|Augsburg is the city in which
Martin Luther met with papal legate Cajetan concerning his writings and
teaching (October 1518) and in which the Lutheran princes and electors
presented to Emperor Charles V a summary of Lutheran teaching (Augsburg
Confession) written by Philip Melanchthon (June 25, 1530)
|Eisenach is the town in which
Martin Luther studied as youth (1498-1501); it's also near the Wartburg
Castle, where Luther hid after his hearing at the Diet of Worms (1521).
|Eisleben is the town where Martin
Luther was born and baptized (1483) and died (1546).
|Erfurt, "city of spires,"
is where Martin Luther studied at university (1501-1505), entered the
Augustinian monastery (July 17, 1505), and was ordained a priest (May
|Leipzig is the city in which
Martin Luther and John Eck debated in 1519.
|Torgau served as one of the primary
residences of the Saxon elector; the chapel in the castle, consecrated in
1544, is called "the first Protestant church." The Torgau
Articles, one of several documents used by Philip Melanchthon when he
drafted the Augsburg Confession, were written here (1530). Katherine
von Bora Luther died and was buried in Torgau (1552).
|Wartburg is the fortress/castle
in which Luther was hidden (May 1521-February 1522) by Elector Frederick
after the Diet of Worms. While here Luther translated the New Testament
|Wittenberg is the birthplace of
the Lutheran Reformation, where Martin Luther lived, wrestled with God
through the study of Scripture, taught, preached, wrote, got married,
raised a family, and held court with admiring students who wrote down
every word he said (1511-1546).