Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia

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  • 1. Lutherhaus

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

  • 2. Schlosskirche

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

  • 3. Cranachhaus

    House/Mansion/Villa

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

  • 4. Cranachhaus

    House/Mansion/Villa

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

  • 5. Haus der Geschichte

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 6. Luther Melanchthon Gymnasium

    Building/Architectural Site

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

  • 7. Luthereiche

    Memorial/Monument/Tomb

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

  • 8. Marktplatz

    Plaza/Square/Piazza

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

  • 9. Melanchthonhaus

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 10. Rathaus

    Building/Architectural Site

    The handsome, white High Renaissance town hall forms the backdrop for the Marktplatz's two statues. ...Read More

  • 11. Stadtkirche St. Marien

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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

  • 12. Wittenberg English Ministry

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    English-speaking visitors can worship in the churches where Martin Luther conducted his ministry thanks to this ministry. During the summer...Read More

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