In 1510, a young monk from Germany named Martin Luther walked 700 miles to Rome on a pilgrimage. He returned home disillusioned, and in 1517, raised 95 difficult theological questions at the university where he taught — and kicked off what became the Protestant Reformation. By questioning corrupt Catholic Church practices, Luther unleashed a torrent of public frustration and undercut the power of the Church. In RICK STEVES SPECIAL: LUTHER AND THE REFORMATION, travel expert Rick Steves sheds light... [see more] on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by visiting key sites (including Erfurt, Wittenberg and Rome), and explores the complicated political world of 16th-century Europe, from indulgences to iconoclasts, and from the printing press to the Counter-Reformation. It's a story of power, rebellion and faith that precipitated change in Europe and Christianity forever, and contributed to the birth of our modern world.