Board meeting in Torre Pellice →
For the first time since autumn 2019, the members of the Board met in person - this time in Torre Pellice.
From Wartburg Castle to the World →
To mark the 500th anniversary of the translation of the Bible, a pilgrimage relay from Eisenach to Wittenberg took place in May.
Our member Museum Mühlberg 1547 →
In summer 1546 Emperor Charles V was preparing to go to war against the Protestant princes. What is today known as the Schmalkaldic war became the first religious conflict on German soil and culminated with the battle of Mühlberg. It took place on April 24, 1547 and ended with a complete defeat of the Schmalkaldic army and the capture of the Saxon Elector.
Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe Programme: Activity Report 2021 available →
Routes of Reformation with a wide range of innovation and activity throughout the year 2021 thanks to its engaged members and despite pandemic restrictions
The History of the Protestant Church in Slovenia →
The history of Slovenia is not a history of great kings and nations. The small country has been part of various empires and dominions for centuries. Nevertheless, it retained its identity, language and culture.
The family album of Valentin Winsheim returns to the Luther House →
45 years ago it was stolen from the then permanent exhibition in the Luther Hall - now it is returning to the Luther House: the 16th century family album of Valentin Winsheim with a handwritten entry by Philipp Melanchthon. With the return by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, both institutions started a cooperation for the digitisation and digital presentation of prints from the 16th century.
Since September 2021: A new headquarter for Routes of Reformation →
The new Routes of Reformation headquarter is deeply linked to the reformation history in Germany and was the place, where Luther went to school.
22.12.2021 • Germany
"Pest". A plague changes the world →
Hardly any other disease has left such a mark on Western culture and shaped the cultural memory of Europe as deeply as the plague. Even though the last major outbreak on European soil took place three centuries ago, it is still present today.
First Slovenian book - the Catechismus - translated into German →
In June 2021 the Slovenian group called Trubarjev Forum translated and published the first Slovenian book Catechismus (1550) for the first time into German language. The original author was Primus Truber (1508-1586), who is today considered by the Slovenes as the “Father of the nation”.
The Route of Jan Hus: Relay Pilgrimage →
4 days, 3 nights, a distance of 250 km, adults, grandparents, children, teenagers, cyclists, pilgrims and several dogs - all these people (and animals) took part in this year's relay pilgrimage of The Route of Jan Hus starting on 3 July and ending on 6 July 2021.
TV interview with RoR President Detlev Geissler →
"The Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe exist for decades. They show the diversity of European cultural history lively - across borders and languages."
Traces of Reformation at Maretsch Castle in Bolzano (ITA) →
RoR-President Detlev Geissler had a special appointment this June at Maretsch Castle in Bolzano / South Tyrol where he visited spectacular traces of Reformation.
Routes of Reformation sign officially handed out →
One of the well known historical sites of reformation history is the Protestant Augustiner monastery Erfurt / Germany. Martin Luther began his studies in 1501 at the University of Erfurt; he became a monk in the Augustiner monastery and studied theology from 1505 until 1508 at this place.
Cooperation agreement: Forte Cultura - Routes of Reformation →
Forte Cultura is candidate as a Cultural Route of CoE and has members also in Central Europe; some of them are related to the reformation history (e.g. Torgau, Erfurt).
Report about the 9th Cultural Routes Advisory Forum of the Council of Europe →
Sibiu, Romania, 2nd to 4th October 2019
16.10.2019 • Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Switzerland
Routes of Reformation named Cultural Route of the Council of Europe →
We were just informed that we have been selected as a certified Cultural Route of the Council of Europe programme in the 2018/2019 cycle.
Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme →
Our partner Luther Pass and the museum in Mühlberg/Elbe →
02.04.2019 • Germany
Routes of Reformation at ITB Berlin 2019 →
Day 1 at ITB
06.03.2019 • Germany
Route of Reformation (RoR) Project Consultation →
at the headquarters of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Self-Government
20.12.2018 • Hungary
Routes of Reformation as Association registered →
During the meeting of the Interreg project ECRR 21 members founded the new Association Routes of Reformation.
Routes of Reformation as Cultural Routes Candidate →
Today is the second day of the AdvisoryForum and we have already connected with other Cultural Routes. It is a true joy to experience the diversity of European culture!
27.09.2018 • Germany