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Ho­tel Alte Can­z­ley. Schloss­platz 3-5, Wittenberg, 011-493491-429190, alte-can­z­ley.com/en

Wake up in front of the Castle Church, where Luther nailed his 95 the­ses, at this lovely 4-star ho­tel housed in a 14th-cen­tury build­ing. The eight rooms are named after fa­mous guests and come with a kitch­enette. Rates start at around $158.

Schlossstrasse 2, Wittenberg, 011-49-34914204344, schwarzer-baer­wit­ten­berg.de

It doesn’t get more cen­tral than this fam­ily-run inn next to the Cranach court­yard. There are sin­gles, dou­bles and even “Luther Rooms” where you can sleep with the Re­former’s pudgy face above your bed. Rates start at around $125. from the 16th cen­tury serve more than 60 types of potato dishes, in­clud­ing gamy deer­meat stew with spaet­zle potato noo­dles. En­trees run from $10 to $18. Castle Church. Schloss­platz 1, Wittenberg, 011-49-3491402585, luther­stadt-wittenberg.de/en/cul­ture/un­escow­eltkul­turerbe/schlosskirche

The fa­mous church is where Martin Luther nailed his the­ses to the door. The orig­i­nal wood door was de­stroyed by a fire in 1760 and has been re­placed by bronze doors with his the­ses in­scribed in Latin. Luther and fel­low re­former Philipp Me­lanchthon are buried in­side just un­der the pul­pits. Free ad­mis­sion. Open Mon­day-Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun­day from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Guided tours in English are avail­able for around $4.15 Mon­day through Satur­day from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Sun­day from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Luther­haus. Col­le­gianstrasse 54, Wittenberg, 011-49-349142030, mar­tin­luther.de/de/ be­such/museen/luther­haus

Housed in a former Au­gus­tinian monastery and re­opened in March after a six­month ren­o­va­tion, Luther’s former home is now the world’s largest Ref­or­ma­tion mu­seum and a must-see site for vis­i­tors. See where Luther wrote ser­mons and pre­pared his the­ses, as well as Cranach’s wood-pan­eled paint­ing of the Ten Com­mand­ments and an orig­i­nal Luther bi­ble. Reg­u­lar ad­mis­sion around $9; re­duced for stu­dents and those with dis­abil­i­ties to around $7. Asisi Panorama. Luther­strasse 42, Wittenberg, 01149-3491-6434700, asisi.de/ panora­mas/luther-1517.html

Built in­side a tow­er­ing ro­tunda last year, Yade­gar Asisi’s strik­ing 50-by-250-foot panoramic illustration of life in 16th-cen­tury Wittenberg is a 360-de­gree, cin­e­matic ex­pe­ri­ence and a great primer for any­one wish­ing to learn about the events that led to the Ref­or­ma­tion. Reg­u­lar ad­mis­sion around $12.50; re­duced for stu­dents and those with dis­abil­i­ties to around $10; chil­dren around $4.50. Book two nights & get a third night

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