The Essential
The little town of Herrnhut was laid out on a strict grid plan in the 18C on land belonging to Count Nicholas of Zinzendorf, who gave refuge to the Moravian Brethren who were being persecuted for their Protestant beliefs. Many of these brothers were missionaries, travelling great distances to foreign lands. From each voyage, they returned with artefacts belonging to the peoples they had tried to convert, resulting in an ethnographic museum as rich as it is unexpected.