New information material: Discover Luther landmarks in Central Germany with Leipzig as your base

Many roads lead to Luther
Many roads lead to Luther
“Many roads lead to Luther – and where better to start than Leipzig?” This is the slogan of the new flyer by Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH, which presents day trips to nearby Luther landmarks in Wittenberg, Torgau, Erfurt and Eisenach. These are all well worth a visit – especially during the jubilee year of 2017. Thanks to its central location, the city of Leipzig is the perfect starting point for a journey in the footsteps of the famous reformer. Leipzig also has a wide selection of hotels and restaurants, numerous cultural events celebrating the anniversary of the reformation in 2017, and excellent transport connections by road and rail.
The new flyer presents eight day trip destinations around Leipzig on one clear map, including short descriptions with interesting facts about the individual towns. All destinations are easy to reach by train and car.

Click here to download the flyer for free

New information material for the Reformation Jubilee in Leipzig

Following in the footsteps of Luther in the trade fair city

(09/03/2016) Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH and the City of Leipzig have published new information materials for the Reformation Jubilee just in time for the ITB Berlin travel fair. The clearly presented brochure “In the Footsteps of Luther and Bach” provides a wealth of information on the most important Luther landmarks in Leipzig, such as St. Thomas Church and Pleissenburg Castle. These sites are also clearly displayed on a city map to help all visitors find their way in Luther’s Leipzig. The brochure also examines Johann Sebastian Bach’s church music, which followed in the spirit of the Reformation.
The new flyer presents twelve exhibitions in Leipzig from 2016 to 2018 which will examine Martin Luther and his companions, painting, prints and music in the context of the Reformation. 
The new brochures and flyer for the Reformation Jubilee:
  • “In the Footsteps of Luther and Bach” (German and English)
  • “Exhibitions during Reformation Year 2017” (German)
You can pick up the information material at the Tourist Information office in Leipzig or via the Download Centre at:

Reformation Ambassador for Leipzig named

Reverend Dr. Robert Moore from Texas has made it his mission to raise awareness of Leipzig’s role in the Reformation in America

Inauguration of Dr. Robert Moore (2. v. l.) unterzeichnete am 2. August 2016 im Bach-Archiv Leipzig die Vereinbarung zum Reformationsbotschafter, mit dabei waren Scott Riedmann, Generalkonsul der USA in Leipzig (l.), Kulturbürgermeisterin Dr. Skadi Jennic
Inauguration of Dr. Robert Moore (2nd from left) 02.08. 2016 with Scott Riedmann, the Consul General for the USA in Leipzig (left), Mayor for Cultural Affairs, Dr. Skadi Jennicke, and Dr. Alexander Steinhilber, Managing Director of the Bach Archive.
(14/08/2016) Leipzig has a new Reformation Ambassador to the USA: Reverend Dr. Robert Moore will spend the next three years promoting Leipzig during the “500 Years of the Reformation” celebrations to American visitors. His role will also involve welcoming groups from America to Leipzig and acting as a point of contact for them throughout their stays. His term in office will come to an end in June 2019, on the 500th anniversary of the Leipzig Disputation between Martin Luther and Catholic theologian Johannes Eck. The project is supported by a number of partners including the City of Leipzig, the Bach Archive Foundation Leipzig, the St. Thomas Canons Foundation, Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH, and the parish of St. Thomas Church.
Moore is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), based in Leipzig’s sister city of Houston, Texas. He has known and loved Leipzig ever since he first came to the Bachfest in 1994 and has been a strong advocate of the partnership between the two cities for many years. “I have already had the chance to show many American visitors the wonders of the city’s musical tradition and internationally renowned events, including the annual Bachfest. Groups I have accompanied from Houston have been fascinated by the city’s history and openness, and look forward to coming back,” says Dr. Moore, adding: “I am passionate about Leipzig.”

New edition of Mosaik: “Der den Teufel an die Wand malt” (Speak of the devil)

Reformation in Saxony engagingly illustrated for younger readers

Luther and the Abrafaxe (Photo: Mosaik-Verlag)
(22/02/2016) If you want an entertaining approach to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year, take a look at the current edition of “Mosaik”. Educational, funny and lovingly illustrated, the new edition of the classic comic transports its readers back to the time of Martin Luther. In it the main characters, the Abrafaxe, explore the Central Germany of the early 16th century. Young readers discover what happened right on their doorstep at the time of the Reformation. The three comic-strip heroes leap back in time to peaceful Wimmelburg, a small town near Eisleben. First they have to familiarise themselves with their new surroundings – and they promptly find themselves in the middle of a new adventure. 

The “Speak of the Devil” edition is available from 24 February 2016 from retailers.