city map of Zwickau.
Price: Price per individual starting from 119 Euro, or as a group rate with 10 or more persons for 109 Euro per person.


locations:  Torgau
Contact:
KULTOUR Z. GmbH
Geschäftsbereich Tourismus & Märkte
TOURIST INFORMATION ZWICKAU
Hauptstraße 6 . 08056 Zwickau
Tel. +49 (0) 375 2713240
E-Mail: tourist@kultour-z.de

Martin Luther and Leipzig



Leipzig was already an important city during 16th century Albertine Saxony. Trade, crafts and science thrived here. Martin Luther visited the city on several occasions. The printer, Melchior Lotter, printed more than 160 works of Luther, and supported him in spreading the doctrine of the Reformation far beyond the city's walls. In 1519, the well-known "Leipzig Disputation" took place between Martin Luther and Johannes Eck in the Pleißenburg
Services:
Package includes:
2-nights- accommodation incl. breakfast at a first-class hotel in municipal area of Leipzig. A tour guide for a two-hour guided thematic tour of Leipzig in regards to "Martin Luther and Leipzig", 1 Luther meal (3-course meal not incl. beverages) at the Thüringer Hof Inn, which once belonged to Luther's friend, Dr. Schmiedeberg, around 1515.
Enjoy a visit to the municipal history museum in the Alten Rathaus incl. breakfast, where works of Luther, the Luther Cup and Katharina von Bora's wedding ring are on display.


bookable: Year round, monday museum closed

locations:  Leipzig
Contact:
Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
Augustusplatz 9, 04109 Leipzig
Tel. +49 (0) 341 7104275
E-Mail: info@ltm-leipzig.de
www.leipzig.travel




Services:


locations:  Leipzig
Contact:
Auerbachs Keller Leipzig
Rothenberger Betriebs GmbH
Mädler-Passage / Grimmaische Straße 2-4
04109 Leipzig
Tel: +49(0)341/21610-0
Fax: +49(0)341/21610-11
E-Mail: info@auerbachs-keller-leipzig.de
Web: www.auerbachs-keller-leipzig.de

Poetry ? in the town Paul Gerhardt went to school

Almost 400 years ago, a new, defining chapter in Paul Gerhardt's life began as a student of the "Landes- and Fürstenschule" in Grimma. Raised with almost monastic severity, the school taught Latin and Greek in addition to piety and morality. Poetry was also on the curriculum. It is difficult to believe that a poet, who would later be so famous, received a final grade of "tolerable" on his report card! Nowadays, his hymns are sung in churches around the world. Was he inspired by the scenic natural beauty surrounding his school? See for yourself how beautiful Grimma and the hiking trails in its vicinity can be! Paul Gerhardt's words, "Go seek, my heart, the joys of life!" come to mind instantaneously! You create your own itinerary. You will receive receipt of payment for the services booked from the city once we have received your payment.
Services:
Package includes:
Welcome present, boat ride on the Mulde River, a guided city tour of Grimma (approx. 90 minutes) or a guided tour of the Kreismuseum, "Elite Education" (everyday school life at the Fürsten- und Landesschule as Paul Gerhardt experienced it), a rustic snack at the Klosterschänke Nimbschen


bookable: April - October

locations:  Grimma
Contact:
Stadtinformation Grimma
Markt 16, 04668 Grimma
Tel: 03437 9858285
E-Mail: stadtinformation@grimma.de

City tour of Grimma - Luther and Katharina von Bora


The Reformation can be experienced first hand in Grimma. Martin Luther held numerous sermons at the abbey church of the Augustinian-Eremite monastery. Even after Luther posted his theses, he visited Grimma on several occasions. His future wife, Katharina von Bora, spent 14 years at the neighbouring Marienthron convent in Nimbschen before she and other nuns managed to escape in 1523.
Services:
Package includes:
Two hour city tour with a thematic focus on the Reformation period.


locations:  Grimma



Services:


locations:  Zwickau
Contact:
Kontakt:
Dr. Ute Haese
Ringstraße 26
08141 Reinsdorf
Tel. 0375 6901632
E-Mail: uh@gehen-erleben.de und uh@luther-zwickau.de
www.gehen-erleben.de
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