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”.

Luther is supposed to have lived in this house as a school­boy from 1498 to 1501. This is memo­rialized by the famous "Luther rooms" from 1356, which have been one of the most famous sites comme­morating Re­formation history since the 19th century. A European cultural heritage site, the Luther­haus has been a museum since 1956 and has been fully re­stored and re­novated between 2013 and 2015 in pre­paration for the anni­versary of the Re­formation in 2017.

Consult our museum guide or the PDF version of “The Luther­haus in Eisenach” on our web­site for more in­forma­tion.

The Luther­haus through the Ages:

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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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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