500 Years of Reformation

In just a few months the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s 95 Thesis will be celebrated in Wittenberg, Germany. This event was the spark that ignited the Reformation Movement.

Castle Church Wittenberg, Martin Luther, 95 theses, church doors, Mighty FortressOn October 31, 1517 Martin Luther posted his 95 Thesis to the doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. The original wooden doors were destroyed over 250 years years by fire. The current doors are made of bronze and have hung there since 1858.

See: Castle Church Doors

Castle Church Pulpit, Wittenberg, Luthers GraveLast October I was able to visit the Castle Church and take a few pictures. I of course wanted a picture of the doors, but also wanted to get a picture of the grave of Martin Luther.

See: Martin Luther’s Grave

Wittenberg 360, Yadegar Asisi, Luther 1517, ReformationWhen I was in Wittenberg there were many sites that were being renovated as they prepared for the big anniversary. Also, on the day I was there a 360 degree panorama opened for the first time.

Wittenberg 360, Yadegar Asisi, Luther 1517, ReformationThe panorama shows Wittenberg at the time of Martin Luther. The painting is almost four stories high and covers more than 1,000 square meters. It was really an amazing experience to see this. It is not only a painting, but a multimedia experience with sound and light. It is amazing to see things change in the painting as the lighting changes between night and day.

See: Wittenberg 360 Luther 1517

Castle Church Wittenberg, Martin Luther, 95 theses, church doors, Mighty FortressI am hoping to visit Wittenberg again later this year as there are some places that I would like to see that were closed for renovation during my visit there last year.

I am sure that there will be a lot more people visiting Wittenberg this year, but it will be a trip worth making.

Have you been to Wittenberg?

Steven

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