Reformation Day II

Today is Reformation Day. It was on this day 496 years ago that Martin Luther attached his list of issues to the door of the All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

This year I decided to post a few more pictures and facts to go along with the post that I wrote last year. You can read that post by clicking on the following link: Reformation Day

Luther Haus - Eisenach, Germany - Reformation Day - Cotta Family - Wartburg

The picture above shows the sign hanging from the Lutherhaus in Eisenach, Germany. When he was in school he boarded with the Cotta family and today the house has been turned into a museum.

Wartburg, Eisanach, Germany, Martin Luther, Reformation Day, October 31

Eisenach is also where you will find the Wartburg. This is where Luther hid out for several years from Pope Leo X who excommunicated him.

Wartburg, Martin Luther, Reformation Day, Eisenach, Germany

In my post from last year I showed the room where he stayed while at Wartburg.

If you visit my post, Anker Wartburg, you will see pictures of a Wartburg model made with Ankerstein.

Luther grabplatte - St. Michael Church, Jena, German - Lucas Cranach - Henry Zeigler - Reformation Day

I have also seen the original bronze grave plate that was commissioned for the grave of Martin Luther. The transportation of the grave plate to Wittenberg was held up by the Schmalkaldic War and ended up in the St. Michael church in Jena, Germany.

The grave plate was made by Henry Zeigler who was a bell maker in Erfurt, Germany. The image was modeled after a painting of Martin Luther by Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Someday I would like to go back to Germany and see the church in Wittenberg where Luther posted his list and where he was later buried.

I am sure that there will be a lot of door knocking tonight, but probably not any lists attached to them.


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10 Responses to Reformation Day II

  1. Boomdeeadda says:

    I think it’d be so cool to trick or treat in some of those old towns in Europe..just cool facades and probably haunted too.

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