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Cranachhaus (First Cranach House)

  • Markt 4 Map It
  • Wittenberg
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Published 04/24/2016

Fodor's Review

Lucas Cranach the Elder—court painter, printer, mayor, pharmacist, friend of Luther's, and probably the wealthiest man in Wittenberg—lived in two houses during his years in town. This Cranachhaus is believed to have been the first one. His son, the painter Lucas Cranach the Younger, was born here. Some of the interior has been restored to its 17th-century condition. It's now a gallery with exhibits about Cranach's life and work. Check out the goldsmith and potter that are occasionally on hand demonstrating their crafts in the courtyard.

Sight Information


Markt 4, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, D–06886, Germany

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Sight Details:

  • €6
  • Mon.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. 1–5

Published 04/24/2016


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