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Wittenberg, Germany

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Published February 5th 2020
Home of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation
Martin Luther

During our trip to Germany, we visited a small town called Wittenberg, located approximately 90kms south-west of Berlin and only an hour's train ride from Berlin. The town centre is about 10 minutes easy walk from the train station and there you will find all the main historical attractions.

Many people would have heard of Martin Luther, the great reformer of Protestant Christianity. Well, Wittenberg is the place associated with Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Luther lived and preached there.

Main street with Tower of Castle Church

The most popular attraction in this town is the Castle Church where Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses that began the Protestant Reformation. The Church has been extensively damaged during the wars but has been rebuilt. The original wooden door has been replaced with a bronze door with an inscription of The Ninety-five Theses. The Castle Church stands at the end of the main street which is lined with quaint 16th and 17th century buildings.

Castle Church

Most places of interest are along the main street and include the Luthers's house where Martin Luther and his wife lived. It's now a museum with an extensive display of paintings and artefacts. It also maintains Luther's original living room.

Door of Castle Church where Luther nailed his 95 thesis

Also in the main street is the market square where the statue of Martin Luther stands.

Town's Main Square

Today, Wittenberg is a popular tourist destination especially for those interested in the history of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation.

Paintings in Luther House

For information on how to visit Wittenberg, visit their tourism website.
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