LEIPZIG, Germany, November 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Leipzig, the largest city in the Luther heartland of Central Germany, is celebrating the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 with a wide-ranging programme of events. The Saxon centre of book printing and publishing played a key role in the distribution of Martin Luther's writings, and the Leipzig Disputation in 1519 proved to be the final break with the Roman Catholic Church. The special website http://www.luther-in-leipzig.de does not only provide information about the most important Leipzig sites related to Luther and Bach, but also a preview of events and a dozen special exhibitions in Leipzig's museums throughout 2017. From 24 to 28 May 2017, Leipzig will be hosting a so-called "Kirchentag on the Way" under the banner "Sound of Leipzig: Music. Debate. Life". Kicking off with an open-air ecumenical Ascension Day service, each day will feature a range of cultural, musical and diaconal events. These will include unique formats such as the "Pub Discussions", a spiritual exploration of Leipzig's waterways and a recreation of the Leipzig Disputation. Protestant music will be heard all across the city with performances from university orchestras, the St. Thomas Boys Choir and thousands of wind instrument players.