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Address: Friedrichstrasse 1, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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They are currently remodeling it to prepare for the celebration: 500 years of reformation. Unfortunately, this means that its wrapped in white plastic and looks like a poorly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

You have to use your imagination here at this point. It will be completed next year, but until then, you can only have a glimpse at what this church was like. You can see where Luther and Melanchthon are buried. Look for the English-speaking Lutheran services that are held there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

They are currently remodeling it to prepare for the celebration: 500 years of reformation. Unfortunately, this means that its wrapped in white plastic and looks like a poorly disguised Christmas gift. The only thing you can see is the door that Martin Luther nailed his Theses to... until you realize that the door you are looking at is carved with... More 

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Tupelo, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We spent the night in the castle to which the church is attached. It was operated as a youth hostel. OK breakfast. Super affordable. Amazing stone arched window onto a balcony.

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Lehi, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

While to church is impressive looking even during the major renovation, it was disappointing that it was closed to public assess. The renovation appears to be preparing the church for the 500 year anniversary in 2017. The door where Luther posted his 95 Thesis is viewable through a fence. The town is great and well worth the journey.

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Defiance, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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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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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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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Address: Friedrichstrasse 1, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Saxony-Anhalt  >  Wittenberg

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