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Churches and monasteries on the Luther Trail

Testimonies to History

The building artistry of the Cistercians was revolutionary for the Middle Ages and yielded architectural masterpieces. When the monasteries were dissolved over the course of the Reformation, court gardeners created romantic English-style landscape parks by order of the electoral princes.

On the Luther Trail in Saxony, discover how the changes from the Reformation affected the architecture and decoration of Evangelical Churches. Incidentally: Luther introduced the word 'gastfrei' (hospitable) to the German language. "There is hospitality wherever the church is". - he passed on this sage advice to his students.

Sites of the Reformation