Discover World History in Wittenberg
Wittenberg is calling!
Lutherstadt Wittenberg as well as the entire region is inextricably linked with one particular name: Martin Luther. Not only did the theologist's understanding of Gospel radically change the faith of many Christians, it also initiated the foundation of the Protestant Church. To this day, almost 500 years later, his 95 theses serve as an important guide as well as an invitation for many people to become acquainted with Gospel. Attending divine service at the Town and Parish Church of St. Mary's, the church where Luther preached,
you will experience the spirit of optimism, the power and hope of the reformation. But there is more to this exciting era: In the 16th century, Lutherstadt Wittenberg was also the center of social change regarding politics, culture, arts and education. Evidence for this claim can be found all over the region. As the team of the Luther-Hotel, we are looking forward to accompanying you on an expedition that brings history back to life.
For comprehensive information about the city, tourist attractions and events in and surrounding Wittenberg, please contact the Tourist Information of Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm
The parks and gardens of Dessau-Wörlitz are part of the UNESCO World Heritage, as is Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
The city of Dessau, along with the city of Weimar, is one of the most important locations of Bauhaus architecture.
The "City of Iron" is an impressive venue of industrial architecture. The extraordinary backdrop of the city of excavators is highly appreciated among many artists and is thus the place of event for festivals such as the MELT.
Spa Bad Schmiedeberg
The spa town of Bad Schmiedeberg is a state-approved peat and mineral health spa. Since 1878, spa guests have been treated with iron-containing mud or peat baths. However, the region can offer much more in terms of tourist attractions and events. Further information can be found here.
Goitzsche - Bitterfeld - Wolfen
The former area of surface mining has been flooded since 2002. The "Goitzsche" is a beautiful destination for hiking, cycling and sailing.
Christian Sights of Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Discover the Places of Activity of the Reformers
Facade engineering | Annex of the Leucorea | Accommodation of the ev. seminary
The front-buliding of the Lutherhaus is named after its commissioner August, Elector of Saxony (1526-1586). Meant to be an extension to the Leucorea, the university of Wittenberg, the Augusteum was built from 1579-1582. Four years after the fusion of the universities of Wittenberg and Halle, in 1817, it became the location of the theological seminary. Further information can be found here.
In 1508, Luther moved in the "black monastery" as a monch. Today, the former monastery serves as a museum and the main office of the LEUCOREA Foundation.
Courts of Cranach
Former residence and working place of Lucas Cranach | Exhibition
In 1996, the former studio of Cranach was turned into an art school. The Cranach-court on the Schlosstraße 1, situated in the historic city center of Wittenberg, was Cranach's greatest estate. There, father and son, Lucas Cranach the Younger, painted numerous masterpieces at their atelier. Today, it is possible to observe artists pursuing their passion or even attend a course or workshop yourself.
Further details can be found here.
Residence of Johannes Bugenhagens | oldest Protestant parsonage of the world
One of the significant memorials of the reformation, the Buganhagen house is supposed to become part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Until the year 1997, it was residence and place of activity for the superintendants of Wittenberg. Johannes Bugenhagen was the first clergyman after the reformation. He was a friend, ally and chaplain of Martin Luther and lived until 1558. Alongside Luther and Melanchton, Bugenhagen is considered "the third reformer". By means of his knowledge of the Low German Language, the reformation spread to Northern Germany and Scandinavia. Bugenhagen drafted numerous church constitutions.