Per­ma­nent Ex­hi­bition

Lutherhouse in Eisenach - the new permanent exhibition

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.

Visitor Information

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.

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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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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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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Found­ation

The Stif­tung Luthe­rhaus Eise­nach has been guiding the Luther­haus’s destiny since 2013. It is a non-profit found­ation of the Evan­gelical Church in Central Ger­many. Its mission is to ad­vance know­ledge about Luther and the Refor­mation inno­vatively.

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