Luther Monument, Eisleben
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.
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
|Names:||Luther Monument; Luther Monument, Eisleben; Lutherdenkmal|
|Feat:||Luther Trail; Reformation History|
|Visitor and Contact Information|
|Coordinates:||51.528300° N, 11.546304° E (view on Google Maps)|
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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.
- The Rough Guide to Germany 6 (April 2004)
|Title:||Luther Monument, Eisleben|
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