Melanchthon House

One of the most beautiful residences in Wittenberg was built for the scholar Philipp Melanchthon by Elector John Frederick I in 1536. He built the house to commit the scholar to staying on as a professor at his university. The impressive house offered ample space for Melanchthon and his family, as well as numerous students. He lived here until his death in 1560.

In the historic Melanchthon House you can literally walk in the footsteps of one of the most important protagonists of the Wittenberg Reformation. The house has barely changed over the centuries. In the historical building and the new museum building, opened in 2013, visitors can explore the life and works of the Reformer in a largely barrier-free tour. Since 2016, Melanchthon’s herb garden behind the house has been growing medicinal plants again—maintaining the tradition of the herbalist scholar.

Exhibition: Philipp Melanchthon. Life—Work—Impact

Study and death chamber of Philipp Melanchthon

Study and death chamber of Philipp Melanchthon

Melanchthon House in Wittenberg

Hallway in Melanchthon House

Exhibition at the Melanchthon House in Wittenberg


Exhibition at the Melanchthon House in Wittenberg

Reception history of Philipp Melanchthon

Exhibition at the Melanchthon House in Wittenberg

Kitchen in Melanchthon House

Plan your visit

Opening Hours

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individuel ticket:  5 Euro

discounted admission: 2,50 Euro
groups (10 or more people): 4 Euro p.p.
family ticket**: 10 Euro
combi-ticket (Melanchthon house + Luther house): 10 Euro
combi-family-ticket** (Melanchthon house + Luther house): 25 Euro

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), single ticket holder of Asisi Panorama "Wittenberg 1517", 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, holder of the World Heritage Card.

The combi-tickets are valid on two consecutive days.

How to get here

You can reach Lutherstadt Wittenberg via different ways:

By car/bus:
via A9 Berlin-Munich / from Berlin: Exit Klein Marzehns, from Munich: exit Coswig
and via federal roads 2, 107 and 187

By train:
Central station Lutherstadt wittenberg
Hamburg-Munich ICE route and regional traffic

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

city view wittenberg, 1556

History & Background Info

Learn more about the exhibition and the herb garden around the Melanchthon house

illustration of the Luther House

Luther House

Only a few steps away is the reformatory museum "Luther House".

illustration of Luther's Birth Place

Luther's Birth Place

In Eisleben is Luther's Birth Place with a great exhibition.