Luther Memorials in Wittenberg
A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996
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.