Melanchthonhaus | Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany

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The Melanchthonhaus in Lutherstadt Wittenberg with the broad-tiered gables on the left side is one of numerous world heritage sites in the region. Philipp Melanchthon lived and worked in this townhouse in the 16th century.

You can see Melanchthon as a reformer of the education system in the same way as you see Martin Luther as a reformer of the church. He was, so to say, a humanistic opposite which does not mean that Luther and Melanchthon worked against each other. In contrary, when Luther translated the New Testament, it was Melanchthon who corrected his work.

Technical Details

Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm @ 10mm
ISO: 100
Exposures: 8 in steps of 1 EV
Aperture: 11
Exposure time (middle): 8s
Tripod: Manfrotto 190CXPRO4
Size: 11.0 MPx
Date: Taken in February 2014
Location: Collegien street in Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Software: Lightroom 5.2, Photoshop CS6, Photomatix Pro

The Melanchthonhaus is part of the UNESCO World Heritage

The Melanchthonhaus and many other Luther memorials are part of the UNESCO World Heritage since 1996.

» UNESCO Description of the World Heritage: Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
» Other photos of the World Heritage: See more photos

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