Luther Monument Worms, Germany 1868
Erected in 1868 and funded by Lutherans around the world, this is the largest Reformation monument ever built. Situated in a purpose-built park, it includes statues of Luther, his contemporaries and his forerunners.
Quick Facts Quick Facts on the Luther Monument
- Go Historic ID
- Luther Monument
- 49.632323° N, 8.360065° E
- main dates
- 1868 constructed
Overviewby Holly Hayes
April 23, 2011
The Luther Monument in Worms is the largest Luther Monument in the world. The elaborate sculpture group centers on Martin Luther, who is flanked by Frederick the Wise of Saxony and Philip of Hesse, two powerful princes who played a major role in the political success of the Reformation. Behind Luther are Johannes Reuchlin and Philipp Melanchthon, two important Protestant scholars, and at his feet are forerunners of the Reformation: Peter Waldo, John Wycliffe, Jan Hus and Girolamo Savonarola. continue reading →
- “The Luther Memorial -The World's Largest Reformation Memorial.” worms.de. Web. Official website.
- “Description of the Luther Memorial in Worms.” worms.de. Web. Official website.