Since 2017, guests are welcome on the first weekend in October to the festival days "Torgau leuchtet" on the occasion of the inauguration of the Torgau Castle Chapel as the first Protestant church building by Martin Luther on October 5, 1544.

A varied program with a city festival, fair, colorful market hustle and bustle, concerts, museum night and more delighted the young and old guests.


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Illumination Großer Wendelstein © Wolfgang Sens
Illumination Great Wendelstein © Wolfgang Sens

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Event Date 01.10.2021
Event End Date 03.10.2021
Location Torgau - Fortified City and Fortified Castle

Venue Information - Torgau - Fortified City and Fortified Castle

The fortress town of Torgau got its present appearance in the Renaissance of the 16th and early 17th century. The unique, architectural picture of the preserved Torgau Old Town shows pictorially the development of the Torgau during its renaissance flowering period. Torgau was a Saxon country fortress and later as Saxon-Napolean fortress an important and contested military location on the Elbe. At the beginning of the 19th century, Hartenfels Castle became part of the Saxon-Napoleonic fortress and later Prussian barracks. Today it is a monument of international standing and place for significant exhibitions, history and culture.


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Fortified Castle Torgau
Fortified Castle Hartenfels @Stadtverwaltung Torgau