In the historical Luther Church, the unique tower room offers an intimate retreat.
The small town of Tambach-Dietharz, the largest and most lively of the Her(r)bergskirche locations, is an ideal place for a retreat. The Luther Church, which can be found on the small market square, has a colorful history. The historical events that shaped the building are reflected in the collage of different architectural styles that characterize the church’s appearance. The oldest construction phase from 1350 is still recognizable in the lower floors of the tower, which are made of natural stone, while the upper construction dates back to 1883. Martin Luther himself visited the church in 1537 on his way back from a meeting of Protestant princes in the town of Schmalkalden. A series of fires destroyed the church, and it was rebuilt time and time again. Since 1976 the building has served as a community center. The centuries-old tower houses the small, cozy room provided for overnight guests. The simple bright nave is also available for use at your leisure. The pews are mobile, and you are free to curate the available furniture that was specially designed to fit the space as you see fit. Toilets and a kitchen are available in the basement of the church. Guests can access the shower in the nearby “Haus des Gastes” (guest house) around the clock, just a short walk away through the neighboring spa grounds. On the way back, the Master Eckhart Park, dedicated to the medieval mystic born near Tambach-Dietharz, is the perfect place to reflect on a restful night spent in the tower.