Luther, Cranach, and Melanchthon

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

On Sunday 26 we were prompted by our friend Chris Mostert to take a trip to Lutherstadt Wittenberg as this year marks the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Reformation. It is an 80 km (40 minute) ride on a fast train from Berlin. It is a small town, population 50,400, pretty well given over to Luther. It has been a university town since 1502 and well known for its progressive thinking on theology. It has been known as the Rome of the Protestants.

The station is about a kilometre from the town, and the old town is about another kilometre in length, so there was plenty of walking between sites. We suspect they will run buses during the festivities later in the year.

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