Top Choice Museum in Lutherstadt Wittenberg


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, operated as a museum since 1883. …
Church in Lutherstadt Wittenberg


Did he or didn’t he nail those 95 theses to the door of the Schlosskirche? We’ll never know for sure, since the original portal was destroyed by fire in 1760 and replaced in 1858 with a massive bronze version inscri…
Museum in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Haus der Geschichte

If you want to catch a glimpse of daily life in the region, especially life beyond the former Iron Curtain, pop by the Haus der Geschichte. The ground floor has a long-running special exhibition on German–Russian re…
Museum in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Melanchthon Haus

This museum, expanded in 2013, occupies the former quarters of Philipp Melanchthon, an expert in ancient languages who helped Martin Luther translate the Bible into German from Greek and Hebrew, becoming the preache…
Gallery in Lutherstadt Wittenberg


The former residence and workplace of Lucas Cranach, considered to be among the most prolific German painters and printmakers of the Reformation, have been rebooted as a beautifully restored cultural complex built a…
Gallery in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Historische Druckerstube

This gallery sells ancient-looking black-and-white sketches of Martin Luther, both typeset and printed by hand. Take a tour to hear the owner explain the sketches and early printing techniques. It's part of the Cran…
Architecture in Lutherstadt Wittenberg


How would you like to study grammar and algebra in a building where trees sprout from the windows and gilded onion domes balance above a rooftop garden? This fantastical environment is everyday reality for the lucky…
Church in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Stadtkirche Wittenberg

The Stadt- und Pfarrkirche St Marien (Stadtkirche Wittenberg) was where Martin Luther’s ecumenical revolution began, with the world’s first Protestant worship services in 1521. It was also here that Luther preached …
Landmark in Lutherstadt Wittenberg


This oak tree marks the spot where, on 10 December 1520, Luther burned the papal bull (a treatise issued by then-Pope Leo X ordering his excommunication) and a number of other books on church law; the tree itself wa…
Historic Building in Lutherstadt Wittenberg


Lutherstadt Wittenburg's restored Renaissance Rathaus (town hall) is the present home to local government offices and not-for-profit organisations.