Would you like to bookmark this item?

You can bookmark this item and revisit it later using the “My Bookmarks” function at the bottom of the page. Bookmarking items is only possible when you’ve enabled cookies on your browser. Please note: If you delete your cookies, all previously set bookmarks will be erased.

zum Inhalt springen Melanchthon Monument in Lutherstadt Wittenberg © Michael Bader, IMG Sachsen-Anhalt

Fun Fact

Not only was Melanchthon Luther's good friend and colleague, he was also the Reformation's intellectual leader and first systematic theologian.

Following a Friendship through LutherCountry

Philipp Melanchthon was one of Luther's greatest supporters, closest friends, and most trusted confidants. The perfect balance to Luther's passionate character, Melanchthon always kept a cool head and tried to find common ground with his fellow Christians. Moreover, Melanchthon was the leading force behind the German Reformation after Luther's death.

Their friendship was one for the history books and left a permanent mark on Germany's cultural landscape. Learn more about the Great Reformer by getting to know his best friend! Visit romantic locations like Heidelberg and Augsburg before making your way to LutherCities like Eisenach and Lutherstadt Eisleben, or the Melanchthon House in Lutherstadt Wittenberg. This museum offers a rare look into the life and works of this important humanist and reformer. In Lutherstadt Wittenberg you can also see the Castle Church where the two best friends are buried side-by-side.

This, of course, is just one suggestion on how to spend an unforgettable vacation in LutherCountry! For more suggestions, please take a look at our "Adventures in LutherCountry" brochure!