Martin Luther gnomes in Wittenberg
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Luther gnomes replace monument in German town

Famed as one of Germany's most important religious figures, Martin Luther spent many years in the town of Wittenberg, where a statue commemorates him.

But it is now undergoing renovation, leaving a gap in the town square and officials with the task of how to fill it.

The Reformation of the Christian church, which resulted in Europe's Protestant churches, is usually believed to have begun when Luther nailed 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg's Castle Church on 31 October 1517.

Dominic Kane reports.

  • 16 Aug 2010
  • From the section Europe