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We visited on our Welterbecard (24 hour ticket is €19.50 from Tourist Information including headphones). The museum is laid out beautifully. Watch the 10 minute film at the beginning of the tour. I learned so much here.
Fascinating history of Lucas Cranach who used an early printing press for Luther’s publications and also painted for Kings and many others. Court printer for two kings. Impressive displays of his work and studio. Lots about art and modern graphics too.
The homes of Lucas Cranach the Elder and his son, Lucas Cranach the Younger are close to one another on the same block separated by the Cranach apothecary which is still in use as a pharmacy. The Cranach's woodcuts and paintings communicated the Reformation theology...More
The Workshop of Lucas Cranach. Lucas Cranach the elder was a talent and successful artist, pharmacist, merchant and politician.
As a close friend of Martin Luther, Canach was not only one of the most significant painters of the German Renaissance, but also a "painter of...More
The two Cranach houses are showplaces of the father and son. The Elder was probably the richest man in town. He was not only a painter , artist and a friend of Luther's, he was a pharmacist, a printer and the mayor. The homes are...More
Wonderful works of Cranach, while some are reproductions, the originals are found in churches and galleries. His portraits are recognized, several of Martin Luther, and are amazing. He also ran a workshop, printing works and apothecary shop. A very interesting place to visit.
If you have seen the wonderful Reformation altarpiece and the fine memorial paintings in the StadtKirche, you will certainly find it worthwhile to visit the Cranach family's house and workshops in the Marketplace. In 1505 Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) was appointed court painter to...More