Luther Trail

18.9 km long, 6 hours – spectacular views in Luther’s footsteps

The Thuringian Luther Trail is approx. 961 km long and has been leading as a pilgrimage and hiking trail along its entire length to many well-known and some almost forgotten places of the Reformation that are connected with the life and work of Martin Luther (1483 – 1546) and his companions.

On Luther’s Foodsteps

Many of Martin Luther’s stations in life are in Thuringia. In numerous Thuringian places you will be confronted with the works and traces of the reformer. The hiking trail connects 21 fascinating Luther sites that recount touching, eventful and delightful encounters with the Reformer.

In Thuringia, the trail is divided into a west and south loop and a north and east route. It has links to the Luther Trail in Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Bavaria.


  • Coming from the direction of Erfurt (Wallichen
  • Niederzimmern
  • Hopfgarten
  • Nohra
  • Ulla
  • Weimar
  • Umpferstedt
  • Kapellendorf
  • Oberndorf
  • Herressen
  • Apolda
  • Schöten
  • Hermstedt – direction Jena

In the district of Weimarer Land, the Luther Trail runs in the so-called southern loop and has a total length of approx. 40 km including the city of Weimar. The trail follows existing hiking and pilgrimage trails and is signposted throughout. There are also additional information boards at some places.

The patron and ambassador of the Thuringian Luther Trail is the Prime Minister of the Free State of Thuringia, Bodo Ramelow.