Lutherstadt Wittenberg is an Elbe River cruise port and town in Saxony-Anhalt state (central Germany), with population around 47,000.
Among city's landmarks and best-known tourist attractions is Schlosskirche - 14th-century church, where in 1517, Martin Luther (1483-1546) nailed his 95 theses (Disputation on the Power of Indulgences). The building was damaged by fire in 1760, then rebuilt and restored. Its burnt wooden doors were replaced by bronze doors, with the Latin text of Luther's theses engraved. The church has the tombs of Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon (protestant theologian). Other famous buildings are Marienkirche (14th-century church) and Lutherhaus (Martin Luther's house/museum).
As cruise port, Lutherstadt Wittenberg is included in the regular schedule of world's largest river cruise company - Viking. Next table shows company's 5-day itinerary between homeports Decin and Lutherstadt Wittenberg.
|Date / Time||Port|
|14 Apr||Departing from Decin, Czech Republic|
|15 Apr||Bad Schandau, Germany|
|15 Apr||Scenic Cruising|
|16 Apr||Dresden, Germany|
|17 Apr||Meissen, Germany|
|17 Apr||Torgau, Germany|
|18 Apr / 19 Apr (overnight)||Arriving in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Germany|
The 5-day cruisetour is operated by company's two newbuild boats (Viking Longships) on Elbe River - the 2015-built sisterships Astrild and Beyla. Prices start from ~USD 3400 per person (double occupancy).