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Address: Friedrichstrasse 1, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Outside View Only Until 2017

While this the site of one of the most important moments in European history with Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the church door, it is currently being prepared for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Clayton, California
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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

While this the site of one of the most important moments in European history with Martin Luther nailing his 95 theses to the church door, it is currently being prepared for the 500 anniversary of this event in 2017. As a result, you are only able to view the church from behind a wire fence. That door and most of... More 

1 Thank Mikeview
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I am traveling as part of a Lutheran church group and as such we got special access to the interior of the church. It is amazing, even in the midst of a massive restoration in anticipation of the 2017 Reformation year of remembrance. Interred here are Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon. This church is considered the church of the university.... More 

Thank Paul A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

What we saw of the restoration under way was very good. The acoustics for the organ recital were excellent.

Thank Robyn B
Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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.

Thank 50States36Countries
Rabat, Morocco
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469 reviews
221 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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.

Thank CDMG123
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

Thank kdschielke
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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.

Thank XerkUSA
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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