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==Peasants' War Panorama==
{{Main|Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany}}
[[File:Rathaus Frankenhausen.JPG|thumb|195px|Frankenhausen Town hall]]
[[File:Bauernkriegspanorama.JPG|thumb|left|''Panorama Museum'',<br/>rotunda]]
[[File:Bad Frankenhausen Oberkirche 2010.jpg|thumb|rightt|The tower of Bad Frankenhausen's Oberkirche is claimed to be the second most crooked tower in Germany.]]
Based on [[Friedrich Engels]]' 1850 book ''[[The Peasant War in Germany]]'', Thomas Müntzer as an early revolutionary became an icon of [[historical materialism]] in [[East Germany]]. At the 450-years jubilee of the battle, the [[Socialist Unity Party of Germany]] (''SED'') charged the rector of the [[Leipzig|Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts]], Professor [[Werner Tübke]], with the creation of a monumental panorama painting: ''[[Early Bourgeois Revolution in Germany]]'', also known as the ''Peasants' War Panorama''. The work in a specially erected [[Rotunda (architecture)|rotunda]] was finished in 1987. It is 123&nbsp;m/404&nbsp;ft in length and 14&nbsp;m/46&nbsp;ft in height and depicts more than 3000 individuals.
Despite the [[Politburo]]'s plans modelled on the [[Battle of Borodino]] panorama at [[Poklonnaya Hill]] in [[Moscow]], Tübke realised a rather pessimistic vision of a resigned Müntzer standing alone among battling troops, a [[Bundschuh movement|Bundschuh]] flag on the ground at his side. The Panorama was inaugurated by [[Kurt Hager]] and [[Margot Honecker]] as deputy for her husband on September 14, 1989, thus eight weeks before the fall of the [[Berlin Wall]].