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Schlosskirche Wittenberg

Schlosskirche Wittenberg

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  • Sachsen Onkel

    The church was built between 1490 and 1515 and has been a wing of the castle ever since. The 88 meter high tower with its neo-Gothic tower hood from 1885/1892 is visible from afar. The church became famous for its 97 theses posted on October 31, 1517.

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    • June 7, 2017

  • Siegfried LG

    Visible from afar, the cylindrical, 88-meter-high castle church tower rises from the silhouette of Lutherstadt Wittenberg and marks the western end of the old town. Approaching the church, one recognizes a delicately decorated neo-gothic tower dome (1885/92), under which there is a banner decorated with mosaic stones, on which the words of Martin Luther's hymn are written in meter-size letters. "A stronghold is our God, a good Weir and weapons ". The church became famous when, on October 31, 1517, the until then almost unknown Wittenberg Augustinian monk and theology professor Martin Luther disseminated his 95 Latin disputation theses, which are regarded as triggers of the Reformation.From 1490 to 1515 Frederick the Wise rebuilt the entire castle. Since then, the castle church has formed the north wing of the east-facing three-wing complex. It was consecrated on January 17, 1503. Frederick the Wise laid in her an extensive collection of relics, the pilgrims attracted from far away, and equipped them accordingly consuming.After the founding of the Wittenberg University of Leucorea in 1502, the castle church was donated to her in 1507 as a university church, and the church developed into an academic sanctuary. Here, the students received their doctorates, here Philip Melanchthon made his famous inaugural address, prayers were performed in the church, and the academic dignitaries of the university were buried here. Some of these dignitaries are still visible on the walls in their epitaphs.The main portal, then made of wood, was used by the university members for pinning information. Martin Luther, conventual of the Augustinian monastery and professor of theology, is said to have posted his 95 theses here on October 31, 1517, the eve of the patronage day of the castle church, in order to call for a disputation on the sale of indulgences. That was the trigger of the Reformation. Whether the theses attack actually took place in this form is controversial. It is proved that Luther sent the theses on that day to two bishops by hand and then to other theologians.Source:
    de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlosskirche_%28Lutherstadt_Wittenberg%29

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    • September 18, 2017

  • Rheinschiffer ⚓

    The historic Thesenür burnt 1760 after a bombardment. The mosaic verse on the tower of the All Saints Church consists of 720000 small stones of 1 cm edge length.

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    • December 17, 2017

  • Volkmar Blase

    Historic castle church to Wittenberg with the 97 theses

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    • July 2, 2016

  • Teuto Radler

    Here Luther struck his theses

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    • January 26, 2017

  • Teuto Radler

    Luther struck his theses on a door of the castle church

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    • January 20, 2017

  • Der Heidjer Radler

    part One
    When our Lord and Master Jesus Christ said, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near," he wanted all of life to be repenting. "
    This is the first of the 95 theses against ecclesiastical abuses that, according to legend, Martin Luther posted on the door of the Schlosskirche Wittenberg on October 31, 1517.
    The Schlosskirche Wittenberg was built in 1506 on the foundation of the original castle of the Elector of Anhalt. The 88 meter high church tower is visible from afar. The text line of Martin Luther's well-known psalm and hymn is emblazoned in large letters on it, "A solid castle is our God".
    The castle church portal is still inextricably linked to the dramatic events of the Reformation. To this day, visitors can read the 95 theses in the original language - Latin - on the thesis door of the Schlosskirche Wittenberg. Inside Martin Luther's grave and the last resting place of the reformer Philipp Melanchthon can be visited. Wittenberg's history of the Reformation, consisting of the Castle Church, City Church, Luther House and Melanchthon House, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

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    • May 19, 2018

  • Boris 🚴 🏃 ⛰

    With glasses you can even read the 95 theses

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    • June 22, 2018

  • Der Heidjer Radler

    Part II
    Wittenberg is indisputably a worthwhile destination for a cultural trip, because Martin Luther lived and worked here. No other city is as connected to the Reformation as Lutherstadt on the Elbe. The Reformation started here. As the capital of the Saxon spa district and ducal and electoral residence of Saxony-Wittenberg, Elector Frederick the Wise made Wittenberg one of Europe's leading intellectual and cultural centers. Renaissance buildings from this heyday still determine the cityscape today.
    In 1512 Luther was brought to Wittenberg University as a professor of Bible studies. Two years later he was called to preach at the Wittenberg town church, on the pulpit of which he interpreted the Bible for over 30 years. According to tradition, Luther posted his 95 theses against the trade in indulgences on the portal of the castle church on October 31, 1517, and made Wittenberg the starting point for the Reformation, a movement of historical significance.
    In the city on the Elbe, Martin Luther married the former nun Katharina von Bora, where he baptized his children and finally he was buried on February 22, 1546 in the castle church under the pulpit.

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    • May 19, 2018

  • Naxxos

    The Protestant castle church of Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

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    • January 23, 2019

  • Ingwer

    The church is actually a must. After the restoration, all of Martin Luther's theses can be read again. There is also a lot to see inside!

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    • May 30, 2020

  • Mike 😎

    Impressive buildingde.m.wikipedia.org ›wiki
    Web results
    City Church Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Wikipedia
    stadtkirchengemeinde-wittenberg.de ›...
    City parish Wittenberg

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    • April 3, 2021

  • Dr.McCoy

    beautiful old town, which is good for taking a break. culturally valuable.

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    • June 2, 2021

  • Loki 🚴🇺🇦

    This is the third variant of the Schlosskirche highlight.
    You should bring them together.

    Ok, that must have happened in the meantime, now all you have to do is find someone who cleans up ;-)

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    • July 21, 2019

  • Nairam

    The famous theses were posted here.

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    • August 8, 2021

  • Tom Spandau

    The tower of the castle church is accessible.

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    • October 10, 2021

  • Tom Spandau

    The tower of the castle church can be climbed.

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    • October 10, 2021

  • Stine

    Unfortunately, the church is only open to visitors at certain times.

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    • July 14, 2022

  • Matthias

    The market square and the entire old town of Wittenberg are recommended.

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    • September 4, 2020

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Location: Anhalt-Dessau-Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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