Wittenberg

[ wit-n-burg; German vit-n-berk ]
/ ˈwɪt nˌbɜrg; German ˈvɪt nˌbɛrk /

noun

a city in central E Germany, on the Elbe: Luther taught in the university here; beginnings of the Reformation 1517.

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Wittenberg
/ (German ˈvɪtənbɛrk, English ˈwɪtənˌbɜːɡ) /

noun

a city in E Germany, on the River Elbe, in Brandenburg: Martin Luther, as a philosophy teacher at Wittenberg university, began the Reformation here in 1517 by nailing his 95 theses to the doors of a church. Pop: 46 295 (2003 est)
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