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The Templars Of Wirtemburg
During the mid-19th century a new reform movement sprang up in Wirtemburg, in the south-western part of Germany. Its staunchest proponents left the Protestant Church and established the Association of Templars (not to be confused with the Knights Templar). They declared as their mission the settlement of the holyland and the establishment of an exemplary Christian community.
In the autumn of 1868 the two leaders Christoff Hoffman and Georg David Hardeg, left for the holyland and settled next to the port cities of Haifa and Jaffa, establishing the first German Colonies.
Later, additional settlements such as Sarona, Wilhelma, Waldheim etc. were founded.