It was the monk

Date: 07/2016 – 11/2017

Location: Augusteum, Lutherstadt Wittenberg

Client: Stiftung Luthergedenkstätten Sachsen-Anhalt

The exhibition planned and designed by molitor for children and young people is part of the national special exhibition “Luther! 95 Treasures – 95 People”. The journey back in time starts off in an underground carriage in the late Middle Ages, where the visitors to Wittenberg on 31 October 1517 are witness to historical upheaval. Guided by Luther’s dog, Tölpel, they explore various settings such as the monastery, university, market, castle church and city gate on the day of the posting of Luther’s theses.

They are invited to get involved in different ways at each setting. At seven interactive settings, the visitors can, for example, stamp theses and bang on the church door, dress up as a member of the royal court, trade at the market with coins and ride a messenger’s horse. A multilayered impression of events is conveyed by means of sound, smell, imagery, speech, music and narration.

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