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World Heritage in Wittenberg

The four world heritage sites in Wittenberg are all within walking distance and can be visited by ambitious guests in one day. The Castle Church of Wittenberg has gained worldwide fame through the posting of the theses and is number one on the sightseeing list for most visitors. Not far away is the City Church of St. Mary, the oldest building in the city, where Martin Luther preached for a long time. A short walk away, you'll first reach the Melanchthon House, the home and workplace of Philipp Melanchthon. The Luther House, formerly the home of Martin Luther and Katharina von Bora, now houses a museum on the history of the Reformation and is just a few minutes' walk from the Melanchthon House.

World Heritage in the region

You can marvel at even more world heritage just outside the city gates, as the Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve with its tranquil Elbe terraces and unique flora and fauna has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. In neighboring Dessau, nature lovers can expect "an outstanding example of the implementation of philosophical principles of the Enlightenment" - the Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Kingdom. The Bauhaus in Dessau was also designated a World Heritage Site in 1996 and masterfully reflects the development of architecture at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Accessible vacation

The World Heritage Sites in Wittenberg are accessible without barriers.

WelterbeCard

With the World HeritageCard of the Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg region, you receive discounted and in some cases even free admission to the World Heritage sites.

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Old Town Railway

You can also easily reach many of the sights located in Lutherstadt with the popular Wittenberg Altstadtbahn.

Public transportation

With bus line 304, which runs every hour, you can reach the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Wörlitz from Wittenberg main station without changing buses.

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