EXPERIENCE LUTHER’S MANSFELD
Only the foundations remain of what was once the first school Luther ever attended. Nevertheless, every year on the first Saturday following Easter, his enrolment is reenacted and a feast celebrated at the site. Today, Luther’s Well (Lutherbrunnen) – constructed in 1913 – commemorates the reformer. Another object of interest is a Luther portait (Lutherbild) from 1540, on display at the church of St. George. It depicts Martin Luther in full regalia and is his only full body portrait. The renovation of Luther’s parental home in 2003 was accompanied by an archaelogical excavation. A trove of objects was discovered including cooking pots, barrel taps, and cups, all of which offer visitors an insight into daily life in the Luther family. Across from his parental home stands the modern building in which these artifacts will be put on display as part of future exhibitions. On top of the ‘Burgberg’ near Mansfeld, Mansfeld palace – once the fortress of the Counts of Mansfeld – is open to visitors.