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City guide in the old town of Wittenberg, dressed as Katharina von Bora
City guide in the old town of Wittenberg, dressed as Katharina von Bora

Discover Wittenberg in one day – Following in the footsteps of the Reformers in the Luther House in Wittenberg

There is a lot to discover during a family holiday to Wittenberg. Wittenberg offers countless wonderful experiences, and not just for those interested in history and culture. This is a playful way to discover Martin Luther’s world. People of all ages can venture out on a journey of exploration together.

Who was this man who changed Christianity and the world forever? What was it like to be a child during those times? What did Luther bring about, and which of the Reformer’s achievements are still significant to this day? You and your family can discover Luther’s life story together and see the 95 Theses and his translation of the Bible!

There are plenty of interactive opportunities for children: They can craft a Luther rose from clay, write with a quill pen and ink, illuminate their own initials, make their own paint during a workshop and design a page of a book.

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Touristinformation Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Schlossplatz 2
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg

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

In the historic printer's room on the Cranachhof in Luther's Wittenberg
In the historic printer's room on the Cranachhof in Luther's Wittenberg
Detail in the historic printer's room on the Cranachhof in the Luther's Wittenberg
Detail in the historic printer's room on the Cranachhof in the Luther's Wittenberg

3 days Wittenberg for creative people

The historic printing works in the Cranachhöfen provide insights into the art of printing in the days of Lucas Cranach the Elder. Here he printed u. a. after Luther's translation of the Bible. In the painting school, children can learn old and new techniques of artistic design, such as linocut, woodcut, cardboard printing, etching, clay work, felting, paper-making, crafting colored paper, making bookbinding or coloring.

You can spend time in nature with the children, for example, at Apollensberg. At the 127-meter-high mountain just outside the city, parents and their children can learn more about the special and rare plant species and the resident songbirds growing there on the nature trail. Once at the top you have a wonderful view of the Lutherstadt Wittenberg, the Elbe and the Fläming Nature Park.

Cycling paths through (and beyond) the region provide access to the area, and you can even travel by inline skates on the ‘Flaeming-Skate’ route, a well-paved network of paths away from vehicular traffic. If the grownups need a time-out, the Luther Garden in Wittenberg’s Wallanlagen park is the perfect place to relax. Here, children can run around and play as much as they like while the adults enjoy the shade under 500 trees that come from all around the world.

From April to October, the "Alaris Butterfly Park" is a popular destination for families. With more than 140 different butterfly species, it is one of the largest butterfly parks in Germany. If you need a little more than just nature, you can take a look around the animal park in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. There are monkeys, meerkats, parrots and Co. waiting for your visit. You will also find Saxony-Anhalt's only cold-water aquarium, home to around 25 different species of fish. At the petting zoo you will come very close to the animals. There is also an animal enclosure at the NABU center in the Wittenberg town forest. Here, native wild and farm animals live together peacefully. On the adventure playground, the little ones can let off steam after a walk on the nature trail. If the weather is not so good or your legs are tired from running, you can also explore the city with the old town train or with a boat trip on the Elbe.

An essential recommendation and indisputably unforgettable highlight of a trip to Wittenberg is the "Luthers Hochzeit" ("Luther’s Wedding") festival, which takes place every June: The bride and groom preside over a wedding reception in the market square after more than 2,000 wedding guests in traditional costumes parade through the Old Town. This huge ceremonial procession in historical garb is worth seeing at least once.

On the festive weekend from Friday to Sunday, an opulent and varied program can be experienced at the original locations of the wedding and the work of Martin Luther. Craftsmen, innkeepers and musicians are stored around the castle church with the world-famous Thesenür, provide attendants, lansquenets and the castle guard for the Safety of the well-traveled onlookers. Jugglers and musicians show off their skills, while artisans sell their wares and landlords praise delicacies from the kitchen and cellar.

contact information

Touristinformation Lutherstadt Wittenberg 
Schlossplatz 2 
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg 

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

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