Bigger, better, Luther
Discover Luther’s world and explore one of the oldest and loveliest half-timbered houses in Thuringia! Follow in young Martin Luther’s footsteps and see the famous “Luther chambers” from 1356. Learn more about Luther’s historic translation of the Bible and discover unique treasures of medieval art, works by Cranach and the record of Johann Sebastian Bach’s baptism. You can see and experience all that and much more in our award-winning permanent exhibition “Luther and the Bible”.
The permanent exhibition features exceptional exhibition objects and multimedia presentations and imparts surprising insights. You will learn why, how and with whom Luther translated the Bible and what impact his work had on language, literature and music. Enjoy the historic flair of the idyllic courtyard, now fully accessible for the first time following the complete restoration and renovation of the Lutherhaus in Eisenach (2013–2015). Afterward, you can browse through the large selection of items in our museum shop, including a wide range of products exclusive to the Lutherhaus.
Look forward to experiencing an exceptional exhibition: Our permanent exhibition has received the 2016 ICONIC AWARD in the category “Architecture - Best of Best”, the “2016 Thuringian Tourism Award” and a special award from the 2016 Hessian-Thuringian Sparkassen Cultural Foundation Museum Awards.
You should plan on needing around sixty minutes to tour the museum. Although almost the entire new permanent exhibition is universally accessible, we still recommend that visitors with disabilities bring a companion with them.
Our exhibition catalog, which you can purchase exclusively in our museum shop, contains more detailed information on the Lutherhaus and the permanent exhibition. You can download our informational flyer and the Museum Rules here in preparation for your visit.