The Found­ation

The Lutherhaus about 1890
The Lutherhaus about 1890

The Stift­ung Luther­haus Eise­nach is a non-profit found­ation of the Evan­gelical Church in Central Ger­many (EKM). It was estab­lished in 2013 and has been runn­ing the Luther­haus Eise­nach since 2014.

The found­ation’s mission is to keep alive the memory of the Refor­mation and the re­former Dr. Martin Luther. It is inten­ded to study the circum­stances, origins and im­pacts of his histori­cally signi­ficant trans­lation of the Bible and to communi­cate the find­ings to the general public enga­gingly and inno­vatively. It additio­nally supports re­search of the history of the Luther­haus and its variety of uses since the 13th cen­tury.

The found­ation operates the Luther­haus Eise­nach as a cultural history museum. It bases its work on the pro­fessional and ethical stan­dards of the Inter­national Council of Museums (ICOM) and the German Museums Asso­ciation.

The found­ation is over­seen by an ad­visory board made up of ecclesia­stical, aca­demic and cultural re­presen­tatives. Pres­ident of the ad­visory board is the Regional Bishop of the Evan­gelical Church in Central Ger­many, Ilse Junker­mann. The found­ation is headed by its scholarly direc­tor and cura­tor Dr. Jochen Birken­meier.

The Lutherhaus

The Luther­haus Eise­nach is one of the oldest and love­liest half-timbered houses in Thurin­gia and one of the most impor­tant tourist attrac­tions in Eise­nach, Martin Luther’s “be­loved city”. Wel­come!

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Permanent Exhibition

Luther, Cranach, Bach – the new per­manent ex­hi­bition “Luther and die Bible” has a lot to offer, in­cluding historic treas­ures, innova­tive ideas and sur­prising in­sights. Ex­perience a fasci­nating ex­hi­bition in a unique historic setting.

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Special ex­hi­bition

Since you have to change to re­main true to your­self, we regu­larly pre­sent new special ex­hi­bitions, which are differ­ent every time and worth seeing every time: From Luther to the pre­sent, based on scholar­ship, engag­ingly pre­sented, and always worth a visit.

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Events

Read­ings and music, plays and lectures, inter­esting and enter­taining facts – we offer lively events re­lated to “Luther” for the general public. Come on by. We look for­ward to seeing you!

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The Collec­tions

We pro­tect and study cultu­ral treas­ures for the public and the com­munity of scholars: Historic books, furni­ture, painti­ngs, letters, auto­graphs, photos, and, of course, the one-of-a-kind Pro­testant Parso­nage Arch­ive. Come with us on a journey of discovery.

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Luther in Eisenach

“No city knows me better,” said Luther about Eise­nach. His family lived her. He atten­ded school here. He trans­lated the New Testa­ment here. These are many good reasons to visit Luther’s “beloved city” and the Luthe­rhaus, of course.

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