On 31 October 1517 Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses condemning the corrupt practice of indulgences to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg.
This single act marked the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, a worldwide movement whose legacy can still be felt today, especially in Germany.
The Reformation had a profound effect not only on theology and the church but also on culture, science, business, politics, language and education.
On 31 October 2017 it will be 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his theses to that church door.
Ahead of the anniversary in 2017, you can already discover the history of the Reformation on eight routes running right across Germany.
Featuring 36 authentic Luther sites, these routes present different perspectives on the life and legacy of the great reformer.
The paths that you follow offer illuminating insights into history and culture, surprises aplenty and a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Germany’s beautiful scenery and warm hospitality.