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. …
Gallery in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Historische Druckerstube

This gallery is part of the Cranachhöfe complex of courtyards (accessed separately from the main courtyards). It sells ancient-looking black-and-white sketches of Martin Luther, both typeset and printed by hand. Tak…
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…
Museum in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Melanchthon Haus

An expert in ancient languages, Philipp Melanchthon helped Luther translate the bible into German from Greek and Hebrew, becoming the preacher’s friend and most eloquent advocate. This museum, expanded in 2013, occu…
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, for the original portal was destroyed by fire in 1760 and replaced in 1858 with a massive bronze version inscribe…
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 …
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…
Gallery in Lutherstadt Wittenberg


Lucas Cranach’s old residential and work digs have been rebooted as a beautifully restored cultural complex built around two courtyards that often echo with music and readings. There’s a permanent exhibit on the man…
Historic Building in Lutherstadt Wittenberg


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