Lutherhalle/Lutherhaus
Lutherhalle/Lutherhaus
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Peter B
Cincinnati, OH432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I studied history under a reformation specialist, so seeing Luther's home was a treat. It is a well-organized, compact museum with English signage. You can buy a ticket that lets you enter Melanchton's house just up the street. Depending on what end of town you start on, Luther House is either your first or last stop.
Written October 31, 2023
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karenmc90
Springfield - Delaware County, PA126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This museum was informative and impressive. The collection of original writings, artifacts, & furnishings brings Martin Luther to life. Because his wife Kate ran an efficient & financially sound household, Martin was able to change the world! I have a better understanding and appreciation for his importance and impact on history. He was the first to insist on public education for both girls and boys!
Written June 1, 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Most of Lutherhaus is currently closed for construction until sometime in 2025. You can still see an exhibit called Literally Luther, however. It does a very good job explaining his life history, warts and all.

If you visit this and the nearby Panorama 1517 you will get a very thorough education on Martin Luther.

Recommended.
Written January 2, 2024
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liucy752
Taipei, Taiwan1,549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
The first building as we enter the old town. It was originally in 1504 an monastery and a part of the University of Wittenberg. Later it became the home of Martin Luther for most of his life, where he lived, worked, and taught,

Now, the house is an important Protestant Reformation museum. The museum maintains living rooms, the lecture hall and the Grand hall in their original state, and displays many original objects from Luther's life.

So excited to see the Luther's priest robe, and the room where he engaged in 'table talk' over dinner with his students.
Written November 7, 2017
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Sharptooth
Tucson9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I just returned from a one night stay in Wittenberg. If you're a Luther fan or a Christian and can make it to Germany you must go to Wittenberg! What amazing history happened in this cute little medieval town!
The Lutherhaus is a fantastic museum portraying in great detail the life of Martin Luther and much about the Reformation. Give yourself a few hours to go through as there is a lot to see and read. The display is very well done and very interesting. Many artifacts from Luther and from the time in which he lived fill the display. After seeing the musem make sure to see the Stadt church, Castle Church, and the Wittenberg University which are all within walking distance.
Written November 14, 2009
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dleifker
Nevada97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
I took the ICE train from Berlin to Wittenberg for a half-day to see the Lutherhaus. I gave myself three hours, and that turned out to be inadequate. If you're popping in for the day from Berlin, Leipzig, or somewhere else, give yourself more time.

The walk from the Wittenberg train station to the Lutherhaus took about 10 minutes. The Wittenberg train station is actually on the edge of town, so the walk doesn't go through or past anything interesting. The Wittenberg train station was very desolate and deserted except for one poor vender who was trying to peddle coffee during a heat wave. I did see a few taxis there, and I think it would be pretty cheap to take a taxi to the Lutherhaus.

Once you get to the Lutherhaus, the entrance was hard to find, at least for me. There was one sign from the road that pointed to an entrance, but when I got to the entrance I saw it had been roped off. After five minutes of wandering, I finally found my way into an inner courtyard and saw the real entrance to the Lutherhaus. You can get a combination ticket ("Kombiticket") for both the Lutherhaus and one other attraction, which I got for the Lutherhaus and the nearby Melanchthonhaus.

The Lutherhaus was much, much larger than I had predicted, and it took me over an hour to get through it, and that was quick skimming of most of the rooms without a lot of in-depth reading. The exhibits were highly professional and in English and German. I was born and raised Lutheran, so I found everything fascinating, but I would think that anyone with an interest in religious history or European history would find it interesting as well. Probably not very good for children, and in fact almost all the visitors I saw were elderly people.

It was fun to visit Luther's living room and to see his robe and all the famous paintings of him that I had grown up seeing. My only regret is that I wish I had read the Wikipedia articles on Luther, Melanchthon, and Wittenberg before my visit, because I would have enjoyed it a lot more.

They have a rather nice gift shop with many books and all kinds of Lutheran bric-a-brac, like dishes with Luther's picture on it. There is a rest room there that is free to paying customers of Lutherhaus, but it's also open to the public for a small fee like 50 euro cents or something like that. There was a small cafe-like thing in the central courtyard where you could get water or a soft drink and sit at a table, but it was 96 degrees and sunny on the day I visited so I spent most of the time inside the Lutherhaus, which was surprisingly cool given the heat outside.

If you get the combination ticket with the Melanchthon house, be aware that the signs to the Melanchthonhaus are inadequate, in my opinion. On the map it simply appears down the street from the Lutherhause, but it's actually several buildings down and it's not immediately obvious where to go when you exit the Lutherhaus. Walk past the Best Western hotel and keep going until you find it.

After a visit to the Lutherhaus, you can explore Wittenberg very easily, which is a delightful little German town with all kinds of shops and restaurants.
Written July 8, 2015
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TinaQ
Moscow, Russia1,869 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Couples
I was very pleased by the sheer amount of information about Martin Luther, reformation, his family life and the overall history of the building that used to be a convent turned into Luther family residence from the museum on site. It's interactive, very entertaining and interesting - it has been put together with lot of thought. Do visit, it's worth every cent!
Written December 2, 2015
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jfadds
Naperville, IL6,373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
This was a wonderful surprise on our recent visit to town . With the churches currently in restoration in advance of the 2017 500th anniversary-this actually made up for it.

This man singlehandedly changed his world like no other and he actually LIVED here. You can walk thru one of the rooms he furnished and lived in.

The signage here is excellent in both German and English and it lays out the entire story of him taking on the corrupt Catholic Church and rocking it to its core.

The masterpiece painting by fellow town resident Lucas Cranach of the 10 commandments takes your breath away. With its technical excellence and vibrant colors,it looks like it was painted years ago rather than centuries.

Allow twice as much time as you think you will need and savor this gem
Written October 13, 2013
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Cimmerianbloke
Rixensart, Belgium501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Solo
I was skeptic about visiting an exhibition centered about the life of a man I thought I knew all about. Was I wrong! The Luther house is a permanent exhibition about the man and the movement he started, with the difference that it is the very place wher he lived, ate, slept and taught, and raised his children. The exhibition itself is a splendid collection of personal items, historic papers, objects, all giving us an overview of the man and the time in which he lived. The gems of the collection are the Lucas Cranach 10 commandments massive painting and Luther's gown. Make sure you visit the treasure chamber situated on the last floor, where are displayed in a controlled environment an original papal bull, a handwritten Bible of the 11th Century, letters from Erasmus, Luther and many original Dürer and Cranach woodcuts. These two small rooms alone are worth going all the way to Wittenberg.
Written August 27, 2012
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Ellen A
Copenhagen Region, Denmark163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
A very well laid out historical perspective of Martin Luther and the Reformation. many exhibts at many levels in the large compund.
Written September 29, 2020
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