St. Peter and Paul’s Church

Lutherstadt Eisleben / Germany

St. Peter and Paul’s Church, Eisleben, Germany, Image: Karsten Hoerenz, Sarah Smith
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  • Martin Luther (1483–1546)
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On April 29, 2012, the church where Martin Luther was baptized, reopened as St. Peter and Paul´s Church "Centre Baptism".

More than 500 years ago, the reformer Martin Luther was baptized in the St. Peter's Church the day after his birth on November 10, 1483. The church in Eisleben counts 15,000 visitors a year. In particular, the new baptism fountain, which is embedded in the ground, is much supported. The "Centre Baptism" wants to remember Luther, but also to stimulate conversation and reflection on baptism today. But besides this historic significance, the church has much more to offer – so it is definitely worth a visit, even if it is just for a moment of silence and reflection in the bright interior space.

St. Peter and Paul’s Church
Petrikirchplatz 22
06295 Lutherstadt Eisleben

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Additional touristic information

Opening Hours and prices:
April 1st to November 11th:
Monday to Saturday 10.00 - 16.00
Sunday 11.30 – 16.00

November 12th to March 31st:
Monday to Saturday 11.00 – 15.00
Sundays and public holidays 11.30 – 13.00

Entry: 2 € per person
Guided tour: 3 € per person

Offers in the St. Peter and Paul`s Church:
• City rally with historical references, starting from the center baptism
• Stories and explorations on a hike along the inner-city Luther Trail
• Thematic tour of the St. Peter and Paul´s Church / Baptism Center
• Workshop on the origins and history of baptism
• Ascent of the tower of St. Petri

Zentrum Taufe Eisleben
Andreaskirchplatz 11
phone:03475 7118022

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