Luther’s Wedding

Location: Wittenberg, Germany

Date: June

Luther’s Wedding is a large scale, public festival, inaugurated in 1994, driven in part by efforts to deal with economic and social problems arising from German reunification in 1989. Since then, Wittenberg has turned to developing its considerable cultural resources into tourism capital and receives roughly 350,000 visitors each year. The public performance of the wedding of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora is the centerpiece of an annual three-day city festival in Wittenberg, held in June. The festival is a form of heritage performance, and includes a medieval market, traditional arts, handicrafts, and cuisine, parades and processions, street performers, concerts, and special worship services, including the opportunity to renew wedding vows in ‘Luther’s Church.’

Links: Luther Hochzeit