The Saxony-Anhalt Museum Association

Luther Memorials Foundation in Saxony-Anhalt
Melanchthon House Wittenberg

Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Melanchthonhaus und Erweiterungsgebäude; Foto: Florian Trott Blick in die Ausstellung im Melanchthonhaus; Foto: Anne Eilers Studier- und Sterbezimmer von Philipp Melanchthon; Foto: Anne Eilers
Melanchthonhaus und Erweiterungsgebäude; Foto: Florian Trott
Built in 1536 and almost preserved unchanged, the Melanchthon House is one of the most beautiful Renaissance houses of Germany. It served as a residence up until 1953 and was then used as local history museum until 1966. On the occasion of the 450-year anniversary celebration of the reformation, it was set up in 1967 to serve as a memorial for the important German humanist and "Praeceptor Germaniae" ("teacher of Germany") Philipp Melanchthon (1497 - 1560). The exhibition describes his life and works.
A nice garden with a more than 450 years old yew-tree and an herb and spice garden are part of the property. Today, visitors can still see a tap-off of the old water pipes from the Middle Ages, which receives its water from a spring. This waterline was given to Melanchthon in 1556 as a gift by burghers of Wittenberg.

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Address
Collegienstraße 60
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Tel.: (0 34 91) 42 03 110
Fax.: (0 34 91) 42 03 270
melanchthonhaus@martinluther.de
www.martinluther.de Opening Hours
April-October: daily 10 am - 6 pm
November-March: Tuesday-Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

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Postanschrift: Lutherhaus, Collegienstr. 54, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg



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