Germany At A Glance

Capital: Berlin

Currency: Euro (1 Euro is equal to 1.07 USD)

Language: German

Climate: Berlin’s average temperature is 33 °F in January, 68 °F in July

Best Time to Visit: May-September

Popular Cuisine: Stollen, Lebkuchen, Currywurst, Sauerkraut, Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, Bratwurst, and Pretzels

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Wittenberg is known for its connection to Martin Luther, who lived in the monastery there. He nailed the 95 theses to the door of the Castle Church, which began the Protestant Reformation. His home has since been turned into a museum. 


Eisleben is the birthplace of Martin Luther and the place of his death. Both sites are World Heritage sites today. The church where he was baptized is also still standing. 

Wartburg Castle

The castle was built in the Middle Ages and overlooks the town of Eisenach. This is where Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German after his excommunication and exile. It was also the home of Saint Elizabeth


Eisenach is the town below Wartburg Castle. It is also known for being the birthplace of John Sebastian Bach. Martin Luther also attend Latin school here during his teenage years. Tourists can visit museums for both men.