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Luther's Writings

The Luther Bible with a handwritten dedication by Luther, photo: William Schanzer

Luther Library

Constructed in 1963, the Guildhall is now home to the City Library. It is in charge of the Luther Library with its over 650 printed works from the Reformation era, including works by Luther and Melanchthon.

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Schöffer`s print shop

Printed Works by Schöffer

Peter Schöffer the Younger was born in Mainz sometime between 1475 and 1480. His father ran a print shop in the city. He relocated to Worms in 1518 and began to print writings sympathetic to the Reformation cause

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Cover of Martin Luther's Letter to the Aldermen, photo: Worms City Library

Letter to the Councillors

The Worms City Library owns the pamphlet "To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation Concerning the Reform of the Christian Estate" (printed 1524 in Wittenberg) and has therefore been listed in the Memory of the World Programme since 9 October 2015. 

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Martin Luther

Luther's theology

Sola fide, sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia: through Faith alone, by Scripture alone, in Christ alone, by Grace alone! These four maxims, which had already been developed by 1521, astutely summarise the theology of Martin Luther. 

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