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Address: Friedrichstrasse 1, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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still being restored

I feel weird reviewing this church when both of my visits (18 months apart) involved not being able to see a single thing inside the building. The restoration work in preparation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Defiance, Ohio
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Scaffolding covers the entire structure except the steeples, and you won't get inside until 2017. Still, you can see the door on which Luther posted the 95 Theses and began what became the Protestant Reformation. We bought a pictoral book of wittenberg and saw photos of the inside of this church where Luther is buried. It will almost be worth... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I feel weird reviewing this church when both of my visits (18 months apart) involved not being able to see a single thing inside the building. The restoration work in preparation for 2017 may very well take all the way until 2017--I think my 2015 visit it had more scaffolding than my 2013 trip! They did leave "the doors" (the... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We bought tickets for the church tour - and it turns out it was just for the tower! They opened the door for the tour and you can imagine our shock at seeing just a spiral staircase... I though perhaps we needed to go up a flight or so to get into the church. No, it was ALL THE WAY... More 

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North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

With all preparations for 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 theses, the church is closed to visitors expect for a 1:00 pm tour with protective drapes covering everything a visitor would like to see.

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Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Schlosskirche is currently under renovation and the guided tour is therefore somewhat limited in what is can offer. However, the restoration process is immense and the end product (estimated late 2016?) should be amazing. It is still worth a visit now, as the history speaks for itself, but in 2017, the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation led by... More 

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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We visited on reformation day, a highlight of the year. The service were attended was lead poorly by women who were on a conference, many who struggled with English. The sermon was by a progressive Lutheran who sidetracked into how we should now have a third sacrament... Not very appropriate on reformation day! The renovations for 2017 make the place... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The church is currently being renovated. It is however possible to see interior of the church as there are guided tours 2-3 times every day. An alternative is to go there Sunday morning for worship. We did so which provided plenty of time to see the church.

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Suckley
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116 reviews 116 reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
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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127 reviews 127 reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
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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