Luther's Wedding - The town festival at the original site of the Reformation
Each year in Lutherstadt Wittenberg around one hundred thousand visitors experience this large town festival "Luther’s wedding". Over three exciting days during the summer the old part of the town literally transforms into the Renaissance period.
On 13th June 1525 the former monk Martin Luther and the escaped nun Katharina von Bora gave their wedding vows in this wonderful city by the river Elbe. Each year this historic moment is celebrated by residents and guests. Join in the celebrations, when the wedded couple and 2,000 opulently costumed wedding guests parade through the streets of the old town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
Enjoy the colourful costumes, live music, jugglers, knights, merchants, marching bands, historic warehouses, Wittenberg delicacies and markets, as well as a historical parade.
Martin Luther on marriage
"He is a blessed man who has a good marriage, although it is a strange gift."
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Married Couples Invited to Renew Their Wedding Vows during Luthers Hochzeit in Wittenberg
A special opportunity to renew their wedding vows awaits married couples of all ages during the “Luther’s Wedding” Town Festival on Saturday, June 9.
Since Martin Luther and Katarina von Bora were married at this time in 1525, many people find great joy in declaring their love to each other and restating their wedding vows during this special weekend celebration.
The special “Wedding Vow Renewal” ceremony will take place during the English service in the Town Church that begins at 5:00 pm. Husbands and wives who have been married for one year or for many years will be invited during the service to gather in the front of the church to reaffirm their love for each other. The service will be led by the Wittenberg English Ministry Pastor, Rev. Michael Ramming, of Callao, Virginia (USA). It will be conducted in English so that people from all national backgrounds will be able to take part.
The English service is open to everyone and there is no cost to take part in the Marriage Vow Renewal ceremony.