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Leipzig offers an abundance of cultural attractions and event highlights - all year round. Whether small or large scale, open air or indoors, high culture or off the beaten track ... you can be sure to find something that suits your taste. Plan your stay and search our online events calendar by different categories.

Event Highlights


1st Mar 2016 - 1st Jan 2018 | Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts | Category: Exhibition

Lucas Cranach and the Motifs of the Reformation

Permanent exhibition

Lucas Cranach the Elder, who was born in 1472 in Kronach, Upper Franconia and died in 1553 in Weimar, and his son, Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515–1586), are considered amongst the most important...
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2016_Deutsche Nationalbibliothek_Motiv Flugblatt
1st Nov 2016 - 31st Jul 2017 | German National Library-German Museum of Books and Writing | Category: Exhibition

Sensation – Propaganda – Resistance

500 years of pamphlets: from Martin Luther to the present day

Without the pamphlet, the reformatory ideas of Martin Luther would never have caught on; it was a medium that Luther ultimately turned into one of the most significant protagonists of the new...
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“On this side”, Héctor Solari (Photo: Peter Fiebig)
24th Nov 2016 - 28th May 2017 | GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts | Category: Exhibition

Giving Space to Thoughts

Artists Design Rooms for Contemplation

The Museum has asked ten contemporary artists from different fields to create spaces for reflection, retreat and meditation in honour of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The springboard...
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Oath bible of the Leipzig council (Photo: Christoph Sandig)
24th Nov 2016 - 1st Jan 2018 | GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts | Category: Exhibition

God´s Work and Word in front of your Eyes

Art in the Context of the Reformation

2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his theses. To celebrate the anniversary of the Reformation, the museum invites visitors to rediscover and explore the objects displayed...
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St. Laurentius church, church hall (Photo: Kirchenbezirk Leipzig/ÖA))
15th Jan 2017 - 30th Jun 2017 | Church Hall of the St. Laurentiuskirche | Category: Exhibition

“Here I Stand" Martin Luther, the Reformation and its consequences

Poster exhibition from the State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt – State Museum of Prehistory

With the aid of modern infographics, the exhibition demonstrates and explains the major stages in the history of the Reformation and its effects up to the present day. The show sheds light on...
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Evangelical-Lutheran religious refugees from the Salzburger Land passing through Leipzig (Photo: Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts)
27th Jan 2017 - 25th Jun 2017 | Bach Museum Leipzig | Category: Exhibition

Worlds of Belief

Reformation Jubilee cabinet exhibition in the Bach Museum Leipzig

Since the beginning of the Reformation in Leipzig, the Lutheran denomination has formed a stable basis for religious and social coexistence. People from all over Europe, of different denominations...
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German National Library
1st Mar 2017 - 1st Mar 2018 | German National Library – German Museum of Books and Writing | Category: Exhibition

... in the language of the common people: Luther’s Linguistic Genius

Digital exhibition

No one has left a greater mark on the German language than Martin Luther. In his writings he provided the Germans with a common language for the first time – from the North Sea to the Alps....
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Photo: Leipzig City Library
10th Mar 2017 - 10th Jun 2017 | Leipzig City Library | Category: Exhibition

“Stories in pictures – From single-leaf prints to the graphic novel”

An exhibition by the Leipzig Municipal Libraries, the Museum for Printed Art in Leipzig and the German Museum of Books and Writing at the German National Library.

Plenty of information has been disseminated since the Reformation and is still circulated to date in the form of images. These recount and visualise stories, helping us understand the content...
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A Sermon of Sankt Jacob (Photo: Leipzig University Library))
10th Mar 2017 - 9th Jul 2017 | 10.00am - 06.00pm | Bibliotheca Albertina | Category: Exhibition

Scene change

Book illustration in the Reformation period

The Reformation sparked by Martin Luther turned not only the view of the world upside down, but also the way in which the world was depicted. This is demonstrated in books printed during the...
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Silver Luther Chalice, 1536, Leipzig Museum of City History ( Photo: Helga Schulze-Brinkop)
12th Apr 2017 - 28th Jan 2018 | Leipzig Museum of City History | Category: Exhibition

Luther in Dispute. Leipzig and the Consequences

Special exhibition at the Leipzig Museum of City History

The city of Leipzig is a nationally significant spot in Reformation history. This historical watershed moment is forever anchored in the city's memory and will receive special acknowledgement...
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The Schwabacher – the most common typeface in Reformation printed works (Photo: Museum of Printing Arts, Leipzig)
4th May 2017 - 24th Sep 2017 | Museum of Printing Arts, Leipzig | Category: Exhibition

Luther - Leipzig - Letter Press!

Martin Luther goes to press

A piece of Reformation history can be experienced at the Leipzig Museum of Printing Arts under the slogan “Luther ‒ Leipzig ‒ Letter Press", by means of installations in the permanent exhibition...
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Death and Resurrection, Michael Triegel © VG Bild-Kunst-Bonn, 2017
11th May 2017 - 6th Aug 2017 | Leipzig Museum of Fine Arts | Category: Exhibition

Michael Triegel - Emblems and Images

Paintings on Luther’s Table Talk

The word of the Bible and its depiction in images have given rise to much controversy in the Christian religion over the centuries. During the Reformation, images that evoked religious veneration...
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Concordia Choir Minnesota USA
Concert By Grace Alone Reformation Tour 2017 St. Andrews Sanctuary Choir
16th May 2017 | 07.00pm | Nathanaelkirche | Category: Concert

By Grace Alone Reformation Tour 2017

St. Andrews Sanctuary Choir with Vanguard University Singers

Concert at Nathanael Church in Leipzig-Lindenau On the programme: pieces by W.A.Mozart, J.S. Bach, L.v. Beethoven and many more About the artists: Dr. James L. Melton is Director of Choral...
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19th May 2017 | Hartenfels Castle Torgau | Category: Exhibition

Torgau. Home of Renaissance and Reformation

New exhibition opens in Hartenfels Castle

from 19.05.2017 “If Wittenberg is the mother of the revolution, Torgau is its wet nurse.” As the residence of the Elector of Saxony, Torgau played an important role in the Reformation...
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Lucas Cranach Workshop
25th May 2017 - 7th Jul 2017 | Art collection in the rectory | Category: Exhibition

Education in flux

Leipzig University in the Age of the Reformation

The Reformation modernised society, and the universities played a substantial role in this. They too disseminated reformatory ideas and shaped the academic elites of the next generations. A look...
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26th May 2017 - 27th May 2017 | 10.00pm - 11.30pm | Leipzig, Marketplace | Category: Market, Feast, Festival

Reformation Performance "Towards the Light"

One of the highlights of Kirchentag on the Way is a performance by Leipzig artist Falk Elstermann, which will have music, dance and debate happening all at the same time. The title of the 70-minute...
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