The life of Martin Luther in pictures
One of his greatest supporters, Frederick III the Elector of Saxony, staged Luther's kidnapping after he was declared an outlaw. Disguised as a knight, Luther spent almost an entire year at Wartburg castle, where he translated the New Testament from Ancient Greek into German in just ten weeks. The first pilgrims came to the castle in the 16th century. Today it has some 35,000 visitors every year.