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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  • It was at this church, Martin Luther nailed his theses. This is historically interesting and that since the Church is a landmark on the inside makes this attraction may be recommended.
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  • Even if art historian of the town church St. Marien give preference because their Cranach altar, the Castle Church is worth a visit beyond the thesis door. It was new for me that the theses were struck by Luther in Latin and thus were not understood for the simple people of the time. It was "only" a if also more provocative - scientific dispute.
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  • Memories of history lessons brought me here. However, without the historical significance it would have scored less. Inside the church is a curious hotchpotch with gaudily painted walls and dark furni...  more »

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