Luther's refusal of withdrawal at the Reichstag in Worms in 1521 left worldwide clearly visible traces in history and presence until today. Emperor Karl V. let Luther be invited to Worms to the Reichstag in 1521 where he should have revoked his writings. The Worms scene of the refusal of withdrawal is a historic impulse for the development of freedom of conscience. In 2021 is the 500th birthday of the refusal of withdrawal of Luther, Worms will await you with a diverse program around that anniversary! Because of that the city of Worms plans, together with the protestand church, a varied annual program. The opening weekend starts on the 17th of April with the national exhibition "Here I stand- conscience and protest- 1521-2021" in the museum Andreasstift that can be seen until the 31st of October. In the night of 18th of April, Luther time to think and his huge darin will be multimedially staged by EKHN and EKD and muliplied nationwide. From the 16th of July to the 1st of August the Nibelungen festivals show the world premiere of a Luther play by Georg-Büchner award winner Lukas Bärfuss. Over the whole year you can visit the stations of the education and experience course "Luther 1521" between the Heylshof park and the church of the trinity, as well as the Luther round course which leads on Luther's traces through Worms and the big reformation memorial from Ernst Rietschel in the midst of the city centre.