Luther’s Death House

Lutherstadt Eisleben / Germany

luther's death house
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  • Martin Luther (1483–1546)
  • Building
  • Museum

Martin Luther maintained close contacts with the County of Mansfeld throughout his lifetime. He travelled to Eisleben, the city of his birth, on several occasions in an effort to intervene in the fate of the city. During his last journey, which was intended to reconcile a dispute among the counts, the reformer died there on 18 February 1546.

Above the market in Eisleben is a museum which is now a place of remembrance to Luther’s death. The building has been regarded as “Luther’s Death House” since 1726. The Prussian State bought the house in the latter part of the 19th century and turned it into a memorial. The listed building was renovated in 2013 and expanded into a museum quarter with a modern building.
The exhibitions in Luther’s Death House take visitors on the Reformer's final journey. The majority of the exhibition is barrier-free, but unfortunately Luther's final rooms have no disabled access due to the building’s listed status.

Luther’s Death House
Andreaskirchplatz 7
06295 Lutherstadt Eisleben
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