Where the Foundation stone was laid by the German culture?

Could speak, the walls of the Wartburg, you would tell the story of a Revolution, of Christianity, of great art and the creation of a whole people. Since its co

Where the Foundation stone was laid by the German culture?

Could speak, the walls of the Wartburg, you would tell the story of a Revolution, of Christianity, of great art and the creation of a whole people. Since its completion in the year 1067, it took almost 500 years to get here, in fact, German history should be written. As Martin Luther put himself in 1521 in the Wartburg, the Augustinian monk not to enjoy the beautiful view over the Thuringian forest and the town of Eisenach.

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Luther was persecuted by the Church and finds in the castle to a secret shelter. His Crime? He tried to reform the Christian Church. And in the protection of the Wartburg he is to land his biggest Coup against the Church: In just eleven weeks, he translated the New Testament from Latin into German.

More than 250 years to go until the history of the Wartburg and Martin Luther, to pull the great German Poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in its spell. To will during his lifetime, Goethe stay here again and again. In 1817, held the first Wartburg festival, where students from the entire German-speaking region against the small States and for a German nation-state demonstrate. There were those students who carry over 200 years ago for the first time, a black-and-red-Golden flag in front of him.

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The Wartburg is a Central place in the emergence of the German culture. Here not only the Faith of the Germans was revolutionized, or the cornerstone of our culture, but also the identity of the German people created.

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Updated Date: 01 August 2020, 13:26

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