Stadtkirche St. Marien

Built at the beginning of the 16th century, St Mary’s Church is one of the largest late Gothic hall churches in Saxony, where the Reformation was introduced in 1539. As the church vault was only completed afterwards, the first Evangelical Lutheran pastor was able to influence the painting of the church. He had Martin Luther and Philipp Melanchthon depicted as the evangelists Luke and Mark. The vault paintings are said to have served as a model for Martin Luther’s Bible translation printed in Wittenberg in 1532.

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  • Camera: Sony a77 II
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • ISO: 1600
  • Taken: 27 May, 2021

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