Eisleben

Eisleben (Wikimedia Commons imaeg)

Martin Luther is the most famous citizen of Eisleben (also called Lutherstadt Eisleben), a town founded more than a thousand years ago.  He was born here on November 10, 1483 and died here on February 18, 1546 while on a visit to do family business.

Eisleben Sites

Luther Birthplace:  This museum was a place for pilgrims as early as the seventeenth century.  Now a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, it contains a permanent exhibition on Luther’s life and work, focusing on his early years in the town.

Luther’s Sterbehaus:  Also a World Cultural Heritage Site, this building is Luther’s last residence and holds an exhibition exploring his life in Eisleben as well as his ideas on death and dying.

Church of St. Peter and Paul:  Luther was baptized in this church on November 11, 1483.

Church of St. Andrew:  Luther gave his last sermons in this church, and it was here that his funeral service took place.

Reformation and Martin’s Festival:  A festival celebrating Martin Luther’s birthday is held each year from October 31 to November 11.

Eisleben Tourism Office

Main page for a Martin Luther Tour

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