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Address: Schlossplatz 1, 06886 Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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+49 (3491) 4986-10
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Famous Church

This church stands on the spot where Luther posted his theses on the wooden door. The original church & door are long gone but in their place is a lovely edifice and some brass... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 1, 2016
Hartford, Connecticut
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The church has been renovated and it is a beautiful stop on a tour where the Reformation expanded through Europe in 1617. I learned more about Martin Luther and the impact he had on my Protestant heritage.

Thank cinatl
Hudson, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled to Wittenberg because we are Lutherans and this is the site of the beginning of the Reformation. We were a few months ahead of the 500 anniversary celebration , which meant the church was recently refurbished and open. Other Luther related sites were not. The doors where Luther traditionally posted the 95 Theses is now made of metal... More 

1 Thank MWK51
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

The door has since been replaced by bronze ones with the 95 Theses engraved on them. The Church has just been reopened to tourists and there was still some work going on in early Nov, when we visited. I found the visit to be very moving.

1 Thank Ogre1969
Baldwinsville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

The Castle Church is again open and ready for the Reformation's 500th anniversary in 2017. The work done really makes the Church shine.

Thank AviaThor
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

This church stands on the spot where Luther posted his theses on the wooden door. The original church & door are long gone but in their place is a lovely edifice and some brass doors inscribed with the theses. The church contains the grave of Luther and his key supporter. A very busy location now and even busier in this... More 

1 Thank Jerandnanc
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Beautiful and very interesting. The history and the architecture are great so do your research before you go.

1 Thank SCBlossom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Outside is the door where Luther affixed his 95 theses. The original wooden door has been with a brass one with the words as part of the door. The inside is spacious and beautiful. In front of the alter is Luther's tomb as well as that of his friend. It is a peaceful place.

2 Thank Gary C
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Its really special for us to visit the birthplace of the Reformation nearing her 500th year anniversary. The church itself was beautiful with the stained glass windows and symbols. A guided tour in english would have made it even better.

1 Thank WanYee2015
Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

This church stands very prominently at the beginning of the town of Wittenberg and was built on the foundation of a castle which was very famous. On October 31, 1517 Martin Luther nailed his theses on to the main door. The grave of Martin Luther and the reformer Phillip Melanchthon can be visited inside the church. A beautiful church inside... More 

1 Thank ukienomad
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Castle Church should be a must see for anyone visiting Lutherstadt Wittenberg. It is beautiful but also of utmost importance to the Protestant Reformation.

1 Thank 1972TexasGal

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