Castle Church in Wittenberg

Castle Church in Wittenberg (HM1S77)

Location: Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Sachsen-Anhalt 06886
Country: Germany

N 51° 51.988', E 12° 38.275'

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Schlosskirche (Castle Church)

(English Text) In 1489 Elector Friedrich the Wise gave permission to construct a castle under the direction of architect Konrad Pfluger. In 1496 the construction of the Castle Church began. The consecration as All Saints Church was in 1503. In 1507 it became a part of the university and from that time on it has been used as an academic church as well as a lecture hall.

It is told that in 1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the main entrance.
The first Protestant worship took place here in 1524.

In 1760 during the seven-year-war the church burned down because of cannons being shot at it. The theses door as well as the interior was destroyed. In 1770 the church was reconstructed in a simple style. In 1858 King Friedrich Wilhelm IV donated a new bronze theses door.

Between 1885 and 1892 the church was redesigned in a new gothic style as a Memorial Church of the Reformation. In 1996 the Castle Church was designated as a part of the UNESCO world heritage.
HM NumberHM1S77
Series This marker is part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization series
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Date Added Friday, May 13th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)28U E 662629 N 5748823
Decimal Degrees51.86646667, 12.63791667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 51.988', E 12° 38.275'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 51' 59.28" N, 12° 38' 16.5" E
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Schloßpl., Lutherstadt Wittenberg Sachsen-Anhalt 06886, DE
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