Thesentür an der Schlosskirche Wittenberg
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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 in Wittenberg has become famous worldwide due to the theses and is number one on the sightseeing list for most visitors. Not far away is the Town Church St. Mary's, the oldest building in the city, where Martin Luther preached for a long time and also got married. A short walk away, you will 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 contains a museum on the history of the Reformation and is just a short walk from the Melanchthon House.

Villa Hamilton im Sonnenuntergang
Villa Hamilton ©

World Heritage in the region

You can admire even more world heritage just outside the city. The Middle Elbe Biosphere Reserve with its picturesque Elbe meadows and unique flora and fauna has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. In neighboring Wörlitz, nature lovers can expect "an outstanding example of the implementation of philosophical principles of the Enlightenment" - the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-Wörlitz. The Bauhaus in Dessau was also designated a World Heritage Site in 1996 and 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.


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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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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