Refektorium mit 10-Gebote-Tafel
©LutherMuseen, Tomasz Lewandowsi

The permanent exhibition

Martin Luther - Life, Work, Impact

The permanent exhibition "Martin Luther - Life, Work & Impact" vividly depicts how Luther lived and how his work changed the world. Exhibits include Luther's monk's habit, the 10 Commandments tablet by Lucas Cranach, Luther's Bible, and manuscripts and medals. The original Lutherstube recalls the famous table talks the reformer held here with his companions and his wife Katharina von Bora. In the impressive Great Lecture Hall you will find exciting contemporary exhibits from the Reformation era.

Lutherhof mit Lutherhaus im Sonnenschein
©WelterbeRegion Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg, Uwe Weigel

The history of the house

From monastery to world heritage

Luther House was built in 1504 as an Augustinian monastery. Known at the time as the "Black Monastery," the name alluded to the cowl color of the Augustinian monks. Martin Luther also lived here as a monk from 1508. In the course of the Reformation, the monastery was dissolved. Luther was given the house in 1532 and lived there with his family and his wife Katharina von Bora. After Luther's death, the University of Leucorea took over the building and converted it into a scholarship house. 

The front house, built in the mid-1580s, was named the Augusteum in memory of the university's patron, August I of Saxony. In 1844, the Luther House was thoroughly renovated by Friedrich August Stüler over a period of 40 years. Until 1937, the first floor of the house housed a Luther school, and in 1883 the first rooms were used for museum purposes. Today, the Augusteum of the Leucorea is used as the central location of the Luther Memorials Foundation for the presentation of special exhibitions. The Luther House has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996.

Interaktive Lernstation für Kinder
©Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten in Sachsen-Anhalt

The Luther House for children

Searching for clues in history

A special highlight for families in the Luther House is the search for clues with Martin Luther's dog Tölpel. At seven stations spread throughout the house, children can learn a lot about Martin Luther and the Reformation in a playful way. Tölpel has his very own stories to tell and invites children (and one or two adults) to participate interactively.


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Opening hours permanent exhibition

April - October
Monday-Sunday: 09.00 am - 06.00 pm

November - March
Monday: closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 10.00 am - 05.00 pm

Due to renovation work, the Luther House is expected to be closed from November 2023 to April 2025. During this time, selected pieces from the Luther House will be exhibited in the neighboring Augusteum. 


Adults: 8,00 €
Reduced: 6,00 €
Group ticket from 10 pers.: 6,00 € per person
Family ticket: 14,00 €
Combiticket Wittenberg: 10,00 € (valid at Lutherhaus & Melanchthonhaus on two consecutive days)


You can visit the Luther House barrier-free.


The World HeritageCard includes free admission to the Luther House and other museums in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. 

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