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Wittenberg

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-27
Part of Braun and Hogenberg map I-27





Facts in brief:

Located on Elbe river; was medieval center; is famed as birthplace of Reformation, where Martin Luther nailed Theses to door of church in 1517; declined after Dresden replaced Wittenberg as capital of Saxony in 1547; went to Prussia in 1815.

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