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Luther House, Eisenach

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Photo © David Smith.
Photo © David Smith.
Photo © David Smith.
Photo © David Smith.
Photo © David Smith.

The Lutherhaus (Luther House) in Eisenach is where Martin Luther lived as a schoolboy with the Cotta family from 1498 to 1501.

The present building is a half-timbered structure dating mainly from the 16th and 18th centuries, but it encloses the original home of the Cottas and preserves the two rooms used by Luther.

The Lutherhaus includes a museum with displays on Luther's two periods in Eisenach (the second at Wartburg Castle) and a collection of Reformation books and archives.

A few minutes' walk south is the Bachhaus, a large Baroque house in which J.S. Bach was born. It includes a museum on his career and a collection of historical musical instruments.

Quick Facts on Luther House

Site Information
Names:Luther House; Luther House, Eisenach; Lutherhaus
Categories:Historical Sites; Museums
Faiths:Christianity; Lutheran
Feat:Luther Trail
Dates:occupied 1498-1501
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Eisenach, Germany
Coordinates:50.973998° N, 10.319920° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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  1. Lutherhaus Eisenach - official website
  2. Eisenach Attractions - Frommer's Germany

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Title:Luther House, Eisenach
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:06/10/2010
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