Photo: Stadtinformation NordhausenTheatre Nordhausen ‘I know of no other town in the Harz or elsewhere, which submitted to the Evangelium as quickly as the town of Nordhausen; for this, the city will be honoured by God and all others in the life to come.’ With these words, Luther praised the Reformation’s rapid progress in Nordhausen. He visited the town twice; while there, he met Lorenz Süße and Michael Meyenburg, two dedicated allies in the cause of the Reformation.
Home of the reformer Johannes Spangenberg
Lorenz Süße, prior of the Augustinian Hermits in Nordhausen, was already delivering the town’s first Protestant sermon in 1522. Two years later, the city council officially decreed the introduction of the Reformation. At this time, Nordhausen was also home to the Protestant reformer Johannes Spangenberg, who was an influential minister at St. Blasius’ Church from 1524 to 1546, and also reformed the towns’ schools.