Event Highlights 2024/2025

Freiheyt and Gerechtigkeyt 1525 – 500 Years Peasants' War in Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt

In memory of the Peasants' War of 1525 and Thomas Müntzer, Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt offer numerous events at authentic locations, on streets, squares, stages and in nature. Experience history at first hand and be inspired by the fight for freedom and justice.

2024

Lecture: "Thomas Müntzer and the Peasants' War in Bad Frankenhausen on 15 May 1525"

19 March 2024 – 7.30 pm
Regionalmuseum Bad Frankenhausen

Lecture: How to exhibit the Peasants' War? 

21 March 2024 – 6.30 pm
Luther's childhood home in Lutherstadt Mansfeld

Presentation of the annual medal "Thomas Müntzer's Sermon to the Princes 1524" 

31 March 2024 – 11.00 am (and other dates)
Stolberg (Harz) „Alte Münze“

Lecture: "Is a new memorial to Thomas Müntzer and the Peasants' War in Bad Frankenhausen still appropriate?"

21 May 2024 – 7.30 pm 
Regionalmuseum Bad Frankenhausen

Theatre: Thomas Müntzer - son of Stolberg

25 May 2024 – 8.00 pm
Forest stage Stolberg (Harz)

Theatre: Thomas Müntzer - son of Stolberg

26 May 2024 – 3.00 pm 
Forest stage Stolberg (Harz)

Re-enactment of the peasant procession from Mühlhausen to Bad Frankenhausen 

28 – 30 May 2024 
Pre-registration required, only for multipliers in and around Mühlhausen and Bad Frankenhausen

Part of the state exhibition "Gerechtigkeyt 1525" - "1525! Awakening for justice"

From 31 May 2024 – 10.00 am
Exhibition period: 31 May 2024 – 06 January 2026

LutherMuseums Eisleben and Mansfeld

 

Family festival for the special exhibition "1525! Awakening for justice"

01 June 2024 – 10.00 am
Luther's childhood home in Lutherstadt Mansfeld

Special exhibition: "Dieter Jumtow - with pencil and brush on the trail of Thomas Müntzer and the Peasants' War"

12 June 2024 – 7.00 pm Opening
Exhibition period: 12 June - 31 October 2024

Regionalmuseum Bad Frankenhausen

Workshop: "The museum for everyone!" as part of "1525! Uprising for justice"

16 June 2024 – 2.00 pm
Luther's parents' house Lutherstadt Mansfeld

Lecture: How to exhibit the Peasants' War?

18 June 2024 – 6.30 pm
Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Lecture: Müntzer's estate on Stalin's desk

20 June 2024 – 6.30 pm
Luther's death house in Lutherstadt Eisleben

Medieval market at Mansfeld Castle to commemorate the Peasants' War

28 June – 30 June 2024
Mansfeld Castle

Lecture: The knight, Judas and the women

09 July 2024 – 6.30 pm
Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Film screening: Thomas Müntzer - A film of German history

26 July 2024 – 9.00 pm 
Luther's childhood home in Lutherstadt Mansfeld

Citizens' breakfast in the town of Allstedt to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the prince's sermon

10 August 2024 (expected)
City of Allstedt

Lecture: "The Sistine of the North - the history of the Panorama Museum Bad Frankenhausen"

17 September 2024 – 7.30 pm
Regionalmuseum Bad Frankenhausen

 

Lecture: "The art of the reformer - portraits of Thomas Müntzer in painting and graphic art"

19 November 2024 – 7.30 pm 
Regionalmuseum Bad Frankenhausen 

Part of the state exhibition "Gerechtigkeyt 1525" - Early Renaissance: Central Germany on the eve of the Peasants' War

Exhibition period: 24 November 2024 - 02 March 2025Moritzburg Art Museum Halle (Saale)

 

2025

Lecture: "500 years of the Battle of Frankenhausen - From the prehistory of the so-called peasant battle"

21 January 2025 – 7.30 pm 
Regionalmuseum Bad Frankenhausen

Lecture: "500 Battle of Frankenhausen 1525 - an event characterises the town and region"

18 February 2025 – 7.30 pm
Regionalmuseum Bad Frankenhausen

"Strangers in the imperial city", 12th scientific imperial city conference

03 – 05 March 2025 
Mühlhausen

New permanent exhibition "Alte Münze" and special exhibition on the HEIMATSTIPENDIUM

22 March 2025 – 3:00 pm Opening
Stolberg (Harz)

 

Part of the national exhibition "Gerechtigkeyt 1525" - Planetary farmers

Spring 2025
Moritzburg Art Museum Halle (Saale)

Unveiling and presentation of the unique Dürer monument

05 April 2025 
Mühlhausen

Easter market

17 April 2025 
Mühlhausen

Exhibition "Apocalyptic Art" of the Wittenberg Art Collection

April – October 2025 
Mühlhausen

Co-operative exhibition: 1525 - Peasants' War in the Henneberg region

On closer inspection, the great German Peasants' War of 1525 consisted of a number of regional peasant wars. In Thuringia, the focal points were in the north - associated with the names Thomas Müntzer, Mühlhausen and Frankenhausen - and in the south-west - the Henneberger Land, which belonged to the Franconian Imperial District and is now part of the Free States of Thuringia and Bavaria.

April – October 2025

  • Special exhibition "Castles in the Peasants' War"
    German Castle Museum Veste Heldburg
  • Special exhibition "The peasants and the Peasants' War"
    Henneberg Museum Münnerstadt
  • Special exhibition "Monasteries and the Peasants' War: Storming the Silence? Veßra Monastery in the year of the Peasants' War 1525"
    Henneberg Museum Veßra Monastery
  • Special exhibition "Peasants' War and the town"
    Museum Wilhelmsburg Castle Schmalkalden
  • Special exhibition "Regional rule and the Peasants' War"
    Natural History Museum Bertholdsburg Castle Schleusingen

 

Opening of the national exhibition "Freiheyt 1525 - 500 years of the Peasants' War"

26 April – 19 October 2025
Mühlhäusen Museums, Mühlhausen

  • "Society in transition: living environment - models of order - upheavals" 
    Museum St. Marien | Müntzer Memorial Mühlhausen
  • "The Peasants' War 1524/25: Radicalisation - Crisis Management - Escalation - Consequences"
    Peasants' War Museum Kornmarktkirche Mühlhausen
  • "Interpretation and Reception: Memory - Instrumentalisation - Interpretation"
    Mühlhausen Museum of Cultural History
  • "History Lab: History laboratory and cultural space for guests and citizens around the state exhibition" 
    Museum All Saints' Church Mühlhausen

Legend of Cross - Freyheit (with Olympic champion Nils Schumann)

03 May 2025 
At the Schlachtberg, Bad Frankenhausen 

"Tour of the ages with historical models by Werner Tübke"

Opening of the state exhibition "Freiheyt 1525 - 500 years of the Peasants' War"
10 May – 17 August 2025
Panoramamuseum Bad Frankenhausen

Special exhibition: "500 years of the Peasants' Battle of Frankenhausen 1525 - an event characterises the town and region"

10 May 2025 - Morning opening #DENKjahr 2025
Special exhibition period: 10 May - 17 August 2025
Special themed exhibitions: 17 August - 31 October 2025

Regionalmuseum Bad Frankenhausen

 

Part of the national exhibition "Gerechtigkeyt 1525" - Public art trail

17 May 2025 Opening
City of Allstedt

Thomas Müntzer Festival - signs and wonders

22 May – 22 June 2025 (always Thursday to Sunday)
Bad Frankenhausen

Festival in dialogue: Clarinets & Friends

22 – 25 May 2025 
Mühlhausen

Freiheytsfest - medieval market with scenic presentation

29 May – 01 June 2025 
Mühlhausen

Kultursommer meets Thomas-Müntzer Festival

16 – 29 June 2025
Bad Frankenhausen

City tour " In the footsteps of Thomas Müntzer and the Peasants' War events of 1525 through Bad Frankenhausen"

17 June 2025 – 7.00 pm
from Regionalmuseum Bad Frankenhausen 

TThematic church service with clown

13 June 2025
Kurpark Bad Frankenhausen

Part of the state exhibition "Gerechtigkeyt 1525" - multimedia exhibition on Thomas Müntzer

Summer 2025
Allstedt Castle

Decentralised church congress all about Thomas Müntzer

29 August – 31 August 2025
in Stolberg (Harz), Allstedt and Heldrungen

Night of the open churches

30 August 2025 
Bad Frankenhausen

Renaissance craft market

31 August 2025 
Mühlhausen

Battle re-enactment on the mountain

05 – 07 September 2025 
At the Schlachtberg, area around the Panorama Museum Bad Frankenhausen

Farmers' market for the #DENKjahr 2025

12 – 14 September 2025 
Bad Frankenhausen

Open Monument Day with traditional organic market

14 September 2025 
Mühlhausen

Premiere of a Müntzer oratorio

14 September 2025 
Divi Blasii Church, Mühlhausen

 

Traditional autumn market on the Day of German Unity

03 October 2025 
Mühlhausen

Night of lights with illumination of the Mühlhausen churches

17 – 18 October 2025 
Mühlhausen

Last day of the state exhibition "Freiheyt 1525 - 500 years of the Peasants' War"

19 October 2025 
Mühlhausen

Performance of Thomas Müntzer's German mass 

31 October 2025 
Divi Blasii Church, Mühlhausen 

Müntzer mass in the Lower Church

31 October 2025 
Bad Frankenhausen

Mühlhausen Christmas market

10 – 14 December 2025 
Mühlhausen

 

You can download the event highlights here. Further information on the two state exhibitions in Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt can be found at www.bauernkrieg2025.de and www.gerechtigkeyt1525.de

Note: All events have been carefully researched, translated into English and are based on information provided by the tourism institutions, cities and regional tourism organisations in Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt. Thüringer Tourismus GmbH accepts no liability for the accuracy, completeness and currency of the information. All information is non-binding.
As of: 1 March 2024

Header: Kur- & Tourismus GmbH Bad Frankenhausen