Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie
These pictures were taken on the early morning of the 20th and 21st of March, 2006 in Rottenburg, near the B28 road from Tuebingen, on the east edge of town. The marker explains itself.
|It is visible from the road.|
|There is a bench to sit on, but I would assume that there would be too much car noise for meditative contemplation.|
|The stone reads, "1527 / Michael and Margaretha Sattler / They died for their faith"|
|From the back, a small brass plaque is visible.|
|You can read a translation of it in English below.|
|This photo was taken a day later, in the late afternoon.|
The plaque reads, The Baptist Michael Sattler was executed by burning after severe
torture on the 20th of May, 1527 here on the "Gallows Hill". He died as a true
witness of Jesus Christ. His wife Margaretha and other members of the congregation
were drowned and burned. They acted"