Annoucing Koeniz, near Bern

"I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen." (Martin Luther in Worms, 1521)

Koeniz' Protestant church council is holding a string of commemoration events linked to the publication of Luthers 95 theses, back in 1517 what kickstarted brooding religious reform (and consequent wars) all over Europe.
They have invited us to present the world of a generation before, the 15th century, often nicknamed "the autumn of the Middle Ages" where everyday life and action was intertwined with religious customs and superstition. Where cultural seeds were spread what would only come to bloom a genre ration later. A world, where religion, contrary to today, influenced daily actions and were taken as a matter of 'of course'. To thus demonstrate, against the fully grown and developed culture Luther spoke out against, and to make their guests understand, why it was such a courageous or nearly suicidal move.

We are very much looking forward to bring back life to the village like setting around K├Âniz castle, with it's different buildings and multiple little and grand squares.

Come and visit us, the camp opens to visitors on Friday July 7, 1517h :-)


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