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Events: Oktoberfest in Germany & More

A huge range of different events takes place in Germany all year round. There's Oktoberfest in Germany, for instance, a two-week festival and the world's largest fair that happens in late September and early October. Besides the Oktoberfest festival, the calendar in Germany ranges from high-quality concerts, art exhibitions, and theater performances to major international sporting occasions, wine festivals, and atmospheric Christmas markets. Whether you're in Germany with family or friends, on vacation or just stopping by to take a look around, there's literally something for everyone.

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Special exhibition: Luther and the witches
15-Jan-2011 - 15-Jan-2012 - Schmalkalden, Kurort (Thuringia)

One of the most intriguing exhibitions relating to Luther is set to take place in Schmalkalden in 2011. 'Luther and the witches' represents the realisation of an ambitious project for museum director Dr Kai Lehmann.

The historian is certain that the subject of Luther and witches will be of interest to a wide range of people, including specialists. According to contemporary accounts, Martin Luther was definitely in favour of criminal trials for witches and sorcerers. But he was no witch hunter, says Lehmann, he was a man of his time, when superstition was rife. In his exhibition, Lehmann aims to illustrate the complexities of his topic, and point out processes, developments and underlying causes. He would also like to highlight regional differences. For example, while all around people were being burned at the stake, the town of Schmalkalden was calm and quiet. In Meiningen, on the other hand, 250 people were killed.

Museum Schloss Wilhelmsburg
Schloßberg 9
98574 Schmalkalden, Kurort

Tel.: +49 (0)3683/403186
Fax: +49 (0)3683/601682

Tourist-Information Schmalkalden
Mohrengasse 1a
98574 Schmalkalden
Tel.: +49 (0)3683/403182

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