A journey through the sites connected to the famous reformer Martin Luther includes some of Germany’s most charming medieval cities and towns.
You don’t have to be a Lutheran to appreciate the fiery passion and courageous idealism of Luther, the Father of the Protestant Reformation. This German theologian and former monk led an effort to reform the Church of his day but in the end began a new branch of Christianity.
Suggestions for a Martin Luther Tour: This tour focuses on the main Luther sites of Wittenberg, Eisenach (including Wartburg Castle), and Erfurt, plus Luther’s birthplace in Eisleben.
The closest international airport to the Luther sites is in Frankfurt. From there you can either pick up a rental car or take the train to Wittenberg. Once you’re in Wittenberg, you will likely want a car to travel to the other cities.
Before traveling to Germany, I hope you’ll read my book Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles and God, which is a memoir told through trips to a dozen holy sites around the world. One of the chapters describes a tour of Martin Luther sites.
You can also click on these links for more information on Martin Luther and places connected to his life:
- Martin Luther History
- Katharina Von Bora, Luther’s Wife
- Luther’s Room in Wartburg Castle
- Eisenach (including Wartburg Castle)
- Travel Suggestions for Frankfurt
- The Best Martin Luther Souvenir
Lori Erickson is one of America’s top travel writers specializing in spiritual journeys. She’s the author of the Near the Exit: Travels With the Not-So-Grim Reaper and Holy Rover: Journeys in Search of Mystery, Miracles, and God. Her website Spiritual Travels features holy sites around the world.