The Melanchthonhaus is a writer's house museum in the German town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. It is a Renaissance building with late Gothic arched windows and the broad-tiered gables. It includes the study of the Protestant Reformer Philipp Melanchthon, who lived there with his family.

In 1954 the house became a museum on Melanchthon's life and work displaying paintings, prints and manuscripts by him and his contemporaries. It became part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Luther Sites in Central Germany' in 1996.

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Founded: 1536
Category: Museums in Germany
Historical period: Reformation & Wars of Religion (Germany)

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Melvin Diaz (4 years ago)
Another good place to visit while visiting Wittenberg. Your stop at this place will complement your understanding of the life style and historical context of Martin Luther. There is a collection of objects, including clothes of that time, as well as a good description of the house and its rooms. Also, a short story about Melanchthon and his relation with Martin Luther. There are individuals tickets, however I recommend getting a combined ticket of Lutherhouse and Melanchthonhaus for 10 €.
Bartosz Awianowicz (4 years ago)
A must see for all who are interested in German humanism and reformation!
Domingos Dias (5 years ago)
It's a place to people that would like to know about the labor and life about Melanchthon. Melanchthon was a important man in the Protestant Reform.
Christopher Fiske (5 years ago)
Not normally a museum guy, but this was a little different. Some of the house is as it was when Melanchthon lived there. Even in death he lives in Luther's shadow, they call the whole town Lutherstadt after all.
Christian Stråhlman (6 years ago)
The old house where Melanchthon lived is well preserved and presented. The modern part of the museum has a neat collection of old books related to Melanchthon and his time. Melanchthon is probably an as interesting character as Luther is.
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