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Castle Church, Wittenberg

(3.6/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Castle Church and other Wittenberg attractions using our handy Wittenberg travel itinerary planner.
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  • The castle church stands out in the village. The tower above a font is inscribed, by Martin Luther. A mighty fortress is our God. 1546 Martin Luther dies in Eisleben, Germany and is buried at the 22.02. in the Church. 1560 Phillip Melanchthon in Wittenberg dies and is buried in the Church. In 1760 the Church burns out after a bombardment in the seven years war. A part of the interior decoration and the wooden door of the thesis will be lost. The door was reconstructed and reinstated to the ideas. When I arrived, the door was open for an event at the Palm Sunday, so I couldn't read the writing. 1999-2000 after a comprehensive renovation of the roof the Church receives a new roof of colored glazed tiles as it was designed in 1892. It is beautiful all have been renovated and with much carvings inside, including the banks. The church isn't so great but with this story of Luther, a real treasure for the place already huge and beautiful. On top of the tower you can go also, but with 289 levels, so I had my mind yet and there one would need more time for this, so I had not risen upwards.
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  • absolutely worth seeing. they should can choose but quiet times so that they are also all came.
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  • See the place where Luther started the Reformation. Visit his grave. See the famous door. Must see if visiting Lutherland.  more »