Castle Church, Wittenberg

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Made famous by a visit from Martin Luther--and now his tomb--the spartan Castle Church has a simple floor plan and beautiful stained glass windows. Centuries ago, Luther visited this church and nailed his writing, 95 Theses, to the door. The commentary, which spoke against the corrupt Catholic Church, was quite sensational in its day and had a hand in starting the German Reformation. Now you can visit the Luther's tomb and admire the bronze plaque that marks it. To visit Castle Church on your trip to Wittenberg, use our Wittenberg trip planner .
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  • Seeing the actual site (though the original doors were lost in a fire, and these are replacement doors with the 95 theses printed on them) of the radical act of publicly speaking out against the repre...  more »
  • Our group was thrilled that we got not only to tour this beautiful historic church of the Reformation, but worship there with other English speaking travellers as well. Singing A Mighty Fortress in th...  more »
  • While it is probably not true that Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of this church, it is still a must visit place. The original doors were destroyed. We did visit inside this beautiful church.  more »
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