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Wittenberg UNESCO World Heritage Site

Wittenberg UNESCO World Heritage Site
Luther Memorial in Wittenberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Wittenberg has many buildings associated with the lives of Martin Luther and his fellow-reformer Melanchthon. They include Melanchthon's house, Luther's room in Wittenberg, the local church and the castle church where, on 31 October 1517, Luther posted his famous 95 Theses, which launched the Reformation and a new era in the religious and political history of the Western world.

The UNESCO Committee decided to inscribe Wittenberg and the city of Eisleben on the basis of considering that it is of outstanding universal value bearing unique testimony to the Protestant Reformation, which was one of the most significant events in the religious and political history of the world and constitutes outstanding examples of 19th century historicism.

[ Source: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/783 ]

Related: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wittenberg
Address: 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Tags: Wittenberg, Martin Luther, UNESCO World Heritage Site


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