Luthersbrunnen ("Luther's Fountain") is 4.5 kilometers east of the city center of Wittenberg. The restaurant terrace has a view of the Elbe meadows. The right part of the building hides a spring, which Martin Luther discovered in 1521 on one of his walks and often visited with his friends. Clean drinking water was precious in the 16th century since water in towns and villages was polluted by sewage. On the 200th anniversary of the Reformation in 1717, a house was built over the spring. There are inscription panels above the entrance door to the fountain explaining its significance. The restaurant is small and appears to be family run, but the food is Saxon at its best. We had homemade wild mushroom soup and wild game - rabbit and duck. I think the owner went out and shot them both earlier that day! They see few tourists and welcomed us warmly. The owner gave us some newly made pork liverwurst and sausages from their recent Schlachtfest (The Fall slaughtering of the pigs). What a find! What an experience!
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