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Castle Church (Schlosskirche)

Friedrichstrasse 1, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Wittenberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Zephyrhills, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The other reviewers are right about the 2 main churches being basically closed (renovations for 2017 celebrations). The Town Church is entirely closed. The Castle Church gives some access in its tours in German. Today, Saturday, there was a service at 5:00 in English in part of the Castle Church, right next to Luther's tomb. We took a 2:00 English... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

If you are thinking of going to Wittenberg because you want to see the Luther sights - don't bother! BOTH major churches were closed for renovation, preparing for the 500 anniversary in 2015.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Should have done more research before coming here. Church is under construction outside and inside. You cannot get in. Preparing for 2017 celebrations.

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Marysville, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

In all fairness, many places were covered in scaffolding as they are preparing for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017 so there wasn't much to see. In fact, we couldn't even enter the church but look at it through a construction fence. Bummer!

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Unfortunately we did not get to see much of the inside of the church because of the renovations. We were able to go in with a guide but much of the church was partitioned off and there wasn't much to see. We were able to see the door on the outside of the church were Martin Luther nailed his 95... More

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Hamilton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is the historic church where Martin Luther posted the 95 theses.The churches are being refurbished in anticipation of the 500th year anniversary of the posting in 2017.There is a nice visitor center across from the church and it is located near the main square.The main street with the old shops goes right by it.Also a block from it is... More

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Byron Bay
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This building enjoys a prominent position in the historical centre of Wittenberg. Unfortunately it's all under wraps so you can see nothing. Don't bother coming here to see it, as it will be two or three years before the renovations are finished.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

2017 is 500th anniversary of Luther's revolution. Most of historical buildings are being rebuild for the anniversary. They are covered with sheet, so You can't see the outside of the buildings. I recommend that you should visit in 3 years.

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Ancona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I didn't do any planning, and as a result missed the guided tour (the only way of seeing inside, at least while the scaffolding's up) and the English service. At least it was possible to look through the scaffolding and see the door - the descendant of the original, actually - where Martin Luther nailed the famous theses. If you... More

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at home
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159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Having read about entry hours & times in planning our driving tour of Germany, I was expecting the church to be closed & completely covered in scaffolding. What a lovely surprise to find the main doors (the metal replacement doors for the original wooden ones Luther nailed his 95 theses to) free from scaffolding & available for a lovely photograph!... More

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