Wittenberg (Germany)

Wittenberg, officially Lutherstadt Wittenberg, is a city in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Situated on the river Elbe, it has a population of about 50,000.

The importance of Wittenberg historically was due to its seat of the Elector of Saxony, a dignity held by the dukes of Saxe-Wittenberg and also to its close connection with Martin Luther and the dawn of the Protestant Reformation; several of its buildings are associated with the events of this time. Part of the Augustinianmonastery in which Luther dwelt, first as a monk and later as owner with his wife and family, is preserved and considered to be the world's premier museum dedicated to Luther.

The twenty closest neighbours in the database:

Potsdam (Germany) (65 km), Berlin (Germany) (88 km), Reichstag Berlin (88 km), Spreewald (88 km), Museum Island Berlin (89 km), Stasi Prison Hohenschönhausen (95 km), Quedlinburg (Germany) (103 km), Dresden (Germany) (119 km), Barbarossa Cave (124 km), Wernigerode (Germany) (128 km), Autostadt Wolfsburg (141 km), Mines of Rammelsberg (153 km), Goslar (Germany) (153 km), Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) (183 km), Hildesheim (Germany) (187 km), Celle (Germany) (194 km), Hannover Zoo (204 km), Hannover (Germany) (207 km), German Oil Museum (211 km), Schwerin (Germany) (213 km)

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