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Wittenberg

Wittenberg
The Essential
This small town is mainly famous for its connection with Martin Luther. Summoned by the Elector Frederich the Wise to teach philosophy in the newly-founded university, Martin Luther was also appointed town preacher. One year after his death, in 1546, Emperor Charles V seized Wittenberg and legend has it that he meditated over the tomb of the great Reformer.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Wittenberg

Lutherhaus Lutherhaus
Lutherhaus
In the courtyard of the old university
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Church of the castle of Wittenberg
Church of the castle of Wittenberg
The castle church was burned down in
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Market square
Market square
The market square is bordered by gabled
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Melanchthonhaus
Melanchthonhaus
The house where Luther's disciple,
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Stadtkirche St Marien
Stadtkirche St Marien
This triple-aisle Gothic parish church
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