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Town history


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Town Hall

St. Mary's



The Church of St. Mary is already seen looming up out of the townscape in Lucas Cranach’s views of Torgau. This impressive late Gothic hall church was completed in the second half of the fifteenth century, i.e. before the Reformation. The massive western section of the building’s Romanesque predecessor was integrated into the newer construction and still exists today. The southern half of the tower received a Baroque spire in the eighteenth century.

Important exhibition objects have survived the centuries in the interior of this Protestant municipal Church of St. Mary, such as the Altar of the Fourteen Auxiliary Saints by Lucas Cranach the Elder in the southern aisle. On the northern side is the sculptured ledger of the grave of Katharina von Bora, Martin Luther’s wife, who died in Torgau in 1552.

Concerts will take place regularly in St. Mary’s Church during the state exhibition. The programme will be available at this website soon under the heading "Events”.


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