Friday, October 21, 2016

GERMANY ~ Lutherstadt Wittenberg - UNESCO ~

...Another great German UNESCO site... a town where Martin Luther was a priest and set out the reforms that created the Lutheran church.... it started a spiral reaction eventually changing the course of religion in European history.... Thanks once more Andrene and for sure a "special" place to visit!! ¯ \_(ツ)_/¯

Lutherstadt Wittenberg is a beautiful medieval town in the heart of Saxony-Anhalt. During the 16th Century it became very well known for its political and cultural-historical endeavors. Martin Luther has lived and revolutionized here.

It was here that in 1517, according to the legend, Martin Luther posted his famous 95 Theses onto the portal of the Schlosskirche. While historians doubt this particular part of the tale, it is certain that Luther disseminated his Theses from Wittenberg.

In 2017 the town will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the event.

Wittenberg is home to four buildings that have been appointed in 1996 to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. These sites include the Castle Church, the Luther House, the St. Mary's Church, and the Melanchthon House.


The 100th Anniversary of the Möhnetalsperre Dam
(Issued 04-04-2013)

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