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Stadtkirche, a World Heritage Treasure

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Beautiful church

Well worth your time. Free entrance. Lots of interesting history and paintings of Luther. Right in... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
Leipzig, Germany
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A must visit

This church is actually more important regarding Luther than the Castle Church (as far as I could... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Los Angeles, California
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Juedenstr. 35, 06886 Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Well worth your time. Free entrance. Lots of interesting history and paintings of Luther. Right in the town center, close to Wittenbergs other sights.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JasonMichaelJones
Reviewed 17 October 2018

This church is actually more important regarding Luther than the Castle Church (as far as I could tell). This is where Luther preached, got married... Very pretty inside. Be warned - you will need to pay to take pictures here.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

We were able to attend a free organ concert here one evening. Afterward we got a quick view of some beautiful paintings by Canach, a contemporary of Luther.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank traintraveler53
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Martin Luther and Johannes Bugenhagen -1st Lutheran pastor- preached here and it was here that the first mass in German (not in Latin) took place, while during communion, bread and wine was given to the congregation for the first time. It's also a World Heritage...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Mina P
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The twin tower church stands in the centre of the town. Here Luther preached over a thousand sermons. There is a remarkable altar piece by Kranach the Elder. It was interesting to see the Lord's Supper with the disciples seated at a round table. The...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank David W
Reviewed 12 July 2018

With the densest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world, the town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg is a living treasure place of history. The oldest building in the town is the Stadt und Pfarrkirke St. Marien zu Wittenberg, the Townand Parish Church of St....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Lovely and worthwhile for fans of Luther and/or Cranach. The "Jewish sow" is a sad monument to a darker time, and the much-more-recent marker placed below it by the Jewish community is an elegant response. English-language Lutheran services are offered here or at the Schlosskirche,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Eeyore_MS
Reviewed 7 June 2018

The church was closed for a rehersal when we first went by but a couple of hours later, we managed to look in before a concert. Too bad we didn't have time to stay for the concert. Be sure to look at the alter paintings.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank KTLund
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Martin Luther preached here over 500 years ago. It was here that he first spoke words of reforming the Catholic Church. The printing press carried this message far and wide. Amazing. Also great to participate in the Wittenberg English Ministry program at this church. English...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Karen V
Reviewed 27 April 2018

Martin Luther preached 1000's of sermons here. The church is well worth a visit. This a world heritage site for a reason.

Date of experience: September 2017
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John T
14 April 2017|
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I believe at 10.00AM in both the City and Castle Church.