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Stadtkirche Sankt Marien

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City Church pastored by Martin Luther has Cranach art & organ concerts

The City church spires tower over the marketplace. Martin Luther pastored this church for much of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tallahassee, FL
Amazing to visit a building from 800 Years Ago

Along with Castle Church, this is one of the very large and impressive sites of... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
Essex, Vermont
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The City church spires tower over the marketplace. Martin Luther pastored this church for much of his career. An artist contemporary of Luther, Lucas Cranach painted an alter piece of the last supper flanked by reformation themes. We were fortunate to attend an organ concert...More

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Reviewed 26 July 2018

Along with Castle Church, this is one of the very large and impressive sites of Lutherstadt-Wittenberg. While I could not visit inside because there was a function going on, I spent a good deal of time looking at the carvings etched into the outside of...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1996, the Town and Parish Church of St. Mary's is the oldest building in Wittenberg. The east chapel dates from 1280 and the triple nave structure with the two late Gothic towers dates from the 14th century. The...More

Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 2 July 2018

This church, located close to the old town square, is known as "the mother of the Reformation". It is closely associated with Luther who preached here starting in 1512 and where he started to denounce the selling of indulgences. It was also the first church...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

It's an interesting and nice building whose two square belfry towers are outstanding particularly owing to their aesthetic character. It is withheld that the name of that Church appears already in a document from 1187 though it seems that the oldest parts of the Church...More

Thank periandro
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The perimeter of the inside of the church walls are host to several huge paintings by Cranach and other reformation painters. There are labels nearby so you can learn about visual clues in the paintings to better understand the story being told. We spent some...More

Thank Fmuthmazemaster
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Really interesting painting in the front of the church. Wish there would have been more information in English. Still, worth a visit.

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

An impressive interior displays the power of art as a medium of propaganda (or expounding the truth, if Lutheran). Side displays explain what is meant by all the panels and, being 2017 and the "big 500", there is an especial effort this year to explain...More

Thank TallTraveller274
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The church is not as attractive as the Castle Church, but it has an interesting interior, and it is important in the context of the Reformation, since Martin Luther and, one imagines, his supporter Philip Melanchthon, were in the pulpit a good many times. The...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The architecture alone is well worth seeing this church. Make sure to spend time inside and enjoy learning the history.

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