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Castle Church (Schlosskirche)

Address: Friedrichstrasse 1, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Wittenberg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
33 helpful votes 33 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Marysville, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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259 attraction reviews
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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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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
60 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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