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”.

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Sonderausstellung 2019 im Lutherhaus Eisenach

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

As of Sep­tem­ber 20, 2019

Several regional Protestant churches established the "Institute for the Study and Elimination of Jewish Influence on German Church Life" in Eisenach in 1939. A trenchant and critical exhibition at the Lutherhaus in Eisenach examines the ‘Dejewification Institute’s’ work, origins and impact.

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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