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Luther Monument, Worms

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The Luther Monument (Lutherdenkmal) in Worms is the largest Reformation monument in the world and contains statues of the most important figures in the German Reformation.

History

Worms' Luther Monument was designed by Ernst Rietschel and its construction was made possible by donations from the whole Lutheran world.

The monument was erected in 1868, in a new park constructed on the site of the former town moat.

What to See

Martin Luther stands in the center of the monument, flanked by Frederick the Wise of Saxony and Philip of Hesse, two powerful princes who played a large role in the political success of the Reformation.

Behind Luther stand two important Protestant scholars, Johannes Reuchlin and Philipp Melanchthon. Seated at Luther's feet are the main forerunners of the Reformation: Peter Waldo, John Wycliffe, Jan Hus and Girolamo Savonarola.

The seated women in the monument represent the first German cities to adopt Protestantism, and between the wall and the statue of Luther are the names of other towns that also played an important role in the Reformation.

Quick Facts on the Luther Monument

Site Information
Names:Luther Monument; Luther Monument, Worms
City:Worms
State:Rhineland-Palatinate
Country:Germany
Categories:Monuments
Faiths:Lutheran
Feat:Luther Trail; Reformation History
Dates:1868
Status:monument
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Worms, Germany
Coordinates:49.632323° N, 8.360065° E  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of the Luther Monument

Below is a location map and aerial view of the Luther Monument. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.

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Title:Luther Monument, Worms
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:06/10/2010
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