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Wittenberg

Wittenberg is probably one of the most famous places in Reformation history. The small town in the state of Saxony-Anhalt was the place where Martin Luther is said to have nailed the 95 theses to the Castle church’s door which marked the starting point for monumental changes.

It was not alone Luther though to who played an important role in Wittenberg. His fellow campaigner Philipp Melanchton, a philosopher, theologian and author also known as “teacher Germany’s” came to the town when hearing from the 95 theses and then became one of the driving forces of the Reformation movement and acted in place of the outlawed Luther in debates on the Reformation. When made professor at Wittenberg university in 1518, he held his inaugural speech in the Castle church. The Castle church, today also called or All Saint’s church, is a UNESCO world heritage. The chapel built at the end of the 15th century has been renovated for the Reformation anniversary year 2017. Moreover, in Wittenberg you can find Martin Luther’s former house – the place where he made up his mind about religion and sale of indulgences. You can also find an exhibition in the house dedicated to his life and work.