Eisleben and Wittenberg still offer visitors many reminders of both the Reformation and the Renaissance.
Martin Luther was born in Eisleben and he also died there. There is plenty to see in the town’s old quarter, for example the historical market square with its splendid town houses, the Luther statue and the historical town hall. Specific Luther sites include the house in which he was born, the church of St. Peter and Paul where he was baptised, St. Andrew’s Church with its original Luther pulpit, St. Anne’s Church with the only stone-carved biblical scenes in Europe and the Luther Museum in the house where he died on 18 February 1546. A stroll through Wittenberg should take in the Castle Church with its world famous‘ Theses door’, the graves of Luther and Melanchthon, the Cranach courtyards, the Town Church with its striking Cranach altar and the houses where Luther and Melanchthon used to live. From the end of the 15th century Wittenberg was the electoral seat of Frederick the Wise. His astute politics, the university founded in 1502 and the influence of Luther and other Reformers combined to make Wittenberg a leading centre of religious and cultural life in Europe. From 1511 Martin Luther lived and worked in the town’s Augustinian Monastery as a monk and a scholar. After he got married in1525 he received the building as a gift. His livingroom remains as it was during his lifetime.