In his “Explanation of the 95 Theses” Martin Luther stated: “The Church needs a Reformation which is not the work of one man, namely the Pope, or of many men, namely the cardinals: the recent Council made both points clear. It is rather the work of the entire world, indeed, it is the work of God alone. The proper time for this reformation, however, is known only to Him who created time.”
The greatest merit of Martin Luther, besides denouncing the sale of indulgences as part of his 95 theses, was his translation of the Bible into German. By doing so, he helped to establish the German language and made the Bible accessible for all. Services were first held in German in 1525 in Wittenberg. Luther also wrote countless texts and many letters to high-ranking personalities from all over Europe.
Today, the Lutherhaus in Wittenberg houses an exhibition on the life and work of Martin Luther.
Luther and Wittenberg
Wittenberg is closely associated with the Reformation and the life and work of Martin Luther. The reformer’s principal place of activity served as the starting point of a movement that is still highly influential. Wittenberg invites you to walk along historical paths and re-live the first steps of the Reformation.