Programmes for confirmands

Wittenberg - Birthplace of the Reformation

A journey into the world of Martin Luther and Lucas Cranach

Workshops - Guided tours - Overnight stays at Cranach-Hof

It is well known that knowledge can be acquired most sustainably through direct experience and practical action. To grasp the significance of the Reformation for intellectual and social life, a trip to the city of the Reformation is worthwhile: Lutherstadt Wittenberg. Here you can encounter the work of several important personalities of the Reformation.

Lucas Cranach, an important and famous Renaissance painter and friend of Martin Luther, ran a world-famous painting workshop in Wittenberg. Today, in the lovingly restored Cranach-Hof in Schlossstraße 1, you will find a youth art school that does cultural education work in the spirit of Cranach. We offer workshops on various topics for confirmation candidates.

For confirmation groups staying longer in the city, we can offer overnight accommodation in the quarters of the Cranach Hostel, directly in the courtyard at Schlossstraße 1. They have a kitchen for self-catering on the floor or can use the breakfast service. The hostel has a seminar room for group work. The courtyard and garden can also be used by arrangement.

Please let us advise you!

Programme components:

  • Guided tour of the St. Mary's Church with a visit to the altarpiece by Lucas Cranach the Elder.
  • Guided tour of the Cranach House and the permanent exhibition
  • Visit to the painting school on the Cranach farm at Schlossstraße 1

Workshop topics:

  • Woodcut/linocut with focus on content
  • Making paints according to old recipes
  • Guided tour of the printers' room on the subject of letterpress printing with practical part
  • Further recommendations:
  • Visit to the Luther memorials
  • Visit to the Castle Church and the Thesis Door
  • Visit to the Melanchthon House
  • Asisi Panorama
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