THE LUTHER TRAIL IN ALTENBURG

In the footsteps of the famous reformer Martin Luther
Hiking enthusiasts can go on a pilgrimage along 900 kilometres in the Free State of Thuringia following the footsteps of Martin Luther. The route takes you past a large number of landmarks and domains associated with the Great Reformer. In Altenburg, these are the Altenburg Palace Church, the Luther Centre (Information and Communication Centre) in the Brüderkirche (Church of the Brethren), the Palace and Playing Card Museum, the Roten Spitzen (Red Peaks) as well as the City Church of St. Bartholomew.
Three kilometres through the picturesque historical city centre
All the landmarks and domains mentioned lie along a path only three kilometres in length through the picturesque historical centre of Altenburg. Cobblestone streets and various small ascents offer wanderers plenty of variety - even along the relatively short distance.

On several occasions, Martin Luther preached sermons in the City Church of St. Bartholomew, the domain of the clergyman and friend of Luther, Georg Spalatin. It is said that this is where he married a priest and a woman of Altenburg to each other in 1523 – which caused an enormous scandal at that time.

The Luther Centre in the Brüderkirche serves as the first point of contact for all those who would like to learn about the most important locations associated with the Reformation in Altenburg. Pilgrims can also have their pilgrim's passport stamped here. Another official stamping point is situated in the Altenburger Land Tourist Information Office at the address Markt 10.