Luther and the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant Reformation, which contributed to the birth of our modern age. In this one-hour special — filmed on location in Europe — Rick Steves tells the story of a humble monk who lived a dramatic life. Rick visits key sites relating to the Reformation (including Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Rome) and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe — from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation. It's a story of power, rebellion, and faith that you'll never forget. Released 2016.

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Rick Steves' Luther and the Reformation [48 words]
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant Reformation, which contributed to the birth of our modern age. In this special, Rick Steves traces the events while visiting key sites relating to the Reformation. It's a story of power, rebellion, and faith that you'll never forget.

Rick Steves' Luther and the Reformation [60 words]
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant Reformation, which contributed to the birth of our modern age. In this one-hour special, Rick Steves visits key sites relating to the Reformation and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe — from indulgences to iconoclasts. It's a story of power, rebellion, and faith that you'll never forget.

Rick Steves' Luther and the Reformation [90 words]
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther kicked off the Protestant Reformation, which contributed to the birth of our modern age. In this one-hour special — filmed on location in Europe — Rick Steves tells the story of a humble monk who lived a dramatic life. Rick visits key sites relating to the Reformation (including Erfurt, Wittenberg, and Rome) and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe — from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation. It's a story of power, rebellion, and faith that you'll never forget.

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Rick at Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany. Download image

Rick's Luther crew in Wartburg Castle. From left: Rick, producer Simon Griffith, Tim Frakes, and cameraman Peter Rummel. Download image

 

Rick with a 400-year-old Luther Bible in Rothenburg. Download image

Rick and the bronze Luther statue in Wittenberg's market square. Download image

 

Close-up of the Luther statue in Wittenberg. Download image

Rick in the market square in Wittenberg, Germany. Download image

 

Shooting in St. Jacob's Church in Rothenburg. Download image

Martin Luther statue at Neumarkt Square in Dresden, Germany. Download image

 

Following in Luther's footsteps in Wittenberg’s Market Square. Download image

Producer Simon Griffith, Rick, and cameraman Peter Rummel review the script in Wittenberg. Download image

 

Rick and producer Simon Griffith watch a demonstration at Wittenberg's historical printing shop. Download image

Grote Kerk, Protestant church in Haarlem, The Netherlands. Download image

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