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Stadtkirche, a World Heritage Treasure

Juedenstr. 35, 06886 Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
+49 3491 62830
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Pilgrimage

Lovely and worthwhile for fans of Luther and/or Cranach. The "Jewish sow" is a sad monument to a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eeyore_MS
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Florida
Quick visit as it had been closed in the afternoon

The church was closed for a rehersal when we first went by but a couple of hours later, we managed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KTLund
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Lund, Sweden
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Juedenstr. 35, 06886 Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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+49 3491 62830
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 26 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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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is the civic church of Wittenberg, where Martin Luther preached. The twin towers of the Church rise up above the center of the town. Inside the church, there is the famous Reformation altar (painted by Martin’s close friend, Lucas Cranach ). Many other important...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Perhaps this church lays on the second place for visitors in comparison to the Castle Church, but it also plays an important role on the Reformation church.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We closed our day at Wittenberg by visiting this lovely church. The original art on the altar by Cranach is inspiring. And, we discovered they were holding an English speaking service at 5:00 PM that ended with the congregation singing Luther's A Mighty Fortress is...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Be sure to visit what is now the prayer chapel, but built in the 12th. Century! The chapel itself provides a feeling of serenity. The massive church is beautiful with remnants of reliefs, and of course, beautiful pipe organ. It is set in the center...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

While the Castle Church may be more historically significant, Luther preached here more frequently. The rear of the altarpiece is noteworthy since you can see where many of Luther's student carved their names into the painting.

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I believe at 10.00AM in both the City and Castle Church.
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