In 2017, people from around the world will be coming to Germany for special events marking the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Protestant Church. In 1517, theologian Martin Luther publicly broke with the Roman Catholic church.
Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach features the special exhibition, "Luther and the Germans." It explores the relationship between Luther and his region.
In contrast to three national Martin Luther exhibitions in Germany, a new international show in a former jail in Wittenberg entitled "Luther and the Avantgarde" triggers controversy with works by 66 artists.
On the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Check-in presenter Nicole Frölich explores Wittenberg – the city that has more historical ties to Martin Luther than any other.
In 1529 Martin Luther had an important appointment in the Hessian university town. He met his rival Protestant reformer Ulrich Zwingli. Visitors to the sites of the events in Marburg can take a trip into the past.
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