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The longest painted Bible in the world at the world's largest book fair

“The treasure of the Kirchentag” or “Martin Luther's dream that has become reality”, the Wiedmann Bible has meanwhile many epithets. From October 14, 2015 to October 18, 2015, you can view the only existing reprint of the 1.166 km long original at the Frankfurt Book Fair (Hall 3.1, Stand 132).


A picture Bible consisting of the Old and New Testaments, something like this has never existed before - until now. Willy Wiedmann worked on the world's longest painted Bible for 16 years. The trigger for the idea was a work assignment in the Zuffenhausen Pauluskirche in Stuttgart. However, those responsible could not initially agree which frescoes should go where. That is why Wiedmann simply started to paint the first drafts. What started with a few pictures ended years later as a 3,333-page fanfold. When unfolded, it fits around a soccer field about 4 times. Unfortunately, Wiedmann was unable to publish his monumental work during his lifetime. That is why it disappeared in the archive for decades. His son has now made it his business to end his father's mission and to make The Wiedmann Bible accessible to all people. Of course, the 3,333-page book doesn't fit in any pocket. That is why the Wiedmann Bible is available in a digital version as an app, free of charge for the computer on the Internet or for downloading for all mobile devices in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. Here you can also read Willy Wiedmann's original commentaries as well as individual Bible verses in various languages. The first book Genesis in the hardcover edition is now also new at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Come by and visit us - we look forward to seeing you!