Luther's Death House

Martin Luther maintained a close relationship with the County of Mansfeld up until his death. He made many journeys to his birthplace in Eisleben in order to intervene in the fate of the town. His last visit was to reconcile the regions rulers and it was here that the Reformer died on February 18, 1546.
Above the market in Eisleben is a museum which is now a place of remembrance to Luther’s death. The building has been regarded as “Luther’s Death House” since 1726. The Prussian State bought the house in the latter part of the 19th century and turned it into a memorial. The listed building was renovated in 2013 and expanded into a museum quarter with a modern building.
The exhibitions in Luther’s Death House take visitors on the Reformer's final journey. The majority of the exhibition is barrier-free, but unfortunately Luther's final rooms have no disabled access due to the building’s listed status.

Exhibition: Luther’s final journey

Historically furnished death chamber

Historically furnished death chamber

The exhibition in Luther’s Death House

Luther's last confession, 1905

The exhibition in Luther’s Death House

Entrance area to the exhibition

The exhibition in Luther’s Death House

Crucifix, ca. 1650

The exhibition in Luther’s Death House

View into the exhibition

Plan your visit

Opening Hours

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 Death House + Luther's Birth Place: 8 Euro p.p. 8
combi-ticket "Mansfelder Land": 10 Euro p.p.  (valid in Luther's death house, birth place 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.


Plans for the Death House before the Renovation, 1863

History & background info

More information about the history of the house.

illustration of luther's birth place

Luther's Birth Place

Only a few minutes' walk away is the museum "Luther's Birth Place".

illustration of Luther's Parents' Home

Luther's Parents' Home

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