July 16 – Augsburg, Germany

 
We started the day with a walking tour of Nuremburg and saw the famous St. Lorenz Lutheran Church. It is so elaborately decorated that the people of Germany assume it’s actually a Catholic Cathedral – but it’s not!
 
We continued to Augsburg and toured the city where Luther and other Reformation leaders pronounced their Lutheran beliefs. We also visited St. Anna’s Church, where the Lutherans have an agreement that the Catholics can hold a service there twice a year. This is also where Leopold Mozart was born.
 

This is the first Lutheran Church in Augsburg.  The Catholic Church holds services  here twice a year. The Lutheran Altar is at one end and the catholic altar is at the other end.  Interestingly the Luther Rose is at the catholic altar.  This picture is the Lutheran Altar.

This is the first Lutheran Church in Augsburg. The Catholic Church holds services here twice a year. The Lutheran Altar is at one end and the catholic altar is at the other end. Interestingly the Luther Rose is at the catholic altar. This picture is the Lutheran Altar.


 
This is the catholic Altar at St. Ann's Church.

This is the catholic Altar at St. Ann’s Church.