© Andreas Heymann

Luther sculpture

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A huge oak sculpture shows the stations of Martin Luther's life.

The church square was the parish cemetery until 1853. A Luther oak was planted in its centre in 1883 to mark the four hundredth anniversary of Luther's birth. For a long time, the oak dominated the townscape of Dornholzhausen. Unfortunately, it fell ill and had to be felled in 2004. Part of the trunk was left standing and Arne Wilhelm from Bettendorf used chainsaws to create a sculpture with motifs from Luther's life.
Luther's coat of arms, the Luther rose, and the three parish coats of arms can be seen on the front of the Luther oak.

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Ringstraße 30

56357 Dornholzhausen

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