WITTENBERG tourist attractions

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Lutherstadt Wittenberg is the official name of Wittenberg. It is a city inseparably connected with the figure of Martin Luther and the beginning of the Reformation. It was here that he hung his famous theses on the door of the church, which gave rise to the movement. Today, all of Wittenberg's monuments related to Luther are on the UNESCO list.

The city was probably founded in the 9th century, and the foundations for its development were laid by Albrecht Niedźwiedz, who in the 12th century took over the area and brought colonists from Flanders. Emphasizing the importance of Wittenbergia was the establishment of a university here at the beginning of the 16th century. In 1508 Marcin Luther came to study there.

The most important monuments of the city are associated with the figure of Luther and his colleague Filip Melanchthon. In 1517, Martin Luther hung 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church, which became the basis of the Reformation movement. Although he did not plan to break relations with Rome, but only wanted to start a discussion about moral renewal, he was hailed as a schismatic and excommunicated. The final break came by Luther burning a papal bull, which excommunicated him. The oak under which it was supposed to happen is still growing in Wittemberga.

In addition to the Castle Church at the Lutherstadt Wittenberg Castle, you can also visit the Luther Wittenberg House. It is a building in which Marcin Luther lived from 1508 until his death. The Museum of the Reformation operates in it, in which, in addition to the original equipment, manuscripts and first editions of the Reformation magazines are presented. A similar object is the House of Melanchthon, in which you can get to know the character and works of the other Reformation father. The city also has a nice, medieval market square and a Gothic city church, in which Martin Luther taught.

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