Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Experience world history up close

The Luther House in Wittenberg


in Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Cranach yards

Lucas Cranach the Elder lived in these houses with yards for almost half a century, creating paintings that are now in the worlds great museums.

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Highlights & Recommendations


Pilgrimage to the Apollensberg

Discover a breathtaking panorama

Hike to the Apollensberg and enjoy a unique view of Wittenberg and the surrounding area there. Here you will also find an interesting nature trail that will take you back to the foot of the mountain.

Stadtkirche Lutherstadt Wittenberg bei Nacht

Wittenberg night stories

Come, listen, marvel!

Two guides in historical dress will accompany you through the alleys of Wittenberg by torchlight, telling you all kinds of interesting and entertaining stories about the 16th century in the city.

You will hear stories about local celebrities and visit the scenes of many curious incidents. And – dont be afraid, the brave men of the Wittenberg city guard will protect you from highwaymen and bag cutters.

Before the tour, wed love to welcome you to the restaurant Alte Canzley” to delight your palates with thematically appropriate dishes. Alternatively, we also offer a vegetarian meal. In addition, you can enjoy a beer, a glass of wine, a wine spritzer or a non-alcoholic drink.


Guided tour excl. food: 10 per adult
Children 6 to 15 years: € 6

Guided tour incl. food: € 25.50 per person

Further information

Guided tour without food
Duration: 75 minutes
Start: 21:00
Meeting place: Tourist Information Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Schlossplatz 2

Guided tour with meal
Start: 20:00
Meeting place: Restaurant Alte Canzley, Schlossplatz 3


Schmetterling im Alaris Schmetterlingspark

Alaris Butterfly Park

The vast tropical landscape of the Alaris Butterfly Park (1,000 m²) lets visitors marvel at over 140 species of butterflies of all sizes and colors. With a little luck, you can even witness these beautiful creatures mate and hatch.

Besides typical spring insects such as Swallowtail butterflies, you can also see Indian Oakleaves, bright blue Emperors or nimble Owl butterflies hovering through the air. In April, the first Atlas silk moths also hatch. With wingspans of up to 30 cm, they are the giants among the butterflies.

Guided tours of the Alaris Butterfly Park

Visitor groups can take guided tours of the butterfly park by appointment. For school classes, project visits are a possibility this year, ideally complementing biology lessons.

Wittenberg Tropical Night

Every year, the Alaris Butterfly Park invites you to a magical evening in the illuminated rainforest with entertaining guided tours, including a snack and lots of interesting facts about the most beautiful representatives of the insect family.


Stadtführung Wittenberg

Public guided tour of the city

The public guided tour of historic Wittenberg includes a walk through the old town, from the castle church to Luthers house.

Discover the Cranach houses, the market square with its Renaissance-era town hall, and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Lutherhaus, Melanchthon House, Castle Church and Town Church. We recommend you arrive at the Lutherstadt Wittenberg Tourist Information (Schlossplatz 2) 10-15 minutes before the tour in order to purchase a ticket. From November-March, public tours require a minimum of 5 or more full-paying guests for tours of 1.5 hours and 10 or more full-paying guests for tours of 2 hours, including entrances into interior places (not available on Mondays). During this period, we recommend advance bookings.


Adults: € 9
Reduced: € 6

Adults: 9
Reduced: 6
(2 hours incl. admission to the Lutherhaus or to the Melanchthon House)

Adults: 6
Reduced: 4
(1.5 hours, outdoor tour)

Discounts available for: Children 6-15 years; severely disabled persons
Children under 6 years are free

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