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Luther Trail Saxony – entire route (Lutherweg)

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  • Luther Trail between Löbnitz and Bad Düben
    / Luther Trail between Löbnitz and Bad Düben
    Photo: Wolfgang Siesing, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / View of the Zschopau river near Kriebstein
    Photo: Wolfgang Siesing, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Luther trail Saxony Dahlener Heide
    Photo: Andreas Schmidt, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Luther Trail along the Mulde/ Dübener Heath
    Photo: Andreas Schmidt, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Blossoming near Ablass Sornzig
    Photo: Wolfgang Siesing, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Moor landscape Dübener Heide
    Photo: Andreas Schmidt, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Leipziger Neuseenland/Lake Hain
    Photo: Andreas Schmidt, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / The 'Adlertor' at Keesscher Park in Markkleeberg
    Photo: Katrin Bende, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Luther Trail through the Schnaditz forest
    Photo: Wolfgang Siesing, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Edelmann pond Wermsdorf
    Photo: Wolfgang Siesing, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Luther Trail Tiefensee forest
    Photo: Wolfgang Siesing, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Nimbschen monastery
    Photo: Wolfgang Siesing, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Luther Trail palace grounds Trebsen
    Photo: Wolfgang Siesing, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Luther Trail village church Löbnitz
    Photo: Wolfgang Siesing, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Luther Trail Lake Cospuden
    Photo: Wolfgang Siesing, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Grimma on Mulde river
    Photo: Wolfgang Siesing, LEIPZIG REGION
  • / Luther Trail in Leipzig/ St Thomas church
    Photo: Wolfgang Siesing, LEIPZIG REGION
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The ‘Luther Trail in Saxony’ leads as a spiritual circular hiking trail through the scenic region.
moderate
Distance 564.3 km
144:00 h
2,858 m
2,821 m
365 m
77 m
Even today, noticeable effects and impulses of the Reformation are still visible and alive. In 1519, the Leipzig Disputation took place at the Pleißenburg, which spread Lutheran ideas. In Torgau, Eilenburg and Leipzig, the citizens opened up to the Reformation views at a very early stage. In Leisnig, Luther developed the Leisniger Kastenordnung in 1523, the oldest Protestant social paper in the world. Other stops along the Luther Trail Saxony are closely linked to the strong women of the Reformation. Katharina von Bora, Luther's future wife, lived in the Nimbschen Monastery near Grimma. In the towns of Rochlitz and Kriebstein, Duchess Elisabeth of Saxony was active and, through her energetic actions, enabled the introduction of the Reformation in her territory as early as 1537. The Luther Trail invites you to pause and come to rest, to find space for reflection and time for prayer in the footsteps of Martin Luther and his companions.

Author’s recommendation

  • Nicolai & Thomas Church Leipzig
  • Löbnitz Church
  • City church St. Marien in Torgau
  • Nimbschen Monastery Ruins
  • Luther Room Leisnig
  • Rochlitz Castle
  • Gnandstein Castle
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Update: November 09, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
365 m
Lowest point
77 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Restaurant LebensArt & Mühlenstube im HEIDE SPA Hotel & Resort
Restaurant & Pension "Zum Biber"
Kloster Marienthal Sornzig

Safety information

Achtung: Furtwegbrücke zeitweise gesperrt, Ausweichmöglichkeit liegt nördlich über die Autobrücke

Wegbeschaffenheit: eine Mischung aus Dorfstraßen, Wander- und Waldwegen

Tips and hints

www.lutherweg-sachsen.de

 

Leipzig Tourism and Marketing GmbH

Augustusplatz 904109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 (0)341 7104260

Mail: region.leipzig@ltm-leipzig.de

www.leipzig.region.travel

 

Hiking and pilgrimage in the Leipzig region

Start

Different starting points possible (162 m)
Coordinates:
DD
51.079407, 12.505032
DMS
51°04'45.9"N 12°30'18.1"E
UTM
33U 325239 5661616
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Destination

Different points of arrival possible

Turn-by-turn directions

The Luther Trail Saxony is connected to the trail network in Saxony-Anhalt and the Luther Trail in Thuringia. It covers around 550 km of the beautiful, diverse landscape of the Leipzig region along churches, castles and monasteries, extensive heathland, forests and rivers, right in the heart of the motherland of the Reformation. It is signposted with a green 'L' on a white background, the logo of the Luther Trail, which is shown in both directions. Therefore, it is possible to start at any place with a tour through the varied landscape of the Leipzig region to the sites of the Reformation.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

There are bus and train connections to most places on the Luther Trail.

Coordinates

DD
51.079407, 12.505032
DMS
51°04'45.9"N 12°30'18.1"E
UTM
33U 325239 5661616
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

German travel guide by Andreas Schmidt and Bernd Görne - ISBN 978-3-374-04852-6

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Equipment

Sturdy hiking boots

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
564.3 km
Duration
144:00 h
Ascent
2,858 m
Descent
2,821 m
Highest point
365 m
Lowest point
77 m
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