Wittenberg is a town of 50,000 inhabitants in Saxony Anhalt that is renowned for its role at the heart of the Protestant Reformation at the start of the 16th century.
Since 1922 the town has been known as 'Lutherstadt Wittenberg' - it was here that Martin Luther took the famous stand of nailing his 'theses' to the church doors.
Sites related to Luther and to his colleague Philip Melanchthon are listed, along with those in nearby Eisleben, as part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
Details about the history of the town and its strong connections with the Reformation are located on our information page:
Wittenberg is a major destination for package tours based around the history of Protestant Reformation and the town offers accommodation to cater for those visitors. More
details can be seen on our travel page:
Wittenberg Hotels & Travel
Take a look at our image gallery, with brief captions of some of the main locations in the town: Wittenberg Sights