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Stadtkirche, a World Heritage Treasure

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Address: Juedenstr. 35, 06886 Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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A real treasure

This church is a World Heritage Site - and quite rightly so! Walk around it and go inside. Take you time and make sure you see every corner of this impressive building. And watch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Horst S
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Lauchringen, Germany
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Lauchringen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church is a World Heritage Site - and quite rightly so! Walk around it and go inside. Take you time and make sure you see every corner of this impressive building. And watch all the paintings by L. Cranach - looking out for details. There is a small printed guide worth taking. This church is a true gem! (There... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While it does seem very odd having a store inside of the church building proper - and despite the fact you have to pay to get in if you are a part of a tour (individuals are at no cost) this was a great visit. The paintings were simply spectacular and to think that this is the place where Luther... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

This is the church where Martin Luther preached many of his sermons and even baptized his children. Admission is free but it is appropriate to leave a small donation as the congregation must support its own church. I managed to video the altar and church before the church lady told me that photography was forbidden unless I purchased a license.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

The Cranach works are amazing. This was Luther's Church - thousands of sermons delivered. This is the place for all pilgrims to see. Plan to spend some time here - tours typically are in and out. It really helps to get some explanation of the paintings. This along with Lutherhaus museum are the highlights of Wittenberg!

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Thank Gesstree
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Our first destination after we parked our car on the street of Wittenberg, was the Stadtkirche. We wanted to see where Luther preached most Sundays, as well as where he married his beloved Katharina and where his six children were baptized. It was under construction for the 2017 festivities, celebrating the 500 years of reformation; still we were allowed to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

The Last Supper in Luther's time version is very impressive. This is the church where the Reformer preached gospel.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

The church is quite austere in the German Protestant tradition . It has been well-restored and it has a number of paintings by the Cranach father and son . The centrepiece of course is the Cranach ( the elder ) altar . I appreciated the small exhibition which showed how the pictures had been restored and gave some background to... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Stadtkirche is one of several important sites to visit in Wittenberg. The church features famous altar painted by Lucas Cranach the Older, depicting Martin Luther. If you are visiting Wittenberg then this is one of the must see places.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

HIstorically important, though from the interior, it's quite austere looking. Anyway, go and have a look to get more perspective on Martin Luther and what he had to say.

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Oberursel (Taunus), Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Beautifully renovated, both the church itself as well as its main work of art, the Cranach altar. Currently even topped by the Cranach exhibition (till November 1, 2015) with paintings and explanations.

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