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On the market square in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
On the market square in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Discover Wittenberg in one day

Get to know Lutherstadt Wittenberg on a city tour and fortify yourself with lunch in Wittenberg's old town.

On a public tour of Wittenberg’s historical old town, you can discover, either on foot or taking the convenient old town railway, the town’s most important sights including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Lutherhaus, Melanchthon’s House and the Castle Church and Parish Church.

Those who prefer to explore the original locations of the Reformation individually can take their own tour through the city using an audio guide. Decide how long you want to be on the road and which sights you want to visit.

With your admission ticket to the Lutherhaus, you will visit the largest museum of the history of the Reformation in the world. In the former home of Martin Luther, a permanent exhibition tells the story of the life and work of the Reformer as well as of the changes that took place at the time of the Reformation. Afterwards, you can review your day over a cup of coffee.

contact information

Touristinformation Lutherstadt Wittenberg 
Schlossplatz 2 
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg 

Phone: +49(0)3491 498610 
Mail: info@lutherstadt-wittenberg.de

Wörlitz Castle and Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm
Wörlitz Castle and Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm
Market church Halle (Saale)
Market church Halle (Saale)
At the ensemble around Luther's birthplace in Lutherstadt Eisleben
At the ensemble around Luther's birthplace in Lutherstadt Eisleben

3 days in the footsteps of Martin Luther

 

Martin Luther – this name is inextricably linked to Saxony-Anhalt. Saxony-Anhalt was Luther’s home and is the cradle of the Reformation. Martin Luther was born here, he lived here, the great reformer died here. The ideas of the Reformation have changed Europe and found followers all over the world. Luther's life and work can still be explored today in the original scenes of the Reformation. Whether in Lutherstadt Eisleben, Halle (Saale), Mansfeld-Lutherstadt or Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Luther can be experienced in Saxony-Anhalt. Get to know the most important stations of Martin Luther in his home region on this tour.

DAY 1

You travel to Lutherstadt Wittenberg and embark on a leisurely walk through the city centre with the noble wives of Lucas Cranach and Martin Luther. Barbara Cranach and Katharina von Bora have a good few amusing and interesting things to talk about. The city tour leads over the market square to the Castle Church, where Luther ushered in the Reformation in 1517 by posting his Theses. The original sites of the Reformation in Wittenberg include Melanchthon’s House and the Cranach Courts. The Panorama LUTHER 1517 is dedicated to the events in Wittenberg 500 years ago, when the monk and scholar Martin Luther published his 95 Theses on the reform of the (Catholic) church, setting in motion a dramatic movement which has shaped history and the religions of the world to this day. For the presentation of the 360-degree panorama, a rotunda was built in the old town of Wittenberg, which houses the approximately 15x75 metre large work. Unique to the panoramic project LUTHER 1517 is the combination of a panoramic artwork by Yadegar Asisi with the world event commemorating the Reformation by the Evangelical Church of Germany and the town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. The impressive panorama can be seen in the exhibition rotunda "w360" in Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

In the afternoon of this short trip, the nearby Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz is worth a visit. Enjoy a tour through the beautiful historic park landscape or discover the garden kingdom with a gondola ride over the Wörlitz lake with coffee and cake!

DAY 2

In Halle (Saale) Luther's body was laid out for one night during its transfer to Wittenberg. The death mask and an imprint of his hands can be seen today in the crypt of the market church of “Our Lady”. The Handel Town offers cultural delights of the highest standard: You can also visit the Handel house, Giebichenstein Castle or the State Museum for Prehistory, which exhibits the famous “Nebra Sky Disk”. The school town which is part of the "Francke Foundations" with its palace-like orphanage is also worth a visit.

DAY 3

On the third day of the cultural trip, you will travel to Eisleben, where Luther was born and died. In Lutherstadt Eisleben, Luther's Birthplace and the place where the Reformer died invite you to visit. Both houses are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The interesting interactive exhibitions illuminate the beginning and the end of Martin Luther's life. In the afternoon, the trail takes us in the footsteps of Luther to Mansfeld, where he spent his childhood. In the small town in southern Harz you can visit the museum in the home of Luther's parents with its exhibition "I am a child of Mansfeld". 

Overview of attractions

Lutherstadt Wittenberg: Lutherstadt Wittenberg: Lutherhaus/Augusteum, Parish Church St. Mary’s, Cranach-House and Cranach Courts, Melanchthon's House, Castle Church with portal where the Theses were posted

Halle (Saale): Market church "Our Lady", Cathedral, Handel House, Francke Foundations, Giebichenstein Castle, Saline Museum, State Museum, Moritzburg Castle

Lutherstadt Eisleben Luther's Birthplace, Baptism Centre (Luther's Baptistry), St. Andrew's Church, The House where Luther died, St. Anne's Church

Mansfeld-Lutherstadt: Luther's parents' house, Parish Church of St. George’s, Mansfeld Castle 

contact information

Touristinformation Lutherstadt Wittenberg 
Schlossplatz 2 
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg 

Phone: +49(0)3491 498610 
Mail: info@lutherstadt-wittenberg.de

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