An expert in ancient languages, Philipp Melanchthon helped Luther translate the Bible into German from Greek and Hebrew, becoming the...
This oak tree marks the spot where the preacher burned the 1520 papal bull threatening his excommunication; the tree itself, though, was...
For bike rental, head to Fahrradhaus Kralisch .
Alt-flavoured pub among several interesting venues along Collegienstrasse.
In Vino Veritas
Antipasti, tapas, salads or pasta dishes form the perfect accompaniment to the global wine menu at this upmarket modern bistro.
Lonely Planet review
Even those with no previous interest in the Reformation will likely be fascinated by the state-of-the-art exhibits in the Lutherhaus, the former monastery turned Luther family home. Through an engaging mix of accessible narrative (in German and English), spotlit artefacts (eg his lectern from the Stadtkirche, indulgences chests, Bibles, cloaks), famous oil paintings and interactive multimedia stations, you’ll learn about the man, his times and his impact on world history. Highlights include Cranach’s Ten Commandments in the refectory and an original room furnished by Luther in 1535. Kids love the exhibit in the cellar, which uses wooden models and sensor-activated sound effects to depict everyday scenes from the life of the Luther family.