Culture and events in Wittenberg and its surroundings
All highlights at a glance
With local events, Lutherstadt Wittenberg and its surroundings attract a multitude of visitors each year. The offered multifaceted program has something for everybody. Lovers of nature or music equally get what they are looking for here,
just as those interested in culture or ecclesiastical subjects. We at Luther Hotel have assembled a selection of events for you in our cultural calendar.
Culture Calendar 2019
May 10th - 11ed, 2018
Bicycle Sports Days
The Bicycle Sports Days are one of the biggest sport events in Wittenberg. This years main sponsors is the Luther-Hotel Wittenberg. Visitors and participants enjoy this May event with its various events such as the "Kleine Friedensfahrt" for young bicyclists, the Generali Cup for professionals and the Regio Pedale for anyone. Besides the bicycle races and bicycle round trips for bicycle lovers Wittenberg also has something to offer for runners, the so-called Wittenberg Night-Run.
May 18th "Maiblumenfest" - Mayflower Festival
The Mayflower Festival takes place at the marketplace in Wittenberg and has much to offer - gifts and souvenirs, floristry, plants for flower beds, balcony or pots, fruit and vegetables, herbs, spices, perennial plants and also fresh asparagus from Seyda and wine specialties from Jessen. Of course, you may also enjoy or purchase new horticultural products at the may flower festival. There will be extensive information about plants, nature and the environment. You may enjoy nicely arranged flowers at the market place and take home lots of ideas when the garden centers present their favorites during a window box competition.
June 14th - 16th, 2018 "Luthers Hochzeit" - Luthers Wedding
Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors witness the historic moment of June 13, 1525, when the former monk Martin Luther and the escaped nun Katharina von Bora gave the floor. For more than 20 years, the Wittenbergers have been celebrating the feast of Luther's wedding.
Celebrate as the bridal couple and their 2,000 wedding guests wander the streets of Wittenberg's old town. Look forward to colorful robes, musicians, jugglers, knights, merchants, Wittenberg delicacies, fanfares, historic warehouses and markets as well as the historic parade, which will crown Luther's wedding in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
The Luther Wedding 2018: We were there!
On Saturday, June 9, 2018, some employees of the Luther-Hotel participated in the parade in the course of the Luther wedding. We also served delicious biscuits with an information brochure of the restaurant von Bora. The move was a complete success and was a lot of fun for all participating employees.
In the summer you can expect the Wittenberger Hofkonzerte in the Lutherstadt. Every summer Wittenberg opens its backyards and invites to concerts, readings and plays in a convivial atmosphere.
Small and large courtyards provide a view behind the facades of Wittenberg's Old Town and form the picturesque backdrop for exquisite cultural events with regional and national stage sizes.
1st - 4th of August
Wine growers from the region and all over Germany will meet on the Wittenberg market square this weekend. At the stands wine is tasted and sold.
There will be an entertaining stage program on stage.
August 17th, 2019
Wittenberger Adventure Night
A night of art and culture, immersing unknown and familiar places in a new light. Experience museums, churches, galleries and exhibitions in a new, mysterious and interesting way.
In many places in the Old Town you can expect imaginative figures and special sounds for an incomparable evening. Further information can be found here: www.wittenberger-erlebnisnacht.de
September 28th - 29th, 2018
Wittenberg pottery market
To the pottery market in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg numerous pottery workshops and ceramicists are expected. Here they present their handmade goods, such as pots, vases, bowls and much more.
At some stalls you can look over the craftsmen's shoulders and experience the time-consuming process of turning, painting and firing.
Wittenberger night of light
Wittenberg at night. With light accents the Luther city lights up and sights, as well as the city center shines. A special event to end the late summer
Reformation festival and ceremony on Reformation Day
On October 31, Martin Luther proposed his 95 theses against the indulgence to the castle church of Wittenberg. The date is considered the beginning of the Reformation. There are many events around the holiday every year.
Wittenberg Christmas Market
The Wittenberg Christmas Market shines in December 2018 against a Hisoric backdrop! The Luther Hotel is represented there with a stand. Mulled wine and culinary specialties from the restaurant at the Luther-Hotel are offered! Do not miss!