If you want to visit the city from which enlightenment begins, the modern German spirituality and culture and the Reformation, you should not miss Lutherstadt Wittenberg. It is at the door of the local church Martin Luther that he hangs his 93 theses on 31 October 1517, which change people and the church forever. He preaches that priests are not the only connection between people and the Lord, translates the Bible into conversational German, and makes God’s knowledge accessible.
So if you want to understand the history and culture of Germany, you must visit the town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg, where you will have a meeting with events and places important for the epoch. You should certainly not miss the Martin Luther House, which is one of the most important monuments of the Reformation in the world. Each year, pilgrims from all over the world visit also the church of St Mary in which Luther had preached, as well as the church at the local castle where he was buried. More about the 500th anniversary of Luther’s work can be found at http://www.germany.travel/en/specials/luther/luther.html and http://www.germany.travel/en/specials/spiritual- Travel / traditions-and-customs / pilgrimage-routes / the-luther-trail.html.
Although the city is mainly known for Luther, a great German artist, Lucas Cranach the Elder, lived there. He is also the author of Martin Luther’s most famous portrait. He also painted altarpieces, allegorical paintings, portraits of the masters of time. From his 5,000 lanes, we can understand the age in which Luther lived and the reasons for his spiritual protest. In addition, Lucas Cranach the Elder is also a godfather of Luther’s son.