16.08.2016 Flooding in the Luthergarten

Strong weather events occur repeatedly in Germany. In the afternoon of July 27, 2016 it hit Wittenberg and the Luthergarten. 96 liters of rain per square meter - double the average amount for the month of July - fell in less than an hour. The sewer could not absorb these water masses; the open city Creek flooded parts of the old city. In the somewhat deeper Luther garden squeezed the water out of the sewers and bubbled as fountain in the height. Within seconds, the Luthergarten turned into a seascape. Fortunately, damage to the trees could not be found, only the paths must be restored partially.

The water quickly has gone and the cleanup is almost complete. Fortunately, damage to the trees could not be determined, only the paths must be restored partially.

Zentrum Luthergarten

Next plantings:

July 29 Ev. Luth. Congregation Ebersbach and Reinersdorf, Germany
Aug   2 Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee and Greater Milwaukee Synod, USA
Aug. 13 Catholic Diocese Erfurt
Aug 17 Northern Texas - Northern Louisiana Synod, ELCA
Aug 26 Ev.-Luth. Philippus Congregation Dresden, Germany and partner churches
Aug 27 International Ecumenical Fellowship
Sept 1 Ev. Congregation Vaxholm, Sweden
Sept 4 Christl.-Protestant. Kirche auf Nias, Indonesien
Sept 4 Shepherd of the Hills Luth. Church in Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA
Sept 8 Diocese of Tampere, Finland
Sept 10 Ev. Luth. Congregation Dresden-Loschwitz, Germany

Luthergarten Schlosskirche

Each euro allows the Luthergarten to grow!

It is not possible for all churches to raise the entire amount for the tree planting. But we do not want to exclude any church, particularly in this worldwide and ecumenical project. With your donation, you can help these churches to participate in the unique project Luthergarten.

Bank details:
Account holder: VELKD/LWB-Zentrum Wittenberg
IBAN: DE75 8006 3598 0000 4556 87
Bank:   Volksbank Wittenberg eG
            Collegienstraße 12
            06886 Lutherstadt
Purpose: tree planting WB + your name and address