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Melanchthonhaus, Wittenberg

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History Museum · Architectural Building
The Melanchthonhaus is a writer's house museum in the German town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. It is a Renaissance building with late Gothic arched windows and the broad-tiered gables. It includes the study of the Protestant Reformer Philipp Melanchthon, who lived there with his family. In 1954 the house became a museum on Melanchthon's life and work displaying paintings, prints and manuscripts by him and his contemporaries. It became part of the World Heritage Site "Luther Sites in Central Germany" in 1996.
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  • This house is near the Luther House and it is worth a visit. Melanchthon reviewed/edited some of Luther's writings and was a powerful force for religious reform in his own right. The house gives...  more »
  • It was interesting to learn more about Melanchthon and his life. He was a very impressive and important figure who often gets overshadowed by Martin Luther’s Fame.  more »
  • Another good place to visit while visiting Wittenberg. Your stop at this place will complement your understanding of the life style and historical context of Martin Luther. There is a collection of objects, including clothes of that time, as well as a good description of the house and its rooms. Also, a short story about Melanchthon and his relation with Martin Luther. There are individuals tickets, however I recommend getting a combined ticket of Lutherhouse and Melanchthonhaus for 10 €.
  • A must see for all who are interested in German humanism and reformation!
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