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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.
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The Shrine of the Bab
Terraces and Gardens
On 21 March 1909 the mortal remains of the Bab, one of the Central Figures of the Baha’i Faith, were interred in the Shrine that is the focal point of these gardens. Martyred in Iran in 1850, the Bab had devoted Himself to preparing the way for Baha’u’llah, Founder of the Baha’i Faith, and for His Message of unification of humankind.
The outer structure of the Shrine, as well as the eighteen garden terraces, were created entirely through the contributions from Baha’is around the world. We will be grateful for your care in maintaining the cleanliness of the surroundings and respecting their sacred character.