Luther's Birth Place

Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1483 in Eisleben, Germany. It wasn’t long before the citizens of Eisleben created a memorial to Eisleben’s most famous son in the house where he was born: At the end of the 17th century a public museum was opened for Lutheran pilgrims. This means that the house is the oldest memorial site dedicated to a single person in the entire German-speaking world. Today, the exhibitions are housed in the historical building and in the modern building and detail the Reformer’s close relationships with his parents and the entire region. Martin Luther was always aware of his origins.

Exhibition: That’s where I’m from – Martin Luther and Eisleben

Exhibition in Luther's Birth Place

Room of the epitaphs

Exhibition in Luther's Birth Place

Baptismal font, 1518

Exhibition in Luther's Birth Place

The "beautiful Hall"

Exhibition in Luther's Birth Place

flat of the Luder-family

Luther’s parents came from Möhra in Thuringia and moved to Mansfeld Land so that his father could find occupational and social advancement in the local mining industry. Eisleben was just an intermediate stop for the young family and they moved on to Mansfeld after the birth of their son Martin.

Plan your visit

Opening Hours

Summer Season,  April 1 - October 31:
Daily - 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Winter Season, November 1 - March 31:
Tuesday to Sunday - 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Admission

individuel ticket:  5 Euro
discounted admission: 2,50 Euro
groups (10 or more people): 4 Euro p.p.
family ticket**: 10 Euro
combi-ticket Luther's Birth Place + Luther's Death House: 8 Euro p.p. 8
combi-ticket "Mansfelder Land": 10 Euro p.p.  (valid in Luther's Birth Place, death house and parents' home)
family-ticket "Mansfelder Land"**: 10 Euro p.p. (valid in Luther's parents' home, Luther's death house and birth place)

Guided Tours in english

guided tours: 45 Euro (all guided tours 10 to 25 people)

curator tours: 75 Euro (all guided tours 10 to 25 people)

* General Ticket Information

* Discounts for children over 6 years old, young people, apprentices, students and participants in voluntary services up to 27 years old, those receiving social aid (excluding senior citizens), ADAC-Clubmember, owner of an adventage card of Brigitte.

** The family ticket is valid for two guardians (parents/grandparents/guardians) and their children.

Admission is free for children under 6 years old, companion of disabled persons with B in their identity card, holder of an ICOM card.

The combi-tickets are valid on two consecutive days.

How to get here

You can reach Lutherstadt Eisleben via different ways:

By car/bus:
via Südharzautobahn A 38 / exit Eisleben
and via federal roads 80 and 180

By train:
Central Station Lutherstadt Eisleben
Regional transport on the Halle/Saale-Kassel/Wilhelmshöhe line

By bike:
There are numerous cycle and hiking paths through Lutherstadt Wittenberg and the Mansfeld region, which connect the Luther sites.


Birth Place, ca. 1830

History & background info

More information about the history of the house.

illustration of Luther's Death House

Luther's Death House

Only a few minutes' walk away is the museum "Luther's Death House".

illustration of Luther's Parents' Home

Luther's Parents' Home

In Mansfeld is Luther's parents' home with a great exhibition.