Friday, June 13, 2014

Day One Hundred Five

Sent by: andy321
From: Germany
ID number: DE-533981
Notes:  The foundation for Wartburg Castle was laid in about 1068.  From 1521-1522, Martin Luther took refuge in the castle after his excommunication from the Catholic Church.  The castle was renovated many times, but in the 1950's and 60's, the East German government restored it to its 16th century appearance.  In 1999, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list as an "Outsanding Monument of the Feudal Period in Central Europe".  

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