Insight into Luther's Childhood
One of the most important landmarks for anyone who visits Mansfeld (either for its culture or just as a weekend getaway) is the former home of Luther’s parents, Hans and Margarethe Luder. The exhibition, ‘I am a child of Mansfeld’, details the family’s daily life, Luther’s experience at school and his childhood in general. The exhibition displays significant archaeological artefacts such as the marbles Luther once played with.
Luther’s parents’ house was extensively renovated in 2014 and a modern museum building was added. Archaeological excavations took place during the renovation. Hundreds of the objects found – like a cooking pot and a spigot – can now be viewed as part of the exhibition.
Only the foundations remain of what was once the first school Luther attended. Nevertheless, every year on the first Saturday after Easter, his enrolment is re-enacted and celebrated at the site. Today, Luther’s Well (Lutherbrunnen), which was constructed in 1913, commemorates the Reformer. Another visitor attraction is the Luther portrait dating from 1540, in St. George’s Church. It depicts Martin Luther in full regalia and is his only full-body portrait.
Mansfeld palace on top of the Burgberg near Mansfeld, which was once the fortress of the Counts of Mansfeld, is open to visitors.
The Tourist Information in Lutherstadt Eisleben and the town of Mansfeld offers short package deals to Martin Luther’s home town and have compiled interesting holiday arrangements for visitors.
More information can be found on the following website: www.lutherstaedte-eisleben-mansfeld.de.
06343 Stadt Mansfeld
Phone: +49 (0)34782 90342
Things to see in Mansfeld-Lutherstadt