I know I usually write about German literature being from the middle ages (I’m a bit obsessed, what can I say?); it’s kind of a habit. So if you want to read auf Deutsch, that’s the German version link to this post. I’ve been reading a lot of medieval German literature though, and thus goes the theme of my German-related writing at the moment.
So, I’ve written about Minnesänger before. I like them, I like that style. And one of the most famous of the group (arguably the most famous) is Walther von der Vogelweide. I heard that name long before I ever studied his work or anything that he had written or anything to do with Middle High German literature or even that time period. So, suffice to say that at least from an American college perspective on medieval German literature: he’s vastly important and famous.