Where to eat
Brauhaus Wittenberg. Markt 6, Wittenberg, 011-49-3491433130, brauhaus-wittenberg.de
This three-story brewery sits in a stunning 16th-century courtyard just off the main drag and serves hearty German fare as well as “Luther rolls” with beef, onions, gravy and dumplings. Entrees run from about $11 to $17.
Judenstrasse 35, Wittenberg, 011-49-3491-62830, luther2017.de/en/experience/ places/city-church-wittenberg
Often called the “Mother Church of the Reformation,” this is the oldest building in town and is where Luther gave more than 2,000 sermons. Don’t miss Lucas Cranach’s four-paneled altarpiece depicting Luther, Melanchthon and the painter himself in biblical contexts. Free admission with donation suggested. Open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. English language audio guides and guided tours can be arranged at the Tourist Information Office at Schlossplatz 2. These websites are each packed with historical information, itineraries and helpful tidbits to help you plan your trip to Wittenberg and the other towns in Germany celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation: visit-luther.com, r2017.org and germany.travel/en/specials/luther/luther.html.