St. Mary's Church

Innenansicht Stadtkirche St. Marien in Wittenberg

The St. Mary's Church is the oldest building of Lutherstadt and is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

The town and parish church is the oldest building in town and is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Martin Luther used to preach in this church. His companion Johannes Bugenhagen clarified Reformation insights here. The famous painter Lucas Cranach the Elder designed the Reformation altar, which you can admire during a guided tour. You can also discover valuable paintings by Cranach, the elaborately decorated baptismal font by Hermann Vischer the oldest piece of the church, the magnificent organ as well as the vestry of contemporary art.

Entrance fees

Entrance fee for an individual visit
Adults 2,00 €
reduced, children  1,00 €
combi-ticket Churches adults 3.50 €           
combi-ticket Churches reduced 1.75 €           

Entrance fee for a guided visit
adults  3,00 €
children from 11 until 17 years 1,50 €

Opening hours

January – February           
Mo closed
Fri – Sat 12:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.
Sun 12:30 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.

March    
Mo closed        
Tue – Sat 12:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.
Sun 12:30 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.

April – October
Mo closed        
Tue – Sat 11:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.
Sun 12:30 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.

November – December        
Mo closed
Tue – Sat 12:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.
Sun 12:30 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.

Short-term changes in opening hours are possible due to events at any time.