Luther, Knights, Peasants and Cities

The exhibition focuses on the period around 1500 and in particular the reformation after1517. Martin Luther lived in the Coburg castle during the Imperial Diet of Augsburg in 1530. The (social) role and situation of peasants, cities, nobility and clergy is being shown and discussed. The regions of Swaben, Hessen and Bayern are at the centre of the attention. Works by contemporary artists, such as Cranach, Dürer and many others, are presented and shown into the perspective of this turbulent time.