Castle Church
Castle Church
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Peter B
Cincinnati, OH432 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Even if this was not an important site for the Reformation, the church would be worth seeing. It is beautifully made with great architectural details. Martin Luther is buried here.
Written 25 October 2023
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William R
9 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
First, No one can compare anything to the historical beauty and significance of this wonderful church. The problem is getting into it. Before the recent “improvement” the nave was very easily accessible from the street level of Schlossplatz. Now, except for Sunday service they force folks around to the other side for a nice stair climb into a joint entry for the Church and the castle. And, if you’re handicapped, forget it. There’s a contraption at the stairs at the new entrance for the handicapped. But it’s about as easy to as threading a needle blindfolded. It really is like they don’t want as many guests and certainly no handicapped folks. Teeth on a chicken make more sense than this. Easy and convenient to difficult, tiring, and hard to understand. If that is an improvement, I’m the Pope.
Written 30 October 2021
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ABK
Storm Lake, IA111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
It is difficult to really rate Schlosskirche or Castle Church as an “attraction." How can you think of a singular historical location with immeasurable significance as an “attraction”? If you are interested in history, have a particular interest in church history, are an observant Protestant Christian, and/or are specifically Lutheran---well, this place will be amazing to you simply for what it is: the church on whose doors Martin Luther posted his 95 theses in 1517 protesting corruption in the Catholic church, thereby sparking the Protestant Reformation! Standing where Luther stood, knowing how history was shaped because of his actions, is simply astounding. And for the less interested, but still historically aware traveler, this church is still more than worth stopping at with much to learn.

Martin Luther is buried in the floor of the church, as is Philip Melanchthon and other important church leaders. The stained glass in the sanctuary is lovely, with a notable window being the one at the back, depicting the Luther Rose. I confess I did not take the time to look closely and appreciate the statues of the famous figures of the Reformation along the sides of the sanctuary; if there again someday, I would like to spend more time taking those in.

Additional notes: Visitors can see the doorway where the theses were posted (original wooden doors were destroyed by fire) and tour the interior of the church easily in 1-2 hours. English is the secondary language on the signage. Also, there are not public restrooms in the church. We were sent across the street to use restrooms that were in the same building as a restaurant and they were not exactly easy to find. (However, once we did, we noted they were quite clean).

I would recommend not missing Castle Church it if you are near Wittenberg--and even if you aren't it's a very good reason to visit. And one last mention--While in Wittenberg, you may also wish to visit the Stadtkirche or City Church, where Luther preached. I popped in there, but as my 11 and 9 year old children's patience was flagging I just took a quick look and didn't spend enough time there to review.
Written 14 March 2020
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gold-vintner
Indianapolis, IN1,225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
If you have read any reviews of this landmark you know its' significance and I have little to add EXCEPT:

The door where Martin Luther posted his 95 theses is not the entrance to the church today. To enter the church (and to see his burial site) you need to walk to the opposite side of the building and go up several stairs to a door that is somewhat recessed.....you will wonder if that truly is the entrance.....once inside there is a 'gift' shop in front of you....you will need to go around that little shop and then descend a stairway to enter the church.....well worth the effort.
Written 23 November 2019
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Nprus
Lancaster, PA538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
First and foremost -- this is the church where Martin Luther hung his 95 theses on the door -- the act that signaled the start of the Protestant Reformation. However, although beautiful now, this is not the original door !

During the Seven Years War, in 1760 the church was shelled and caught fire. The building including the famous doors were destroyed. The new door is bronze and has the 95 theses engraved into it.

The tombs of Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon are located here. Luther's tomb is located beneath the pulpit.
Written 8 November 2019
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LSTMARK
Fort Worth143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you are interested in Luther and/or the Reformation, then a visit to this church is a must. It is, however, not the most impressive church you will have seen. I was here years ago so it was hard to miss the renovations made for the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation--all very good changes. If you haven't visited for several years, you might want to try again.
Written 27 October 2019
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Virginiatravel1
376 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
If you are in Wittenberg, you have come to see the doors where Luther posted his 95 Theses. You should spend a few minutes going inside also
Written 5 September 2019
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William P
Glendale, AZ1,260 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
This church houses the door to which Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses which gave written birth to the Protestant Reformation. In my opinion, other than this bit of history, there is nothing remarkable about this church.
Written 5 August 2019
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JimParkway
Toronto, Canada2,124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
Martin Luther added great history to this church. This church inside is beautiful, enjoy it well. There is also other area in the church, be sure to check it out as well.
Written 13 July 2019
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ArdyT
Abbotsford, Canada230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
The Castle Church in Wittenberg is traditionally where Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on 31 October 1517. The church is a beautiful example of an historic Protestant church. Luther is buried here as well, so it is one of those "must see" historic sites for anyone interested in Reformation history.
Written 5 July 2019
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