18.02.2015 The Luthergarten grows - New location: Luthergarten New Town Hall

Luthergarten with both locations in the ramparts of Wittenberg

When the first trees in the Luthergarten were adopted Nov. 1, 2009, by representatives of churches, it was not yet clear what significance this Reformation project would have. To date, representatives from 80 countries and many denominations have been welcomed. Besides Lutherans, also Methodists, Anglicans, Mennonites, Catholics, Orthodox, Presbyterian and Reformed have participated in the project. Together, they give a living testimony to the reconciled community in which churches live today.

“500 Years of Reformation  - 500 trees in Wittenberg " - this is an ambitious goal! To reach that goal, the Luthergarten has to be growing continuously. So far, the first Luthergarten site (Luthergarten Andreasbreite) has 292 trees.  All these trees already have been assigned to sponsors.

We are pleased that the Luthergarten continues to grow. A second site is therefore being developed - the Luthergarten at the New Town Hall. This location, too, is in the green belt where ramparts once encircled the town of Wittenberg. There, not far from the Town and Castle churches, another 106 trees have been planted. Therefore, participation by churches in this ecumenical Reformation project is still possible.

More information about the Luthergarten locations can be found here: The Luthergarten - Site plan

Luthergarten Andreasbreite

Luthergarten New Town Hall

Zentrum Luthergarten

Next plantings:

March 11 Ev. Luth. Church in Sierra Leone
March 16 Lutheran Campus Ministry in Clemson, South Carolina, USA
June 16 Church congregations Twelf Apostles in Sarstedt rural and in Liebertwolkwitz, Germany
June 23 Immanuel Luth. Church in Bellevue, Nebraska, USA6
  Further tree plantings are presumably possible from the end of August 2018 onwards. There are only a few trees available. Please register your interest now.

Luthergarten Schlosskirche

Each euro allows the Luthergarten to grow!

It is not possible for all churches to raise the entire amount for the tree planting. But we do not want to exclude any church, particularly in this worldwide and ecumenical project. With your donation, you can help these churches to participate in the unique project Luthergarten.

Bank details:
Account holder: VELKD/LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg
IBAN: DE75 8006 3598 0000 4556 87
Bank:   Volksbank Wittenberg eG
            Collegienstraße 12
            06886 Lutherstadt
Purpose: tree planting WB + your name and address