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Stadtkirche, a World Heritage Treasure

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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 6 days ago
Los Angeles, California
Luther pastored this church for many years

We were able to attend a free organ concert here one evening. Afterward we got a quick view of... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2018
Tallahassee, FL
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Juedenstr. 35, 06886 Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
+49 3491 62830
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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.

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The seeds of the Reformation began in the Stadtkirche of St. Mary's. Martin Luther preached here more than in any other church. The Wittenberg City Council entrusted Luther with the management of the church's ministry. He held this position for more than 30 years. The...More

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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.