Special Exhibition

„Her­etic, Schis­mat­ic, Teach­er of the Faith – The Catho­lic View of Luther“

Ex­tend­ed un­til the end of May 2019!

The Catho­lic view of Luther has under­gone a de­cided­ly dra­matic change in the past cen­tu­ries. While the Pro­tes­tant and Ro­man Catho­lic churches are grow­ing ever closer on their path “from con­flict to com­munion”, the change in the per­cep­tion of the re­form­er and its back­ground have large­ly gone un­no­ticed in the church and gen­er­al pub­lic.

The Luther­haus Ei­senach is there­fore show­ing when and how the Catho­lic view of Luther changed in its spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion Her­etic, Schis­matic, Teach­er of the Faith mark­ing the an­niversa­ry and com­memora­tion of the Ref­orma­tion in 2017. The in­no­vatively designed ex­hi­bi­tion navi­gates the strife-ridden his­tory between 1517 and 2017 and ex­plain why Catho­lics are now able to view Luther as an im­por­tant fig­ure of church his­tory and even a “teach­er of the faith” ra­ther than as a “her­etic” and “schis­matic”.

Her­etic, Schis­matic, Teach­er of the Faith is in­tend­ed for the gen­e­ral public and is uni­ver­sally ac­cessible. The ex­hi­bi­tion is un­der the joint auspices of Bish­op Ilse Junker­mann and Bish­op Dr. Ulrich Ney­meyr and is being over­seen by an ecu­meni­cal ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee.

You should plan to spend 30 – 45 min­utes in the spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion. Since it is de­signed to en­able visi­tors to ex­plore is­sues on their own, guided tours are not of­fered. Click here for in­for­mation on how to find us and for the flyer on the spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion.

Venue: Luther­haus Ei­senach’s spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion gal­lery, Luther­platz 8, 99817 Ei­senach

Hours: April-Oc­tober: Daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
No­vem­ber-March: Tues­day-Sun­day: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Mon­days.

Com­bined ad­mis­sion (per­ma­nent and spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions): € 8 (€ 6 with dis­count), group ad­mis­sion: € 7 per per­son (school stu­dent group ad­mis­sion: € 4 per per­son), family ad­mis­sion (2 adults with their own chil­dren/grand­chil­dren 14 or younger): € 16

Spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion (without the per­manent ex­hi­bi­tion): 4 € (€ 3 with dis­count), group ad­mis­sion: € 3.50 per per­son (school stu­dent group ad­mis­sion: € 2.50 per per­son), family ad­mis­sion (2 adults with their own chil­dren/grand­chi­ldren 14 or younger): € 8

bi­lin­gual com­panion vol­ume to the ex­hi­bi­tion has been published (German-English). The mu­seum edi­tion (€ 9.80) is avail­able only at the Luther­haus Ei­senach. The trade edi­tion (€ 13.90) can be ordered on­line from the book­store “Lese­Lust”.

Sonderausstellung 2019 im Lutherhaus Eisenach

2019 Preview

“Study and Eradication. The Church’s ‘Dejewification Institute’, 1939–1945”

As of Sep­tem­ber 20, 2019

Elev­en re­gional Prot­estant churches es­tab­lished the in­famous “In­stitute for the Study and Eradi­cation of Jewish In­flu­ence on Ger­man Church Life” in Ei­se­nach in May of 1939. The Luther­haus Ei­se­nach ex­plores the ori­gins and work of this anti-Semitic “de­jewification in­stitute” in a well-grounded, compelling and criti­cal spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion. It also ex­am­ines the in­stitute’s back­ground and in­tel­lectual roots, the im­pact of its work and the ar­duous pro­cess of con­fronting this his­tory after 1945.

The multi­media ex­hi­bi­tion is designed fully bi­lin­gually (Ger­man and Eng­lish) and barrier-free. The ex­hi­bi­tion can be viewed dur­ing the Luther­haus’s regu­lar hours, most like­ly, until the end of 2021.

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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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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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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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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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