has it that two women argued about Luther during the Diet of Worms. One of
them, a follower of Luther, took her staff and thrust it into the ground,
exclaiming: "By the truth that this staff will take root and grow into a
tree, by the same truth are Luther's teachings true."
Of course she was proven right, as the staff became an elm, reaching a height of 40 metres and becoming a protected natural monument and local landmark. But it lost its crown during a storm in 1870. Eventually it had to be felled in 1949. The mighty trunk with a circumference of 11 metres is preserved and transformed into a cultural monument by a wooden relief board by Gustav Nonnenmacher.