The German Language Trail


Hans-Sachs Denkmal, Hans-Sachs-Platz 1, 90403 Nürnberg
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The Pegnesischer Blumenorden has existed since 1644 and it is the oldest society for language and literature in Germany. The meeting location Irrhain still exists even today. As an early centre for book print, Nürnberg has made the reformation public. The successful publisher Endter has spread standards in the written language and Sigmund von Birken invented technical terms for art history. Broadsheets were important political media and the word Menschenrechte (English: human rights) was already used in court files of 1802.