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Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Market square, with ancient town hall, statue of Martin Luther and Stadtkirche
Market square, with ancient town hall, statue of Martin Luther and Stadtkirche
Coat of arms of Lutherstadt Wittenberg
Coordinates 51°52′0″N 12°39′0″E / 51.86667°N 12.65000°E / 51.86667; 12.65000
Country Germany
State Saxony-Anhalt
District Wittenberg
Mayor Eckhard Naumann (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 240.32 km2 (92.79 sq mi)
Elevation 67 m  (220 ft)
Population 48,501  (31 December 2008)
 - Density 202 /km2 (523 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate WB
Postal code 06886
Area code 03491
Location of the town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg within Wittenberg district
Luther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg *
Statue of Martin Luther at the market square
Country Germany
Criteriaiv, vi
Region **Europe and North America
Inscription history
Inscription1996 (20th Session)

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.

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