Lutherstadt Wittenberg

town in Germany
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Wittenberg (/ˈwɪtənbɜːrɡ, ˈvɪt-/ WIT-ən-burg, VIT-, German: [ˈvɪtn̩bɛʁk] (About this soundlisten); Low Saxon: Wittenbarg; meaning White Mountain;[a] officially Lutherstadt Wittenberg (traditional English: Luther City Wittenberg, Low Saxon: Lutherstadt Wittenbarg)) is a town in Germany. It lies in the eastern part of Saxony-Anhalt. Wittenberg became one of the most important German towns of political, cultural, historical, and artistic advances in the 16th century. The famous reformation places in the old town, and the buildings developed in different epochs, make up the architecture of the town. Many people travel to Wittenberg because of its past, and its connection to Martin Luther who worked there.

Wittenberg

Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Altstadt Lutherstadt Wittenberg-Panorama.jpg
Wittenberg - Stadtbach in der Schlossstrasse (Town Stream in the Schlossstrasse) - geo.hlipp.de - 28216.jpgWittenberg Market square.JPG
Wittenberg - Schlosskirche innen 1.jpgLutherstadt Wittenberg,Collegienstraße 54,Universität.jpg
Wittenberg - Klosterkirche.jpgWittenberg - Stadthaus.jpg
From top: Skyline of Wittenberg,
Wittenberg old town with view to the Castle church, Market square with town hall and Stadtkirche Wittenberg, inside Wittenberg castle church and LutherhausLeucorea university, former monastery church of the Franciscans - Historic Town Information Center and the Stadthaus
Coat of arms of Wittenberg
Coat of arms
Location of Wittenberg within Wittenberg district
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Wittenberg is located in Germany
Wittenberg
Wittenberg
Wittenberg is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Wittenberg
Wittenberg
Coordinates: 51°52′02″N 12°38′54″E / 51.8671°N 12.6484°E / 51.8671; 12.6484Coordinates: 51°52′02″N 12°38′54″E / 51.8671°N 12.6484°E / 51.8671; 12.6484
CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictWittenberg
Government
 • MayorTorsten Zugehör (Ind.)
Area
 • Total240.32 km2 (92.79 sq mi)
Elevation
67 m (220 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total46,475
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
06886
Dialling codes03491
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitewittenberg.de

Wittenberg has about 46,000 inhabitants. Its geographical coordinates are 51° 52’ N, 12° 39’ E.

NotesEdit

  1. Low German wit meaning "white", Berg meaning "mountain"; Standard German equivalent Weißenberg

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31.12.2015" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt (in German).