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Luther Monument, Eisleben

in Eisleben's main square. Photo © photomaven. View all images in our Luther Monument Photo Gallery.
Luther searches the Scriptures. Photo © photomaven.
Luther discussing theology with Melanchthon. Photo © photomaven.
Luther at home singing hymns with his family. Photo © photomaven.
The triumph of truth ( as an angel) over the devil. Photo © photomaven.

In the main square in the heart of Eisleben's Old Town (see map) stands the large Lutherdenkmal (Luther Monument). Every "Lutherstadt" (Luther City) in Germany has a Luther monument, but they are all unique.

History

The Romantic-era statue in Eisleben was sculpted by Profesor Rudolf Siemerig and dedicated on the occasion of the 400th birthday of Martin Luther in 1883.

What to See

In one Luther cradles a Bible; in the other he roughly clutches his papal bull of excommunication (which he ceremonially burned in Wittenberg).

The four sides of the pedestal carry stone reliefs depicting scenes from Martin Luther's life:

Quick Facts on Luther Monument

Site Information
Names:Luther Monument; Luther Monument, Eisleben; Lutherdenkmal
City:Eisleben
Country:Germany
Categories:Monuments
Faiths:Lutheran
Feat:Luther Trail; Reformation History
Dates:1883
Status:monument
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Eisleben, Germany
Coordinates:51.528300° N, 11.546304° 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.

Map of Luther Monument

Below is a location map and aerial view of Luther Monument. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.

References

  1. The Rough Guide to Germany 6 (April 2004)

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Article Info

Title:Luther Monument, Eisleben
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:06/10/2010
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