Welcome to Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Today, Wittenberg retains its significance for the world’s 340 million Protestants, including 66 million Lutherans, and for those who simply admire Luther for his principled stand against authority. Sometimes called the ‘Rome of the Protestants’, its many Reformation-related sites garnered the city World Heritage status in 1996. If you're not into history or religion, it's still an interesting, if unremarkable, place to visit.

A university town since 1502, the Wittenberg of Luther's era was a hotbed of progressive thinking that also saw priests get married and educators such as Luther's friend Philipp Melanchthon argue for schools to accept female pupils.

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