Luther's parents' house

Luthers Elternhaus in Mansfeld

"I am a child of Mansfeld"

Gemaelde Hans Luder, Luthers Elternhaus

For 13 years, from 1484 to 1497, Martin Luther lived in Mansfeld, where he received his first scholastic education at the Mansfeld Latin School.Luther's father, Hans Luder, was a successful smelter and mine owner who became a municipal representative of the town assembly in 1492.  When Hans Luder died, his younger son Jakob took over the property. To all appearances, Martin Luther spent his childhood in the estate until he left Mansfeld in 1497 for further education.

The house remained in the family until 1578. Finally, in 1885, the Mansfeld Luther House Association purchased the house to establish a deaconess residence in it. This was done mainly to commemorate Luther.

The exhibition

With the reopening of Luther's parents' house, Luther's home town has been given a museum. An exhibition entitled "I am a child of Mansfeld" recounts everyday life in Luther's family in Mansfeld, Luther's school and his school history as well as Luther's reception in the Mansfeld area. Exhibits include significant archaeological finds such as the marbles with which Martin Luther played.

Opening hours

April - October

  • Mon–Sun, 10.00 am – 6.00 pm

November - March

  • Tue–Sun, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Entry

Adult 5.00 €
Reduced 2.50 €

Address

Luthers Elternhaus
Lutherstraße 26
06343 Mansfeld-Lutherstadt