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Leipzig offers an abundance of cultural attractions and event highlights - all year round. Whether small or large scale, open air or indoors, high culture or off the beaten track ... you can be sure to find something that suits your taste. Plan your stay and search our online events calendar by different categories.
 
 
 
 
 

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1st Mar 2017 - 1st Mar 2018 | German National Library – German Museum of Books and Writing
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... in the language of the common people: Luther’s Linguistic Genius

Digital exhibition

No one has left a greater mark on the German language than Martin Luther. In his writings he provided the Germans with a common language for the first time – from the North Sea to the Alps. His expressions and linguistic innovations are still present in the German language today: from Feuertaufe (baptism by fire) to Lückenbüßer (stopgap), from Gewissensbisse (pangs of conscience), and Bluthund (bloodhound) to Lästermäuler (vicious tongue) – all these words sprang from his pen as well as the sayings “Perlen vor die Säue werfen” (casting pearls before swine), “die Zähne zusammenbeißen” (to grind one’s teeth), “ein Herz und eine Seele sein” (to be of one mind) or a “Wolf im Schafspelz” (wolf in sheep’s clothing)... The digital exhibition is devoted to the reformer’s linguistic genius and his talent for invention.

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German National Library – German Museum of Books and Writing
Deutscher Platz 1
04103 Leipzig,

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German National Library – German Museum of Books and Writing
Deutscher Platz 1
04103 Leipzig
 
 
 
 
 
 

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