Melanchthonhaus (Wittenberg)

The Melanchthonhaus is a writer's house museum in the German town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. It is a Renaissance building with late Gothic arched windows and the broad-tiered gables. It includes the study of the influential Protestant Reformer Philipp Melanchthon, who lived there with his family. In 1954 the house became a museum on Melanchthon's life and work displaying paintings, prints and manuscripts by him and his contemporaries. In 1996, the building became a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with sites associated with Melanchthon's contemporary Martin Luther in Witternberg and Eisleben because of their religious significance and the lasting, global influence of Protestantism.[1]

UNESCO World Heritage Site
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The Melanchthonhaus
Official nameMelanchthonhaus
LocationWittenberg, Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany
Part ofLuther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
CriteriaCultural: (iv)(vi)
Inscription1996 (20th Session)
Area0.12 ha (13,000 sq ft)


  1. ^ "Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. Retrieved 3 July 2022.

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Coordinates: 51°51′53″N 12°39′03″E / 51.86472°N 12.65083°E / 51.86472; 12.65083