7 June 2024
9 June 2024
The idea for the festival Luther’s Wedding was born in 1993 following the festivities for the 700th anniversary of Wittenberg’s charter.
The celebrations included a weekend festival, which proved enormously popular among participants and visitors alike. Afterwards, city officials and members of the public met to discuss the possibility of making it an annual festival.
A wedding is a very beautiful occasion to celebrate. And if it is also the wedding of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora, which took place in June - what could be better for Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
Although initially people had to be sweet-talked into acting historical characters or marching in the pageant, since then nearly thirty historical societies have been set up which now provide the lion’s share of the festival’s participants.
When Luther’s Wedding was first held in 1994, it attracted some 50,000 spectators. Two years later, this figure rose to 70,000 – and nowadays around 100,000 people turn up every year.
Today, the happy couple is escorted through Wittenberg’s old town by a procession made up of over 2000 wedding guests attired in magnificent historical costumes.
Three days long, visitors are entertained by hundreds of performers and stallholders at the traditional fair, and fortified by an array of delicious food and drink.
This wedding ceremony unparalleled in Germany attracts excited visitors from the rest of the country, Europe and even the USA.
Over 10,000 spectators are expected to attend this annual spectacle, which is unparalleled in central Germany. A varied, sumptuous programme presented at historic locations associated with the Reformation can be enjoyed from Friday until Sunday. Castle Church with its famous door to which Martin Luther nailed his 95 Propositions in 1517 will be surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the traditional fair. Jugglers and musicians will be demonstrating their skills, there’ll be a host of fascinating craft stalls, and all sorts of deliciously tempting food and drink can be sampled. And fortunately, the castle guard and even a team of mercenaries will be on hand to protect onlookers from near and far!
Learn more about the Luthers Wedding in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
1. Go to the official website and double check the event dates, prices and regulations.
2. Book hotel rooms in Wittenberg available during the event. ⤵︎
2.1. Pick a hotel room by location and by price.
2.2. The search is done for 1 guest and the entire duration of the event. Click on the 'Filter', 'Guests', and 'Dates' buttons to adjust the search.
🏨 In the 'Filters' section, you can tell if you are looking for hotels or vacation homes. Here, you can filter the results by stars, review ratings, and budget.
👨👩👧👦 In this section, you can specify the number of guests (adults and children) and the number of rooms you want to book.
📆 Finally, you can change the date of your stay.
2.3. Save more money! Some hotel rooms are provided by multiple hotel booking websites. You will see them on the top of the hotel room details when you hover the mouse over the room. Be it Booking.com, Expedia, Trivago, Opodo, or other providers, select the best price provider for the room during the chosen period.
2.4. If hotel rooms are not available around the event location, you can zoom out or search by a nearby city/town name. If you have a specific hotel in mind, you can even search the particular hotel name.
2.5. Bonus tip: Switch to Experiences search. Perhaps you will find great tours and activities!
2.6. Pro tip: The map of the experiences may help you find the most vibrant areas in the city and the best locations where you can look for accommodations for your stay.
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