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Stadtkirche, a World Heritage Treasure

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Address: Judenstrasse 35, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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A Great Small Cathedral

This church, where Luther preached hundreds of times, is both interesting and intimate. Besides interesting art work and sculpture there is an altar cloth sewn by the Queen... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church, where Luther preached hundreds of times, is both interesting and intimate. Besides interesting art work and sculpture there is an altar cloth sewn by the Queen Denmark and presented on October 2016.

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Baldwinsville, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is truly the "Mother Church of The a Reformation". It's where Luther preached and where Bugenhagen and Melanchthon worked with him to set the course for the Church after the split with Rome. The interior is classic, a must see for anyone interested in history.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a church that has seen so much history that changed the world. Take your time and respect those worshiping.

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Orange Park, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This parish is the oldest building in town and Martin Luther used to preach in this church. It's light blue pews and minimalistic architecture gives you a feeling of calm, serenity and a kind of mystical feeling. The baptismal, however, is elaborately decorated. There is a small room made of stone on the side of the parish with a candle... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting and informative. We linked this with a tour of Luther's house which was excellent as well

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Lauchringen, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

This church is a World Heritage Site - and quite rightly so! Walk around it and go inside. Take you time and make sure you see every corner of this impressive building. And watch all the paintings by L. Cranach - looking out for details. There is a small printed guide worth taking. This church is a true gem! (There... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

While it does seem very odd having a store inside of the church building proper - and despite the fact you have to pay to get in if you are a part of a tour (individuals are at no cost) this was a great visit. The paintings were simply spectacular and to think that this is the place where Luther... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This is the church where Martin Luther preached many of his sermons and even baptized his children. Admission is free but it is appropriate to leave a small donation as the congregation must support its own church. I managed to video the altar and church before the church lady told me that photography was forbidden unless I purchased a license.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

The Cranach works are amazing. This was Luther's Church - thousands of sermons delivered. This is the place for all pilgrims to see. Plan to spend some time here - tours typically are in and out. It really helps to get some explanation of the paintings. This along with Lutherhaus museum are the highlights of Wittenberg!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Our first destination after we parked our car on the street of Wittenberg, was the Stadtkirche. We wanted to see where Luther preached most Sundays, as well as where he married his beloved Katharina and where his six children were baptized. It was under construction for the 2017 festivities, celebrating the 500 years of reformation; still we were allowed to... More 

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