Secret places with historical flair in Germany
  • Lutherstadt Wittenberg - beautiful town with a long history

    Tourist-Information, Schloßplatz 2, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg

    How to Get There?


      Lutherstadt Wittenberg is easily reached by train by arriving to the Bahnhof Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

      DB BAHN

      Take the motorway A9 Berlin-München exit Coswig.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 51.866753
      LONGTITUDE: 12.638049



      The closest airport is Leipzig/Halle, which is approximately 70 km away. The arrival via the airport in Berlin is also possible (100 km).

      Nearest airport

      Leipzig/Halle (LEJ)

    Why Go There?

    A beautiful medieval town in the heart of Saxony-Anhalt. During the 16th Century it became very well known for its political and cultural-historical endeavors. Martin Luther has lived and revolutionized here.

    500 years ago, the leader of the German Reformation Martin Luther (1483-1546) initiated a renewal of the Christian Church and made it the cradle of the Reformation.  From this time forward it was the center of the revolution. The world famous reformation sites are some of the most important centers of German history. Since 1996 it is part of the protected world cultural heritage of the UNESCO. You can discover a lot of famous places which are related to Martin Luther. The former house of Luther, the St. Mary's Church, where he preached and the Castle Church with Luther's grave.

    Wittenberg is a very interesting city, visitors come here from all over the world to see the places where these historic events took place. You have the opportunity to watch artists over their shoulder and enjoy a coffee, while inhailing the historical rich athmosphere. 

    Tip: A good day trip from Berlin. Approximately one hour with the train. 

    Lutherstadt Wittenberg is approximately 100 km south-west of Berlin and 70 km north-east of Leipzig. This little toy town looking like a postcard is quite active on events and festivals to keep itself attractive to tourists. They offer wine events, medieval festivals, Christmas market, the night of lights, and many more attractions.



    Location Details

    Escape Address: Tourist-Information, Schloßplatz 2, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Hidden gems

    A wonderful hidden gem in the heart of Saxony-Anhalt. A culturally rich place to visit and a wonderful place to discover the architecture former aeras.


    Wittenberg is a ideal departure point for shorter excursions along the beautiful river. The tourist information can help with logistics and suggestions.


    Wittenberg is one of the 860km Elberadweg (Elbe River Bike Trail) and therefore a fantastic place to enjoy the idyllic ride along the river. One particularly fine route is the 43km round trip to the Garden Realm Dessau-Wörlitz.

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