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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…
German in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Tante Emmas Bier- & Caféhaus

Take a step back to the ‘good old times’ in this German country kitchen, serving stodgy, traditional homestyle German fare...and beer! Servers wear frilly white aprons and the room is chock-full of bric-a-brac – fro…
German in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Brauhaus Wittenberg

Wittenberg's brewhouse, with its cobbled courtyard, indoor brewery and shiny copper vats, thrums with the noise of people having a good time. The menu is hearty, but also features smaller dishes for waist-watchers. …
Bar in Lutherstadt Wittenberg


This popular bar is fresh from a facelift and stands out from the crowd among the several other interesting bar/eateries you'll find along Collegienstrasse.
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…