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 hours Castle Church
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
adults 2.00 € / reduced price 1.00 € (students under 27, disabled)
free for students under 18 and children under 6
Admission fees (only for guide tours)
adults 3.00 €
children (11 - 17 years) 2.00 €
school classes 20.00 €
Visit of the castle tower
10:00 am - 03:30 pm
Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Changes at short notice are possible at any time due to events.
adults 3.00 € / 2.00 € reduced (students, disabled)
Children up to 3 years can enter the tower free of charge and must be carried to pass. Coins for the visit are available at the visitor centre of the castle church or at the Tourist Information at Schlossplatz.