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Luther and the Princes

In the beginning was the word: Luther 2017 - 500 years of reformation. External link opens a new window1st National Special Exhibition to marke the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
Luther and the Princes: Torgau Schloss Hartenfeld from May to October 2015

Luther and the Princes

1st National Special Exhibition to marke the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation in Torgau.

Torgau – one of Germany’s most beautiful Renaissance towns - is situated in an area bounded by Wittenberg, Leipzig and Dresden. As the electoral seat of Saxony, Torgau was the political centre of the Reformation. It was here too that Luther consecrated the first Protestant church built in accordance with his ideas. In this exhibition in Schloss Hartenfels, the Electoral Chancellery and the Superintendency Building, unique art works, documents and precious objects bring the age of Reformation to back life. Throughout the entire summer, the (self-)image projected by rulers in the time of Martin Luther, and the regal splendour they enjoyed, can be experienced in authentic historical settings.

Federal President Joachim Gauck has assumed patronage over the exhibition.

Film to the exhibition (in German language)

Exhibition by the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden in collaboration with the Landkreis Nordsachsen and the Große Kreisstadt Torgau.