Studier- und Sterbezimmer Philipp Melanchthons
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The permanent exhibition on the life and work of Melanchthon

The beautiful Melanchthon House is not only charming from the outside, it also has a lot to offer on the inside. The former home of Philipp Melanchthon, which was built especially for him and his family, has remained almost untouched over the centuries. The building has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. A new building on the neighboring property complements the Melanchthon House, and today the permanent exhibition "Philipp Melanchthon: Life - Work - Impact" is housed on approximately 600 m² of exhibition space.  

The exhibition section in the new building shows manuscripts, prints, paintings and busts that tell of Melanchthon's importance for the Reformation and for the development of Protestantism. Among the exhibits are previously unpublished salary receipts and town histories, as well as a larger-than-life portrait of Melanchthon that has been painstakingly restored. In the old residential building you will find illustrations and recreated everyday objects from the time of the Reformation.

The Melanchthon House with children

The exhibition in the Melanchthon House is also a nice destination for families, because for children and teenagers special elements are created to avoid boredom. With a mysterious cast-iron key, children can open chests and cupboards and discover hidden games. Together with Magdalena, Melanchthon's ten-year-old daughter, they discover the secrets of the house and are introduced to the history of the Reformation in a playful way.

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Opening hours permanent exhibition

April 1 - October 31
Monday-Sunday: 10.00 am - 6.00 pm

November 1 - March 31
Monday: closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm  

Opening hours during Christmas and  turn of the year 2022/2023
24.-26.12.2022: closed
27. – 30.12.2022: 10:00 am – 05:00 pm  
31.12.2022: closed
01.01.2023: closed
 

 

Prices

Adults: 5,00 €
reduced: 2,50 €
Group ticket (from 10 persons): 4,00 € per person
Family ticket: 10,00 €
Combiticket (Melanchthon House & Luther House): 10,00 €

Accessibility

The Melanchthon House is barrier-free accessible.

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The WelterbeCard gives you free admission to the Melanchthon House and 8 other museums and exhibitions in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. In addition, many other benefits await you throughout the World Heritage Region. 

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