The Melanchthon House / Das Melanchthonhaus

The Melanchthon House / Das Melanchthonhaus (HM1BRA)

Location: Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt 06886 Drome
Country: Germany
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N 51° 51.888', E 12° 39.062'

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This building was erected in 1536 for Philipp Schwarzerdt, one of the most significant German humanists and reformers, better known as Philipp Melanchthon. Melanchthon's family owned the house until 1604.

The three-storeyed gabled house has round arched niches as seats on both sides of the entrance; these can also be seen at the door to the Luther House

In 1967 a memorial of Philipp Melanchthon was opened in this house. To Melanchthon's 500th birthday in 1997, the house was restored and the museum redesigned. Melanchthon's study, the room in which he died, and the lovely herb garden are of special importance.


Das Geb?ude wurde 1536 f?r den bedeutenden deutschen Humanisten und Reformator Philipp Schwarzerdt, weitaus bekannter unter dem Namen Philipp Melanchthon, errichtet. Bis 1604 verblieb das Haus im Besitz der Familie Melanchthon. Der dreigeschossige Renaissance-Giebelbau verf?gt beiderseits der Eingangst?r ?ber sogenannte Rundbogensitznischen, wie sie auch am Eingang zum Lutherhaus zu finden sind.

Erst 1967 wurde es als eine Gedenkst?tte f?r Philipp Melanchthon er?ffnet. Zum 500. Geburtstag Melanchthons 1997 wurde das Haus restauriert und als Museum neu konzipiert. Besonders sehenswert sind Melanchthons Studierzimmer, Sterbezimmer und der sch?ne Kr?utergarten.
Placed ByStadtwerke Lutherstadt Wittenberg GmbH
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)33U E 338267 N 5748609
Decimal Degrees51.86480000, 12.65103333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 51.888', E 12° 39.062'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 51' 53.28" N, 12° 39' 3.72" E
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Area Code(s)276
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 60 Collegienstraße, Wittenberg Saxony-Anhalt 06886, DE
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