In 1517, a monk named Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany, sparking the Protestant Reformation. This year, Protestants around the world celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of their faith.
In contrast to three national Martin Luther exhibitions in Germany, a new international show in a former jail in Wittenberg entitled "Luther and the Avantgarde" triggers controversy with works by 66 artists.
To celebrate 500 years of the Reformation, an unusual show in Wittenberg, the heart of Martin Luther's activities, showcases historical treasures celebrating his life and people who have been influenced by his 95 Theses.
Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach features the special exhibition, "Luther and the Germans." It explores the relationship between Luther and his region.
Kicking off the summer celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, more than 100,000 people turn out for the Kirchentag service in Luther's home town. Resident DW agnostic Jefferson Chase was among them.
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