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Museums and exhibitions

Visit interesting special and permanent exhibitions in museums in Thuringia, which look at the life and work of Martin Luther and the Reformation.

Altenburg Castle

Altenburg Castle

The Castle, the former residence of the Wettin princes, is fascinating and rich in contrasts, in view of its thousand years of architectural history. The museum presents both the domestic culture of the royal family and items from a wide variety of collections.

St. Bartholomäi in Altenburg

St. Bartholomäi in Altenburg

The oldest church in the town is used as Altenburg's Protestant parish church and as an exhibition venue. Since 2014, the exhibition entitled "Georg Spalatin - Freedom and Faith" has been on show in this Gothic hall church with a Romanesque crypt.

Heinrich Schütz House Bad Köstritz

Heinrich Schütz House Bad Köstritz

The house, where the first German composer of international importance was born, devotes itself to the connection between German texts written by Luther or translated for church music and the musical-rhetorical figures which form the basis of Schütz´s compositions.

Local History Museum Bad Frankenhausen

Local History Museum Bad Frankenhausen

Regional events from the 16th century are portrayed alongside exhibitions from the prehistoric era and early history. Interesting objects, such as documents and a "Luther Stone", are testimony to early reformatory endeavours.

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Panorama Museum Bad Frankenhausen

Panorama Museum Bad Frankenhausen

The Panorama Museum includes Werner Tübke´s monumental painting, an impressive painting with more than 3.000 individuals, in which humanism, the Reformation and the Peasant´s War, are contrasted and brought to life as a part of a comprehensive process of renewal.

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Eisenach Luther House

Eisenach Luther House

The heart of the house is the new permanent exhibition "Luther and the Bible", which features far more than its titel suggests: exceptional exhibition objects, multimedia presentations and surprising insights. Here you will learn why, how an with whom Luther translated the Bible.

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Wartburg Castle Eisenach

Wartburg Castle Eisenach

The Luther room in the protectorate - which was the authentic living and working room of the reformer from May 1521 to March of the following year and for centuries has been the destination for countless "pilgrims" - is the birthplace of Luther´s Bible and the modern German language.

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Friedenstein Castle Gotha

Friedenstein Castle Gotha

Friedenstein Castle houses many testimonies to Luther´s era. For example, one valuable item is the collection of broadsheets and handbills belonging to Duke Ernst I. of Saxe-Gotha.

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Jena City Museum

Jena City Museum

In memory of Martin Luther, elector John Frederick the Magnanimous commissioned a tombstone for the castle church in Wittenberg - however, it has been in the city church of Jena for more than four centuries. The Luther Bible from Jena can be found in the city museum.

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St. Mary´s Church, Müntzer Memorial Mühlhausen

St. Mary´s Church, Müntzer Memorial Mühlhausen

In 1525 Thomas Müntzer gave a sermon in St. Mary´s Church, he was one of the most important radical theologians of the early Reformation and the German Peasants´ War. In 1975 the Müntzer memorial was placed on the spot where insurgents had gathered during the revolt.

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Kornmarkt Church - Peasants´ War Museum Mühlhausen

Kornmarkt Church - Peasants´ War Museum Mühlhausen

The monastery church was built for the Franciscan Order in the middle of the 13th century and is now a Peasants´ War museum. The monastery garden was designed in line with the ideas of medieval scholar Albertus Magnus.

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Town Museum in the Franciscan Monastery Saalfeld

Town Museum in the Franciscan Monastery Saalfeld

Numerous exhibits, including a small prayer book with handwritten notes of Luther, belong to the collection of the museum.

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Wilhelmsburg Castle Schmalkalden

Wilhelmsburg Castle Schmalkalden

The permanent exhibition in the castle takes visitors back to the period of Martin Luther, the Reformation and the Schmalkalden League, the epitome of the Protestant protecting power.

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Museum of Leuchtenburg Castle Seitenroda

Museum of Leuchtenburg Castle Seitenroda

In the new exhibition on jurisdiction the visitor will find out about, among other things, how Anabaptists were imprisoned in Leuchtenburg castle and interrogated by well-known personalities of the Reformation such as Philipp Melanchthon and Caspar Cruciger.

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Leuchtenburg Castle Museum in Seitenroda

Leuchtenburg Castle Museum in Seitenroda

In the new exhibition on jurisdiction, the visitor will learn, among other things, how Anabaptists were imprisoned in Leuchtenburg Castle and interrogated by well-known Reformation personages, such as Philipp Melanchthon and Caspar Cruciger.

Wolfersdorf Castle

Wolfersdorf Castle

John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, gave orders for the hunting castle to be built. He was seen as a patron of the Reformation. The Castle became a noble memorial site in honour of John Frederick and the Reformation.

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