Following Luther’s Footsteps through Leipzig
“Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.” (Martin Luther)
Leipzig – a city of Luther? You will be able to answer this question if you join us in the search for traces of Luther and Bach, following the Luther Trail. According to historical documents, Martin Luther visited Leipzig twelve times, each of his stays being related to fascinating events.
Why did he come to town? Where did he stay? Who were his friends and his enemies? What memories are still connected to the great reformer in present-day Leipzig? Find out this and much more on our tour.
In 2014, Saxony celebrated 475 Years of Reformation. Martin Luther himself preached in the St. Thomas Church on Pentecost Sunday, May 25, 1539, in the presence of the sovereign and his entourage, initiating the reformation in Saxony. We will talk about this crucial event when looking at the Luther window of St. Thomas.
Maybe we will even hear some organ or choir music reminding us that the greatest cantor of St. Thomas, Johann Sebastian Bach, set 30 songs written by Martin Luther to music in his cantatas and organ works.
This tour can be booked as a private tour for your group.
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