Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia Sights

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Cranachhaus

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In the second Wittenberg home of Cranach the Elder, the Renaissance man not only lived and painted but also operated a print shop, which...

Cranachhaus

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Lucas Cranach the Elder—court painter, printer, mayor, pharmacist, friend of Luther's, and probably the wealthiest man in Wittenberg—lived...

Haus der Geschichte

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This museum makes a valiant attempt to evaluate the history of the GDR. It provides fascinating insight into the day-to-day culture of...

Luther Melanchthon Gymnasium

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In 1975 the city erected a typical East German prefab building to house the Luther Melanchthon Gymnasium, but in the early 1990s, art...

Luthereiche

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In a small park, the Luthereiche marks the spot where, in 1520, Luther burned the papal bull excommunicating him for his criticism of...

Lutherhaus

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Within Lutherhhaus is the Augustinian monastery where Martin Luther lived both as a teacher-monk and later, after the monastery was dissolved...

Marktplatz

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Two statues are the centerpiece here: an 1821 statue of Luther by Johann Gottfried Schadow, designer of the quadriga and Victory atop...

Melanchthonhaus

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In this elegantly gabled Renaissance home, the humanist teacher and scholar Philipp Melanchthon corrected Luther's translation of the...

Schlosskirche

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In 1517 an indignant Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses, which attacked the Roman Catholic Church's policy of selling indulgences, to...

Stadtkirche St. Marien

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From 1514 until his death in 1546, Martin Luther preached two sermons a week in the twin-tower Stadtkirche St. Marien. He and Katharina...

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