The charming old town of Wittenberg is famous as the site of the Martin Luther Reformation. It is located on the banks of the Elbe in the state of Saxony–Anhalt, Germany.
Wittenberg Germany – Photo Credit: Wim van ‘t Einde
How to spend 1 day in Wittenberg Germany
In this 1-day itinerary in Wittenberg, discover the main attractions of the city.
Day 1 in Wittenberg
Start the day by visiting Markt square, where the city hall (Rathaus) and the statue of Martin Luther (Lutherdenkmal) are located.
Head to Stadtkirche St. Marien, known for being where Martin Luther often preached.
The Schlosskirche is another prominent attraction in the city, known as the Memorial Church of the Reformation. Also popular, is the Lutherhaus, a site converted into a museum dedicated to the Reformation. Near the Lutherhaus you will find the museum Luther 1517 – Wittenberg 360 °.
Things to see
- Stadtkirche St. Marien
- Luther 1517 – Wittenberg 360 °
Day 1 Itinerary Map
Sights in Wittenberg
1. Markt Square
Markt – Wittenberg, Germany
The Markt square is a central square in Wittenberg where the Rathaus and the Martin Luther Statue (Lutherdenkmal) are located.
2. St Marien
St Marien is the place where Martin Luther preached often. It is the oldest building in the city, built between the 13th and 15th centuries.
Kirchpl. 12, 06886
The Schlosskirche is known as the Reformation Memorial Church, where the 95 theses of Martin Luther were set.
The act was called the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
Schlosspl. 1, 06886
The building was originally built in 1504 as part of the University of Wittenberg. Between 1508 – 1546 it was the home of Martin Luther.
The place was converted into a museum dedicated to the Reformation. The first exhibition took place in 1883. It is the largest museum about the Reformation in the world.
Collegienstraße 54, 06886
The Piesteritz is a residential area built in 1916 to house workers from its industrial areas.
Wörlitz is a town and a former municipality in the district of Wittenberg. It is located 24 km from Wittenberg.
Schlosspl. 1, 06886
Where to stay in Wittenberg
1. Hotel-Pension Am Schwanenteich
Best Hotels in Wittenberg – ©Hotel-Pension Am Schwanenteich
The Hotel-Pension Am Schwanenteich is centrally located just steps away from the ARSENAL – Einkaufszentrum shopping mall and a 9-minute walk from the Lutherhaus Museum.
The cozy rooms have a flat-screen TV and a work desk.
The hotel has a restaurant known for its first-class cuisine and varied menus.
Töpferstraße 1, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
2. Hotel Alte Canzley
Best Hotels in Wittenberg – ©Hotel Alte Canzley
The Hotel Alte Canzley is a historic hotel located in the center of Wittenberg opposite the Schlosskirche Lutherstadt Wittenberg church.
All rooms have a TV, kettle, coffee maker, and minibar.
In the oldest part of the building is located the restaurant, officially recognized as an organic restaurant since 2004.
Schloßpl. 3, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
3. Best Western Soibelmanns Lutherstadt Wittenberg
©Best Western Soibelmanns Lutherstadt Wittenberg
The Best Western Soibelmanns Lutherstadt Wittenberg is located next to the Lutherhaus in the city center.
The rooms are elegantly decorated and feature a TV, work desk, kettle, coffee maker, and minibar.
The hotel has spa facilities and a sauna.
Collegienstraße 56-57, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
4. Luther-Hotel Wittenberg
Best Hotels in Wittenberg – ©Luther-Hotel Wittenberg
Luther-Hotel Wittenberg is located in a charming building right in the historic center of Wittenberg.
All rooms are equipped with a TV, work desk and minibar.
The hotel has a sauna.
Neustraße 7-10, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
5. Ringhotel Schwarzer Baer
Best Hotels in Wittenberg – ©Ringhotel Schwarzer Baer
Located just steps from the famous Wittenberger Marktplatz, the Ringhotel Schwarzer Baer offers great value for money.
All rooms have a flat-screen TV and a work desk.
The hotel has a restaurant that serves regional cuisine.
Schlossstraße 2, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
6. Hotel Luther Birke
Best Hotels in Wittenberg – ©Hotel Luther Birke
Hotel Luther Birke Wittenberg is located 6.7 km (4.1 miles) from the center in a renovated historic building that was once a knight’s mansion.
Rooms offer park or garden views and are equipped with a flat-screen TV and a work desk.
The hotel has a restaurant and a bar.
Am Teich 1, 06889 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
7. Hotel “Brauhaus Wittenberg”
Best Hotels in Wittenberg – ©Hotel “Brauhaus Wittenberg”
Located in the heart of Wittenberg, the Hotel “Brauhaus Wittenberg” offers excellent value for money.
The rooms are cozy and have a flat-screen TV.
Markt 7, 06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany
Shopping in Wittenberg
1. Arsenal Wittenberg
Arsenal Wittenberg is a mall located in the city center. The mall houses stores such as Bonita, Gerry Weber, and others.
Arsenalplatz 1, 06886 Wittenberg, Germany
Plan your Trip
Wittenberg has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Leipzig, Berlin.
Leipzig – 71.5 km (44.4 miles)
Berlin – 111 km (68.9 miles)
Dresden – 172 km (107 miles)
Potsdam – 81 km (50.3 miles)
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