Wittenberg, officially Lutherstadt Wittenberg, is a town in Germany in the Bundesland Saxony-Anhalt, on the Elbe River. It is best known as the home of Martin Luther and the birthplace of the Protestant Reformation.
Attractions in Wittenberg include the houses where Martin Luther, Philip Melanchton, and Lukas Cranach lived and worked, the Schlosskirche where Luther supposedly nailed his 95 Theses to the door, the castle, as well as the pretty old town. The main tourist sights are all along CollegienstraBe, which leads uphill through the old town before changing into Schlossstraße after the Market Square.
Things to see and do
* Market Square
* Castle Church (Schlosskirche)
* Historical buildings
* Lutherhalle (Luther House & Museum)
* City Church (Stadtkirche St Marien)
Cruise Season – March - Nov
Currency – Euro (€) (EUR)
Language – German
Land Area – 160.19 sq km’s
Population –50,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 49
Port Location – The port is located on the Elbe river.
Transport Links – Getting to Lutherstadt Wittenberg is easy by car or train from Leipzig or Berlin while cheap flights are also available to the airports at either of these major German cities.
The closest airport to Lutherstadt Wittenberg is Leipzig-Halle Airport (LEJ), which has mostly cheap flights aimed at Germans heading on low-cost airlines to the beaches of the Mediterranean. Far more flights are available to airports in Berlin. Trains from LEJ Airport to Lutherstadt Wittenberg require a change at Halle or Leipzig. The airport is right next to the Autobahn A9 allowing for airport transfer times by car of about an hour.
Wittenberg can be reached by train from Berlin, and Leipzig,Halle an der Saale.