Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Wittenberg - Packing a Reformation Punch

When following the Luther Trail, Wittenberg should be your first stop. A little over an hour south of Berlin, this little city may have suffered much through the war, but it sure packs a punch when talking about the Reformation. For it was here that Luther lived, preached and nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church. It was here that the Protestant Reformation began.

Though there are several sites to see in Wittenberg, here are three important sites to see in your Luther Trail in Wittenberg.

This museum/home of Martin Luther was meticulously curated with collections spanning the reformation and life of Martin Luther. One could spend days just in this museum.

Castle Church
A must see for anyone following the Luther Trail. See the door that Luther is said to have nailed his 95 Theses. But don't be fooled, the door is actually a replica.

Melanchthon haus
The Melanchthonhaus is a townhouse in the German town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. It is a Renaissance building with late Gothic arched windows and the broad-tiered gables. It includes the study of the Protestant Reformer Philipp Melanchthon, who lived there with his family. In 1954 the house became a museum on Melanchthon's life and work displaying paintings, prints and manuscripts by him and his contemporaries. It became a World Heritage Site in 1996.

Wittenberg is a must-see along the Luther trail. Start planning your vacation to Germany with Celtic Tours World Vacations

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