Stadtkirche Wittenberg World Heritage Site

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Town Church in Wittenberg
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationLutherstadt Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Part ofLuther Memorials in Eisleben and Wittenberg
CriteriaCultural: (iv)(vi)
Reference783-005
Inscription1996 (20th session)
Area0.19 ha (20,000 sq ft)
Buffer zone0.94 ha (101,000 sq ft)
Coordinates51°52′0.60″N 12°38′42.20″E / 51.8668333°N 12.6450556°E / 51.8668333; 12.6450556Coordinates: 51°52′0.60″N 12°38′42.20″E / 51.8668333°N 12.6450556°E / 51.8668333; 12.6450556
Stadtkirche Wittenberg is located in Saxony-Anhalt
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Location of Stadtkirche Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt
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Stadtkirche Wittenberg is located in Germany
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The Stadtkirche from the market square, 2015
Cranach's altarpiece, Stadtkirche, Wittenberg
Stadtkirche Wittenberg from the north east
Decoration over west door, Stadtkirche Wittenberg

The Stadt- und Pfarrkirche St. Marien zu Wittenberg (Town and Parish Church of St. Mary's) is the civic church of the German town of Lutherstadt Wittenberg. The reformers Martin Luther and Johannes Bugenhagen preached there and the building also saw the first celebration of the mass in German rather than Latin and the first ever distribution of the bread and wine to the congregation - it is thus considered the mother-church of the Protestant Reformation. Since 1996 it has been a World Heritage Site - it, the Castle Church of All Saints (Schlosskirche), the Lutherhaus, the Melanchthonhaus and the surrounding Dessau-Wörlitz Garden Realm form the world's densest concentration of World Heritage Sites in one area.


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