Luther memorials in the Lutheran towns of Wittenberg, Eisleben and Mansfeld
In the Luther memorials you can immerse yourself in the world of Martin Luther and the events of the Reformation.
In the Luther memorials in the towns of Wittenberg, Eisleben, and Mansfeld, you can experience the central venues of Reformation history up close and personal. Some of the memorials have been UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1996. They were lovingly restored and today they offer a unique insight into the history of the Reformation and those who paved the way for it. World Heritage memorials include the Luther House, which today is home to the world's largest museum dedicated to the Reformation, the Castle Church on the door of which Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses and in which he was buried, the town Church of St. Mary's in which he preached for 30 years as well as the Melanchthon House in which you can learn all about his companion Philipp Melanchthon. The Cranach houses and farms are not World Heritage sites but also form part of the Luther memorials in Wittenberg. Lucas Cranach the Elder and his son Lucas Cranach the Younger lived and worked here, and both of them made major contributions to the Reformation by mass producing Luther's translation of the Bible as well as portraits of the central figures of the Reformation in their printing works.
The house where Luther was born and the house where he died in Eisleben also form part of the Luther memorials, and represent so-to-speak the basic facts of Luther's life. In both houses, you can find out more about Martin Luther's first and last days on tours of the houses on the basis of authentic exhibits. The exhibition, "I am a child of Mansfeld", in the house of Martin Luther's parents, is also dedicated to the reformer. In replicated rooms you can gain an impression of how he spent his childhood and youth. Two churches in Eisleben also form part of the Luther memorials. The St. Petri-Pauli Church in which Martin Luther was baptized one day after his birth, and which was reopened in 2012 as the "Baptism Centre", as well as the St. Andreas Church in which Martin Luther gave his final sermons, and which held the first memorial service after his death.