On September 19th, 2014, Pastor Lorenz Künneth (squatting in front) planted a “Rote Sternrenette” apple tree on behalf of the Evangelical Lutheran Cornelius Church in Karlsfeld, Germany. He was supported by congregation members and participants of the congregation’s second “Luther trip.”
Art in the Church and Luther’s Apple Tree
On May 11th, 2010, during a shared exhibition of the Kornelius Congregation Karlsfeld and the Art Society in Karlsfeld, a “Korbinian” apple tree was planted by a young artist from the church, whose work was represented in the exhibition. This tree species was cultivated by the Catholic “Apple Pastor” Korbinian Aigner while he was imprisoned in the priest’s barracks in the Dachau concentration camp. “Martin Luther” took part in the tree planting, portrayed by Bernhard Naumann of Wittenberg. Four years later, when the congregation planted a tree in the Luthergarten in Wittenberg on September 19th, 2014, the Korbinian apple tree was declared its partner tree.