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Markt Wittenberg

Markt Wittenberg

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  • Sachsen Onkel

    Very nice are the town hall, the Luther monument and the monument of Philipp Melanchthons. More coffees invite you to linger.

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    • June 8, 2017

  • Siegfried LG

    The Wittenberger Röhrwasser is a medieval water supply system in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

    In the Middle Ages, Wittenberg's citizens supplied more than 15 wells and two streams with water. But since they could not always satisfy the need for fresh water, the Elector Johann Friedrich the Magnanimous in 1542/1543 opened up a source area. A pipe master moved north of the city from Teucheler forest from a pipe line into the castle. This pipe was made of hollow logs connected with iron bushes. The system was so effective that the prince was able to sell connections, including to the university.
    The citizens of Wittenberg were enthusiastic about this type of water supply. In order not to be dependent on the Elector, in 1556 seven wealthy citizens decided to found their own water company. In the Annendorfer Mark, they opened a spring and directed their water to their homes. This tube ride was later called "Alte Jungfernröhrwasser".
    In 1559, another source was seized, the people called this tube "New Jungfernwasser." Further trips came in 1625 ("Rhodian Waters") and in 1691 the "Iron or Acid Meadow Water"
    The care of these bourgeois Röhrwasserfahrten took over a specially formed union. It still exists today under the name Gewerkschaft Altes und Neue Jungfernröhrwasser.

    Of the Röhrwasserfahrten the "Old and New Jungfernröhrwasser" are still functional today. They serve as a cultural-historical monument from the 16th century. The tube system is managed by Stadtwerke Lutherstadt Wittenberg and the union Altes and Neues Jungfernröhrwasser e.V.

    Source:
    sachsen-anhalt-wiki.de/index.php/Wittenberger_Röhrwasser

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    • September 18, 2017

  • Siegfried LG

    When I first saw Market Square Wittenberg in the evening, I was blown away. The ensemble of old houses, town hall, town church, the monuments of Melanchthon and Luther, gives the place a great flair. Not only 2017 is worth a visit.

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    • September 18, 2017

  • Siegfried LG

    In 1505, Elector Friedrich the Wise called the painter Lucas from Kronach in Franconia to his Wittenberg court. Cranach lived in Wittenberg for 40 years, where he left a lasting mark as one of the most versatile personalities of the Reformation. Thus, in the city are two of his houses, the so-called Cranach courts, in which his work and activities were. In these historically interesting monuments of the Renaissance, the history of one of Wittenberg's most famous citizens is combined with the architectural history of two houses.

    At market 3 and 4:
    Cranach initially lived in the painter's room in the castle, but acquired in 1512 the estate on Markt 3 and 4 in Wittenberg. Probably Cranach had married in 1512 and moved with his family to the market. Here he built the most successful painting workshop of his time. He sold the properties around 1517/18, but bought Markt 4 back in 1522 to set up the printing works founded by his business partner Christian Döring. From this went out prints with world significance, including Luther's New Testament in German, the so-called Septembertestament.

    The rococo style dominated the redesigns around the year 1771. The third floor was increased and the lower attic was extended. Further changes in the 19th and 20th centuries have led to speculation about the division of space during the Cranach period. During the extensive restoration of the ensemble from 1995, valuable Renaissance paintings on ceilings and walls were discovered. The Cranach Foundation exhibits temporary exhibitions in the rooms on the ground floor and the first floor. In addition, the farm has become a lively place for crafts, trade and communication.

    Source:
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranach-Höfe

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    • September 18, 2017

  • Sachsen Onkel

    Cranach bought the house in 1512 and set up his painting workshop there, and he also lived here for a while.

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    • June 8, 2017

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    Unfortunately, the marketplace no longer serves as a market today. Shacks and feed stands are set up only for special festivals.

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    • December 17, 2017

  • Gerd

    Medieval water supply system in the Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

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    • February 4, 2018

  • Gerd

    Highly interesting city with a rich history. Definitely a little more time to plan !!!

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    • February 4, 2018

  • Gerd

    Wittenberg is a beautiful and traditional city that you should visit not only in the year of Luther. When driving on the Elbe Cycle Path you should definitely plan a night out.

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    • September 20, 2017

  • Richie on Tour 🚴‍♂️🚶‍♂️

    A beautiful city and it is located on many bike paths, ideal for a rest with overnight stay. For example, you can sit in the brewery in a great atmosphere, drink good beer and eat.

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    • July 14, 2019

  • Gerd

    The Luther monument was erected in 1821; the memorial of his companion Melanchton some 40 years later.

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    • November 13, 2020

  • Volkmar Blase

    Already around 1000 BC Chr., A significant castle is said to have controlled the "region".
    The existence of Kemberg has been documented since the first half of the 11th century. It belonged to the county Brehna or Wettin-Brehna, but fell in 1290 to the Ascanian Saxon Wittenberg. From the year 1346 the oldest documentary mention dates as city. The city council acquired the lower courts in 1482 and the upper courts in 1703. The partly preserved city wall was built in the 14th century. Around 1429 Kemberg was struck in the wake of the Hussite Wars. In 1488 her Magdeburg city law was confirmed. In 1522 Kemberg joined the Reformation. Kemberg was hit by witch huntings 1543-1595. Two men got into a witch trial.
    The plague erupted seven times in the 16th and 17th centuries. Together with the heavy devastation suffered in the Thirty Years' War, several floods and city fires, the population sank from over 1,000 to barely more than 100 around the year 1638. By the middle of the 18th century, the population had risen again to over 1,000.
    In 1815 Kemberg came to Prussia from the Kingdom of Saxony. In 1908 at Bergwitz began the development work on brown coal mining, lignite mining itself was added in 1912. In 1916, the first bucket wheel excavator in Germany was used. In 1955, lignite production stopped and the open pit flooded. It was the Bergwitzsee. In total, about 50 million t of brown coal were mined from the open pit.
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    Kemberg is a former agricultural town. It is due to the unity of the preserved cityscape of urban significance. The typical regional floor plan of a street village, which was extended and fortified in the Middle Ages, is essentially due to the monumental-looking late Gothic town church "St. Marien "dominiert.Die church was built from 1290 to 1340.
    During the Reformation, Kemberg and the Kemberger Church played an important role. It is proven that Luther was in Kemberg 14 times and preached several times in the church. After the death of Luther, his coffin was laid out on the night of February 21 to 22, 1546 in the church. In the church was a 1565 by Lucas Cranach d. J. created altar, which became the victim of a fire in 1994 and whose remains can be visited in the sacristy.

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    • December 2, 2016

  • Joern

    Very well-kept city; with many hidden beauties

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    • May 28, 2020

  • Siegfried LG

    Wittenberg doesn't just have very beautiful houses, but several special courtyards. One of them is the "Beyer-Hof"

    Christian Beyer was born in Kleinlangheim in Lower Franconia in 1482. In the summer of 1503, the young Franconian had himself entered in the album of the Wittenberg University and was one of the first students at the university, which was rapidly gaining in importance. In 1505 he obtained his master's degree and in 1507 the highly talented young man was called a teacher at the artist faculty. Three years later, he graduated from law school with a doctorate in both rights and got married.

    He acquired the Markt 6 property in Wittenberg, now known as the “Beyer-Hof”. In 1512 the property fell victim to a fire that broke out, but the professor was able to start rebuilding the house in the same year. Because the new building cost him so much, he later asked the elector to increase his salary by 30 guilders. This building, like most of the large new buildings of the time, also accommodated students. The payments for board and lodging for the students were an important source of income for the citizens of Wittenberg and the professors. It is well known that students lived and lived in the houses of Luther and Melanchthon.

    Now it is the Hotel Brauhaus Wittenberg and is known, among other things, for its home-brewed beers.

    Source and further information:
    brauhaus-wittenberg.de

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    • September 20, 2017

  • Boris 🚴 🏃 ⛰

    Idyllic market place with good steak house. Attention! - the Italian restaurant "Calabrese" is not recommended.

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    • June 22, 2018

  • Sachsen Onkel

    The monument was inaugurated in 1821 in honor of the reformer.

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    • February 13, 2021

  • Teuto Radler

    Here you can see pure history

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    • January 20, 2017

  • Matthias

    The market square and the entire old town of Wittenberg are recommended.

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    • September 4, 2020

  • Sachsen Onkel

    Great fountain from once 15 in the medieval city, as part of the pipe water from the 16th century, which served to supply the city with water.

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    • February 13, 2021

  • Andrea

    There is also cozy, worth seeing and delicious 🍻 and food

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    • June 23, 2020

  • Teuto Radler

    In the year of Luther 2017 a visit is worthwhile

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    • January 30, 2017

  • DafXF95

    here you should rest a little. Around the market square there are very nice restaurants with a good offer. Whoever stands here feels set back. The charm and flair take your breath away

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    • July 19, 2020

  • Beat

    nice market and just around the corner is the ice cream parlor;)

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    • August 23, 2020

  • Matthias

    The market square and the entire old town of Wittenberg are recommended.

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    • September 4, 2020


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Location: Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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