Martin Luther

Martin Luther in Erfurt

Erfurt is Martin Luther’s spiritual home. A student at Erfurt’s famous university between 1501 and 1505, Luther first studied the "seven liberal arts", then theology and, at his father’s wish, jurisprudence. But a dramatic personal incident brought about a radical change in Luther’s life: terrified by a dreadful storm close to the city, during which he was struck by lightning, he took monastic vows and entered the Augustinian Monastery on 17 July 1505. In April 1507, Martin Luther was ordained as priest in Erfurt Cathedral. On your route through the town you will see interesting places connected with Luther, such as the Luther monument, St. Michael’s Church and the student hostel which also date from this era. At the end of this tour there is an opportunity to visit the Augustinian Monastery.


Only available as a guided group tour. On request the guide wears Luthers costume.


1 January - 31 December

Monday - Sunday


2 hours

Meeting Point

Various, e.g. coach park on Domplatz if arriving by coach, or tourist information office, town hall portal, your hotel (town centre hotels only).


Guide not in Luther costume

140.00 € per group

[Booking number: GF 06/L]

Guide in Luther costume

160.00 € per group

[Booking number: GF 05/L]

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