The Luther House in Wittenberg was the main place where Martin Luther lived and worked for almost 35 years - first as a monk in 1508, and then as a husband and father from 1525. Luther made his "reformatory discovery" in the house, he held lectures for students from all over Europe, and he composed the works that changed the world there.
The house where Philipp Melanchthon lived is one of the finest town houses in Wittenberg. It is an architectural gem in the Renaissance style with late-Gothic windows and a vaulted, stepped gable. The three-storey building was erected for Elector Johann Friedrich in 1536. Philipp Melanchthon, his family and their student lodgers lived in the house.