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Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia Sights

Melanchthonhaus (Melanchthon House)

  • Collegienstr. 60 Map It
  • Wittenberg

Updated 11/07/2013

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In this elegantly gabled Renaissance home, the humanist teacher and scholar Philipp Melanchthon corrected Luther's translation of the New Testament from Greek into German. Luther was hiding in the Wartburg in Eisenach at the time, and as each section of his manuscript was completed it was sent to Melanchthon for approval. (Melanchthon is a Greek translation of the man's real name, Schwarzerdt, which means "black earth"; humanists routinely adopted such classical pseudonyms.)

The second-floor furnishings have been painstakingly re-created after period etchings.

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Collegienstr. 60, Wittenberg, D–06886, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €4
  • Apr.–Oct., daily 10–6; Nov.–Mar., Tues.–Sun. 10–5

Updated 11/07/2013


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