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Stadtkirche, a World Heritage Treasure

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Address: Juedenstr. 35, 06886 Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
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Attend a service where Martin Luther Preached.

We were fortunate to arrive in time for a service lead by an English speaking guest minister. It is always a treat to visit a place of such historical significance. Please... read more

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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Silverthorne, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate to arrive in time for a service lead by an English speaking guest minister. It is always a treat to visit a place of such historical significance. Please note that Tripadvisor has this church is also listed as Stadtkirche Sankt Marien.

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Thank John P
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This Church is where Martin Luther preached the new message of Protestantism after the Reformation. It is packed with memorials and reminders of the Reformation, but it is also a living church. Of special note is the painting above the altar which depicts Luther preaching to a small congregation.

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This church, where Luther preached often, stand in the center of Wittenberg. It is beautiful and known for the Cranach altarpiece. There is also additional artwork behind the altar. It is a wonderful place to sit quietly and contemplate Luther's influence on Christianity while looking at the altarpiece which includes images of Luther and the pulpit from which Luther preached.

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Thank Stephanie W
Edina, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This is well worth the visit as part of a visit to Wittenberg. It takes a few minutes to walk to from the main street or market place. This is where Luther preached and married. There is no cost. It gives one an insight into Germany from the medieval to the modern era. The interior is simpler then the Castle... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

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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Thank Ogre1969
Baldwinsville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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