At the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg Luther nailed his 95 theses that changed the world.
"A mighty fortress is our God" - This line of text taken from the famous hymn, inscribed in large letters encircles the bell tower of this impressive church. The author of the song, the reformer Martin Luther, was to make this church, which was built on the foundation of a former castle, known around the world.
On 31st October 1517 he nailed his 95 theses on to the main door. Today, inside the church, the grave of Martin Luther and the final resting place of the reformer Philipp Melanchthon can be visited. The chapel is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site.
Opening times Chastle Church
31st March - 31st October 2018
Mon - Sat l 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Sun l 11.30 am - 6.00 pm (10.00 am worship)
1st November 2017 - 30th March 2018
Mon - Sat l 10.00 am - 4.00 pm
Sun l 11.30 am - 4.00 pm (10.00 am worship)
Guided tours in the Castle Church
(duration ca. 45 minutes, max. 30 people)
15th April - 31st October 2018
Mon - Sat l 10.30 am and 1.30 pm
Sun l 11.30 am and 1.30 pm
Price: guided tours
4 € per person
2 € per person reduced