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Castle Church (Schlosskirche)

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

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Under renovation

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 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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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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