500 years of Reformation - 500 trees in Wittenberg

In 2017, Lutheran churches has commemorated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation that had its beginnings in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. Churches from all over the world and from all confessions were invited to sponsor one of the 500 trees to be planted in Wittenberg, and at the same time to plant a corresponding tree in a place that is significant for their own church.

The Luthergarten was designed by the landscape architect Dr. Andreas Kipar from Milan.

Detailed information and the state of the planting so far can be found on the website of the Luthergarten


Tree planting in the Luthergarten

Until beginning of October 2018, 471 trees were adopted. The international seminars or visits in Wittenberg are always a good chance to involve churches that didn't take part so far in this project.

The next plantings will be:

Oct 10 Church District Großbeeren, Germany
Oct 26 Docese Lapua, Finland
Oct 29 Ecumenical Council Berlin Brandenburg, Germany
Oct 29 Evangelical Church Congregation Bad Schmiedeberg, Reinharz, Patzschwig, Germany

Further tree plantings are possible from the end of August 2018 onwards. There are only a few trees available. Please register your interest now.