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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg, Germany

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] The Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg is a World Heritage Site in Germany. These "memorials" are sites associated with the life of Martin Luther, the German priest who initiated the Protestant Reformation. Eisleben was Martin Luther's birthplace while Wittenberg was where he taught theology, after being ordained as then a Catholic priest.

Among the sites inscribed include the house in Eisleben where Luther was born in 1483 and where he died in 1546, his room in Wittenberg, and the castle church where, on 31 October, 1517, he posted his famous "95 Thesis" which launched the Protestant Reformation. Also inscribed is the house of Luther's fellow-reformer Melanchthon.

The Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 20th session of the World Heritage Committee which was held in Mérida, Mexico, on 2 - 7 December, 1996.


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Eisleben, town where Martin Luther was born
Eisleben, town where Martin Luther was born
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: States of Saxony-Anhalt (Sachsen-Anhalt) and Thuringia (Thüringen)
Inscription Year: 1996
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: IV, VI
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