Luther Memorials in Wittenberg

A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996

UNESCO
Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten | Luther 2017

The great Reformation anniversary of 2017 is just around the corner and highlights the indisputable importance of this city which nearly 500 years ago became the birthplace of Reformation. Surviving sites of that time such as the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg where Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses, bear witness to the historic importance of an entire new epoch.
His loyal companion Philipp Melanchthon and the painter Lucas Cranach the Elder left their marks all across town, all yours to discover. From the Cranach houses and courtyards to the impressive Cranach altar in the City Church to the former houses of Luther and Melanchthon – Lutherstadt Wittenberg holds many sights that make for a very special experience!

Castle Church, City Church, Luther House and Melanchthon House were listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1996.


Castle Church

Castle Church Wittenberg

On 31st October 1517 Martin Luther nailed his ninety-five theses to the main door of the Castle Church which triggered the Reformation. Today the graves of Martin Luther and his friend and reformer Philipp Melanchthon are located inside the church.

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City Church

Parish Church St. Marien (City Church)

The former preaching church of Martin Luther is the oldest building in town. Inside the church you can find the famous Reformation altar designed by Lucas Cranach the Elder as well as Luther’s pulpit which can be admired as a loan to the Luther House.

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Luther House

Luther House

The world's largest museum for the history of the Reformation contains a permanent exhibition about the life and work of the reformer Martin Luther. The former Augustinian monastery became home to Luther’s family in 1532.

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Melanchthon House

Melanchthon House

The former residential building, built for the humanist and reformer Philipp Melanchthon in 1536, is known as one of the most beautiful buildings of Wittenberg.

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