Hear the St. Thomas Boys Choir live

Friday and Saturday in St. Thomas Church


Lucas Cranach and the Motifs of the Reformation

01.03.2016 to 01.01.2018

Lucas Cranach the Elder, who was born in 1472 in Kronach, Upper Franconia and died in 1553 in Weimar, and his son, Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515–1586), are considered amongst the most important... More information

Sensation – Propaganda – Resistance

01.11.2016 to 31.07.2017

2016_Deutsche Nationalbibliothek_Motiv Flugblatt
Without the pamphlet, the reformatory ideas of Martin Luther would never have caught on; it was a medium that Luther ultimately turned into one of the most significant protagonists of the new... More information

Giving Space to Thoughts

24.11.2016 to 28.05.2017

“On this side”, Héctor Solari (Photo: Peter Fiebig)
The Museum has asked ten contemporary artists from different fields to create spaces for reflection, retreat and meditation in honour of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The springboard... More information

God´s Work and Word in front of your Eyes

24.11.2016 to 01.01.2018

Oath bible of the Leipzig council (Photo: Christoph Sandig)
2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his theses. To celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation, the museum invites visitors to rediscover and explore the objects displayed... More information

“Here I Stand" Martin Luther, the Reformation and its consequences

15.01.2017 to 30.06.2017

St. Laurentius church, church hall (Photo: Kirchenbezirk Leipzig/ÖA))
With the aid of modern infographics, the exhibition demonstrates and explains the major stages in the history of the Reformation and its effects up to the present day. The show sheds light on... More information

Worlds of Belief

27.01.2017 to 25.06.2017

Evangelical-Lutheran religious refugees from the Salzburger Land passing through Leipzig (Photo: Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts)
Since the beginning of the Reformation in Leipzig, the Lutheran denomination has formed a stable basis for religious and social coexistence. People from all over Europe, of different denominations... More information

“Stories in pictures – From single-leaf prints to the graphic novel”

10.03.2017 to 10.06.2017

Photo: Leipzig City Library
Plenty of information has been disseminated since the Reformation and is still circulated to date in the form of images. These recount and visualise stories, helping us understand the content... More information

Scene change

10.03.2017 to 09.07.2017 - 10:00 to 18:00

A Sermon of Sankt Jacob (Photo: Leipzig University Library))
The Reformation sparked by Martin Luther turned not only the view of the world upside down, but also the way in which the world was depicted. This is demonstrated in books printed during the... More information

Luther in Dispute. Leipzig and the Consequences

12.04.2017 to 28.01.2018

Silver Luther Chalice, 1536, Leipzig Museum of City History ( Photo: Helga Schulze-Brinkop)
The city of Leipzig is a nationally significant spot in Reformation history. This historical watershed moment is forever anchored in the city's memory and will receive special acknowledgement... More information

Luther - Leipzig - Letter Press!

04.05.2017 to 24.09.2017

The Schwabacher – the most common typeface in Reformation printed works (Photo: Museum of Printing Arts, Leipzig)
A piece of Reformation history can be experienced at the Leipzig Museum of Printing Arts under the slogan “Luther ‒ Leipzig ‒ Letter Press", by means of installations in the permanent exhibition... More information

Michael Triegel - Emblems and Images

11.05.2017 to 06.08.2017

Death and Resurrection, Michael Triegel © VG Bild-Kunst-Bonn, 2017
The word of the Bible and its depiction in images have given rise to much controversy in the Christian religion over the centuries. During the Reformation, images that evoked religious veneration... More information

Torgau. Home of Renaissance and Reformation


from 19.05.2017 “If Wittenberg is the mother of the revolution, Torgau is its wet nurse.” As the residence of the Elector of Saxony, Torgau played an important role in the Reformation... More information

Spiritual Waterways

25.05.2017 to 27.05.2017

Nonnenstraße, Buntgarnwerke (Photo: LTM/Andreas Schmidt)
Many people don’t know that Leipzig has 457 bridges – even more than Venice. With the White Elster, Pleisse and Parthe rivers, the Karl–Heine Canal and around 20 lakes in the surrounding... More information

Education in flux

25.05.2017 to 07.07.2017

Lucas Cranach Workshop
The Reformation modernised society, and the universities played a substantial role in this. They too disseminated reformatory ideas and shaped the academic elites of the next generations. A look... More information

Festival of Wind and Brass

26.05.2017 to 28.05.2017

Trombone Day Augustusplatz
Trombone choirs from all over Germany are expected to attend the Festival of Wind and Brass. After the festival opening on Friday afternoon, the day will close with an evening prayer led by wind... More information

The Leipzig Disputation

26.05.2017 - 20:00

Photo: Ev.-Luth. Kirchgemeinde St. Thomas
Since 2009, St. Thomas Church has been commemorating the 1519 Leipzig Disputation between Johannes Eck and Martin Luther by holding a debate on a prominent socio-political topic geared around... More information

Reformation Performance "Towards the Light"

26.05.2017 to 27.05.2017 - 22:00 to 23:30

Towards the Light (Photo: André Böhme)
One of the highlights of Kirchentag on the Way is a performance by Leipzig artist Falk Elstermann, which will have music, dance and debate happening all at the same time. The title of the 70-minute... More information

Leipzig Open-Air Coffee Party

27.05.2017 - 14:00 to 17:00 - itim2101
Coffee culture is big here. Coffee was being sold publicly in Leipzig as early as 1694 and the first German “Coffeehouse Regulations” were enacted in 1697. On 27th May 2017, the city centre... More information

Revolution 500 - Leipzig Band Festival

27.05.2017 - 18:00 to 22:00

Band Festival in the  Clara-Zetkin-Park
There will be a festival feel all around the stage in the Clara Zetkin Park this evening as young bands and local pop and rock celebrities raise the pulse of Leipzig. Travel deals for your next... More information

500 Minutes of Bach

08.06.2017 - 15:17 to 23:37

500 years of the Reformation also means 500 years of protestant church music. One of its foremost composers is Johann Sebastian Bach. St. Thomas Church, the place he worked the longest (1723–1750),... More information

“Ein schön New Lied" – Music and the Reformation

09.06.2017 to 18.06.2017

Photo: Gert Mothes
Luther considered “Frau Musica” (Lady Music) to be a divine art, because she “repelled all devils”. He accordingly placed music in the same category as theology, made German-language... More information

Martin Luther and the Reformation

18.06.2017 - 11:00

Photo: Flautando
This concert highlights three different aspects of Martin Luther the Reformer: Luther as a preacher, politician and private individual. Numerous texts and writings by Luther express his views... More information


19.06.2017 to 02.07.2017

WCRC Reformation Transformation
The World Communion of Reformed Churches is meeting in Leipzig in summer 2017. For five hundred years, the question of Reformation and Transformation ‒ social, political, spiritual ‒ has... More information

Global players for God and the world

27.06.2017 to 04.08.2017

The reformers Zwingli and Calvin also fought alongside and after Luther to renew the church and society. Carried to other shores by migrants and missionaries, evangelical belief settled on all... More information

Disputation - A. Brumel, Missa Et Ecce Terrae Motus

27.06.2017 - 20:00

Calmus Ensemble (Photo: Irene Zandel)
Leipzig, Summer 1519. At Pleissenburg Castle, Martin Luther defended his “heretical” theses before papal representatives, led by theologian Johannes Eck. Leipzig University organised the... More information

Composers - Messengers of the Reformation

30.06.2017 - 20:00

Youth Baroque Ensemble (Photo: Michael Ehritt)
Martin Luther reinstated congregational singing in the language people spoke. Reformer Johannes Calvin strongly supported this development and took the opportunity to introduce the Geneva Psalter.... More information

Woyzeck, Final Scene, A Public Place

27.08.2017 - 18:00

“Woyzeck, Final Scene, a Public Place” is the reconstruction of a judicial killing carried out in 1824 – on 27 th August, to be precise – for the purposes of education and to act as... More information

Josquin the Project

01.09.2017 to 03.09.2017

Chamber Choir (Photo: Anne Hornemann)
Josquin des Préz was the Bach of his day and the outstanding musician of his age. Born around 1450, he worked as a singer, cantor and composer in the musical centres of Europe and was a star... More information

The Supper Table - Decreasing Horror | Increasing Love

02.09.2017 - 08:00

A 42-metre long table surrounded by 95 chairs will suddenly fill Leipzig’s market square from 2nd September. This powerful installation forms part of the trimedial artwork “THE SUPPER TABLE... More information

Bach and Luther

08.09.2017 to 28.01.2018

J. S. Bach, Cantatas BWV 62, 1724 ( Photo: St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig / Bach Archive Leipzig)
Luther's writings and the hymns collected in his songbook provided an important basis for the accomplishments of Johann Sebastian Bach. His library contained two multi-volume editions of Luther's... More information

Staunch. Devout. Able to hold his liquor.


In 2017, the Electoral Chambers, the centre of political might during the Reformation period, will once again be opened in Torgau in all their authenticity as part of a permanent exhibition.... More information

Hymn of Praise

17.09.2017 - 18:00

“So let us cast off the works of darkness and put on the works of light” – this is not only the central message of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy’s Symphony–Cantata Lobgesang , but also... More information

The Spirit of the Monasteries

13.10.2017 to 07.01.2018 - 10:00 to 18:00

Photo: Leipzig University Library, Bibliotheca Albertina
The Reformation has roots reaching far back into the Middle Ages and would be unthinkable without monastic protagonists such as the “errant monk” Martin Luther. A good reason for the University... More information

21 Leipzig Literary Autumn

24.10.2017 to 31.10.2017

Bernd Lutz Lange (Photo: Gaby Waldek)
500 years ago, changes began, primarily in the German-speaking world, that have become deeply embedded in world history. It is from this point that the German language developed as we know it... More information

Reformation - Revolution

27.10.2017 to 31.10.2017

27/10/2017, 8 pm, Organ concert Commemorating the 100 th anniversary of the revolution in Finland between 1917 and 1918 Kalevi Kiviniemi (Organ), Michael Schönheit (Readings) 28/10/2017,... More information

St. John Passion (Premiere)

27.10.2017 - 19:30

Anyone who thinks of Leipzig immediately thinks of Johann Sebastian Bach, who as Cantor of St. Thomas Church defined the musical life of the city like no other. Several of his cantata cycles,... More information

The Luthers in Private


Thomas Dehler and Maja Chrenko (Photo: Christian Modla)
Audiences will be given fascinating glimpses into the married life of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora in the latest dinner theatre production at Auerbachs Keller in Leipzig. In addition... More information

The Luthers in Private


Thomas Dehler and Maja Chrenko (Photo: Christian Modla)
Audiences will be given fascinating glimpses into the married life of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora in the latest dinner theatre production at Auerbachs Keller in Leipzig. In addition... More information

Reformation Day Celebratory Service with the St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig

31.10.2017 - 09:30

St. Thomas Boys Choir (Photo: Matthias Knoch)
The Reformation anniversary service in St. Thomas Church has been devised by the St. Thomas Boys Choir, Leipzig. Under the directorship of choirmaster Gotthold Schwarz, the choir, along with... More information

The Reformation Continues - Pulpit talks in the Michaeliskirche St. Michaels Church

31.10.2017 - 10:00

“Martin Luther believed the church should be continually reforming itself. Many of the motivations and much of the content of the reformation movement are still highly relevant for us today.... More information

Reformation Party 500 in the Youth Church

31.10.2017 - 17:00

Youth Church with Luther (Photo: Maik Kohlsdorf)
PAX, the Leipzig Youth Church, is hosting a huge party. Starting with a poetry slam on the theme. Both old hands and slam newcomers will be appearing. And the evening will have lots of live music... More information

St. John Passion

31.10.2017 - 18:00

Anyone who thinks of Leipzig immediately thinks of Johann Sebastian Bach, who as Cantor of St. Thomas Church defined the musical life of the city like no other. Several of his cantata cycles,... More information

The Luthers in Private


Thomas Dehler and Maja Chrenko (Photo: Christian Modla)
Audiences will be given fascinating glimpses into the married life of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora in the latest dinner theatre production at Auerbachs Keller in Leipzig. In addition... More information