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Address: Friedrichstrasse 1, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Amazing and a work in progress

So, this church is under repair in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the promulgation of the 95 theses. It is a very impressive church to walk around, and there is a giant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Jackson, Mississippi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We were looking forward to seeing the Castle Church. They are in the process of renovating the entire church so we didn't get to see anything inside. The church is impressive from the outside, although the door to which Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses is long gone and a new one in its place.

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Rabat, Morocco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

So, this church is under repair in preparation for the 500th anniversary of the promulgation of the 95 theses. It is a very impressive church to walk around, and there is a giant metal door engraved with the 95 theses for you to take a picture with.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The church was fully closed (August 10) yesterday 'due to illness.' Even though its under renovation, we were hoping to at least go inside or see something. It's fully blocked off. I was so happy we went to Lutherstadt-Eisleben. While I'm glad they are taking care of the old building - I'm sure a treasure - it was disappointing we... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Only gave it three stars because there was no info on how to get a tour, only one available each day, and it was completely closed to us due to renovations for the Reformation anniversary in 2017. It was really nice on the outside. But we wanted to see much more! The door with Luther's 95 Thesis engraved on it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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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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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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