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Lutherstadt Wittenberg

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Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Altstadt Lutherstadt Wittenberg-Panorama.jpg
Schlossstraße Wittenberg 6336.JPGWittenberg Market square.JPG
Wittenberg - Schlosskirche innen 1.jpgLutherstadt Wittenberg,Collegienstraße 54,Universität.jpg
From top: Skyline of Wittenberg,
Wittenberg old town with view to the Castle church (undergoing repairs), Market square with town hall and Stadtkirche Wittenberg, inside Wittenberg castle church and Leucorea university
Coat of arms of Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Coat of arms
Lutherstadt Wittenberg is located in Germany
Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Location of Lutherstadt Wittenberg within Wittenberg district
Wittenberg in WB.svg
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CountryGermany
StateSaxony-Anhalt
DistrictWittenberg
Government
 • MayorEckhard Naumann (SPD)
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 zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
06886
Dialling codes03491
Vehicle registrationWB
Websitewittenberg.de

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

References[change | change source]

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