Castle Church Doors

When I was in Wittenberg yesterday I had two pictures on my must take list. One of these was a picture of the doors of the Castle Church. I will use pictures of the doors in future posts, but for tonight will just share some of them with a few comments.

Castle Church Wittenberg, Martin Luther, 95 theses, church doors, Mighty FortressHere is a picture of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Notice the large tower. The church building was originally part of a large castle complex and this was one of the guard towers.

Castle Church Wittenberg, Martin Luther, 95 theses, church doors, Mighty FortressHere is a picture taken from the tower end. You may notice the wording on the band below the crown section. The wording is Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott which is the opening line in German of A Mighty Fortress is our God by Martin Luther.

Castle Church Wittenberg, Martin Luther, 95 theses, church doors, Mighty FortressHere you can see the main doors of the church building. You can also see a smaller door to the right. I used the smaller door to enter the building. Plans are to enter the building through a welcome center on the other side, but it is currently under construction.

There is a lot of construction in Wittenberg as they prepare for the 500th anniversary of what the doors of the church are famous for.

Castle Church Wittenberg, Martin Luther, 95 theses, church doors, Mighty FortressThe doors here are made of Bronze and were hung in 1858 on the 375th anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther.

The original wooden doors had been burnt in 1760 during the Pomeranian War.

Castle Church Wittenberg, Martin Luther, 95 theses, church doors, Mighty FortressIt was on the original wooden doors that Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on October 31, 1517. If you do some quick math that is 499 years ago next Monday.

Castle Church Wittenberg, Martin Luther, 95 theses, church doors, Mighty FortressOn the doors are inscribed the 95 Theses of Martin Luther in Latin.

The other picture that was on my must take list was of something inside the church building. I will share that picture in a later post.

Steven

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