Sights – History – Culture

Torgau’s 1000-year history is literally noticeable – in every corner of the historic old town. Along the stately patrician houses you walk from the Renaissance market place in a few minutes to the most important surviving castle of the early Renaissance in Germany – Hartenfels Castle. Climb the 163 steps of the Hausmannsturm – a wide view over the Elbe meadows and the red roofs of the old town will reward you. Regularly changing special exhibitions will be on display in Torgau. The best way to get a feel for the time of the Reformation is to visit the castle chapel, the first Protestant church that was built according to Martin Luther’s ideas and was also consecrated personally by the reformer. Luther’s wife, Katharina von Bora, died in Torgau. Her death house is part of the Torgau Museum Trail. Catherine’s grave can be seen in the Marienkirche.

Hartenfels Castle

Churches & places of reformation

Museums & Exhibitions

History of Torgau

Culture & Events