Plastic Luther statues swarm Wittenberg

We are growing close to the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s nailing of theses to door of the Wittenberg church. And as Wittenberg prepares to observe the event, an artist has created a quirky way to mark the occasion:

“About 800 colourful statues of 16th-century Protestant reformer Martin Luther are popping up in the eastern German town of Wittenberg, where Luther first railed against some practices of the Roman Catholic Church almost 500 years ago.

The one-metre high plastic figures in red, green, blue and black are the creation of the artist Ottmar Hörl and are intended to replace a statue of Martin Luther on the town square while it is being renovated.”

More here with pictures!

If you’d like to own your own plastic statue, you can order one from here. Looks like it will run you about €250.

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  1. Susan Hedges

    How very silly!!!

  2. John B. Chilton

    Is there a dashboard size available? A bobble head?

  3. Jane Ellen

    You want a bobble head? Here.

  4. John B. Chilton

    Jane – All I can say is I am not worthy, I am not worthy.

  5. Jane, as someone who considers himself to be an Anglo-Lutheran and now resides in the land of Lutherans, I proudly – but not too proudly – have one of those Martin Luther bobble head dolls on display in my study at home.

    John, perhaps you should start with this Martin Luther wind-up doll:

    The Rev. Neil Alan Willard

    St. Stephen’s Church

    Edina, Minnesota

  6. Bede

    Kind of jumping the gun aren’t they? Luther didn’t post the 95 Theses until October 31, 1517.

    Bunker Hill

    Spearfish, SD

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