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IMAGE 30/46, ID# 2575

View of the Wartburg Castle from the south tower
Built in 1067, the Wartburg is famous because Martin Luther used it as a retreat in 1521. During his stay, he produced the first version of the bible which could be understood by the common people by translating the New Testament FROM Greek (a language only understood by clergy at the time) to German. He also drafted a paper with reforms of the church system initiating the Reformation movement.
Keywords: landmark architecture martin luther bible View Wartburg Castle south tower Europe Germany Eisenach
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Album name:Thuringia
Continent:Europe
Country:Germany
Location:Eisenach
Date added:13 Aug, 2006
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