500 years ago, the monumental Herrenberg altar by Jerg Ratgeb was commissioned by the Brothers of the Common Life for the Herrenberg Collegiate Church. This special anniversary was celebrated jointly by the Protestant church in Herrenberg and the Stuttgart State Gallery.
Ratgeb succeeded like hardly any other artist of his time in putting the most diverse emotions into the picture. The Herrenberg altar is characterized by a dramatic and moving pictorial narrative that has a lasting effect on visitors to this day.
During the anniversary, the Herrenberg Collegiate Church was presented in multimedia form in the State Gallery, so that altar and church were virtually brought together for a limited period of time. Numerous events in Herrenberg and Stuttgart provided special insights into the origin of the altar, its original location and its creator Jerg Ratgeb.