Martin Luther's Death House

Eisleben, Germany

Martin Luther's Death House (Martin Luthers Sterbehaus) is the historic building in Eisleben, where it was incorrectly thought that Martin Luther died on 18 February 1546. Since then it has become a museum and a UNESCO world heritage site. The city of Eisleben, located in Saxony-Anhalt, is also where Martin Luther was born and baptised; his birth house is also a UNESCO world heritage site and museum.

It is now known that in fact Luther died in a house at Am Markt 56, which is currently occupied by the Hotel Graf Mansfeld.

A new exhibition, 'Luthers letzter Weg' (Luther's last path), now chronicles his decease and reveals Luther's attitude to death. The new exhibition contains about 110 exhibits, including historic furniture, documents and signatures, as well as the original cloth that covered Luther's coffin.

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Founded: 1546
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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Alexander Todt (2 years ago)
Cool
Myeongcheol Oh (2 years ago)
Historical place of Martin Luther
Jim Lee (3 years ago)
Thanks for an enriching insight of the life of Luther. Have a wonderful and meaningful visit
Alison Thompson (3 years ago)
Again, set out with a lot of information, mostly translated in to English. The route round wasn't as well set out as at the birth house, still very historical and interesting. This is about a 10 min walk from the birth house and you can buy a combined ticket for both.
Michael Miller (4 years ago)
It's an okay museum. You can get a combo ticket with the birth house. Of course, the original house no longer exists, but this house is located at the original site and has some good representations of what the house might have been like. Some interesting information on Luther's death. A few items are laid out in a contemporary fashion and appear almost corny with the rest of the display . . . and the main entrance (in back) looks like a concrete bunker! But it's worth a visit for Luther fans.
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