Wittenberg (/ˈwɪtənbɜːrɡ, ˈvɪt-/ WIT-ən-burg, VIT-, German: [ˈvɪtn̩bɛʁk] (listen); 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.
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
|Coordinates: 51°52′02″N 12°38′54″E / 51.8671°N 12.6484°ECoordinates: 51°52′02″N 12°38′54″E / 51.8671°N 12.6484°E|
|• Mayor||Torsten Zugehör (Ind.)|
|• Total||240.32 km2 (92.79 sq mi)|
|Elevation||67 m (220 ft)|
|• Density||190/km2 (480/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Wittenberg has about 46,000 inhabitants. Its geographical coordinates are 51° 52’ N, 12° 39’ E.
- ↑ Low German wit meaning "white", Berg meaning "mountain"; Standard German equivalent Weißenberg
- ↑ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden – Stand: 31. Dezember 2021" (PDF) (in German). Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt. June 2022.