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“mostly closed” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Castle Church

Castle Church
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“mostly closed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

We got in for the english language serviec, but normally no accessible due to reconstruction for the 500 anniversary of the reformation in 2017.

Really not much to see as the scafolding covered everything, but did see the tombs of Luther and Malanthion (sp?).

Visited June 2013
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Madison, Alabama
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671 reviews
242 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 399 helpful votes
“Luther lies here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Once again my efforts to "see the sights" were thwarted by renovation/restoration efforts. Fences and scaffolding barred my entrance to the church so I had to content myself with exterior photos and reading about Luther nailing his work to the door here and ultimately being buried here under the pulpit after his demise. If you are in Wittenberg (and it's open) you pretty much have to visit the Schlosskirche. Even if it's closed, enjoy a stroll on the surrounding grounds.

Visited June 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“The heart of the Reformation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Your challenge will be that both the castle church and St. Mary's are undergoing major renovation in anticipation of the 500th anniversary of Luther's 95 theses. We were able to get inside because we attended an Evensong service. The inside is covered in scaffolding and particle board as they do their restoration. The outside, however, is quite impressive.

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Closed for Renovation”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Disappointed that the church was closed for rehabilation to get it ready for the 500 year Reformation a jubilee in 2017. Wasn't aware that the original wood doors which Luther nailed the 95 Theses were destroyed in a fire.

Visited May 2013
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Wiesbaden, Germany
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106 reviews
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“It was closed during our visit, call ahead.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

We did get to walk around the outside and see the door upon which legend states that Martin Luther's 95 Theses were posted but I was bummed by not being able to go inside

Visited May 2013
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