Which location has ties to the Reformation?
Germany is the obvious answer, with many cities and towns where Luther lived and traveled (Eisleben, Erfurt, Wittenberg, Worms, and Coburg, to name a few). Although Germany celebrates and hosts the Reformation’s 500th anniversary, the movement to reform or move away from the Church of Rome extended far beyond the borders of what is today a single nation.
A visit to every site connected with the Reformation or earlier reform movements would also take you to these locations:
- France (the Cathars in the southwest; and Strasbourg, with Martin Bucer and followers)
- Czech Republic (Jan Huss and followers)
- Northern Italy (the Waldensians)
- Switzerland (Zurich—Huldrych Zwingli and followers; and Geneva—Jean Calvin and followers)
- Scotland (John Knox and followers)
- England (begun under King Henry VIII)
- Sweden (begun by the Petri brothers)
If you plan to make a complete Reformation tour, you’ll have the pleasure of visiting all these places. Enjoy!
If you’ve visited some of these sites, which were most meaningful to you?