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Hambach Castle - the Freedom - Palatine Germany

The place was alreday used in late roman time as a fortification. In the 11th century the so called Castel of the Chestnut (Kastanienburg, Chestnut trees are growing arround the castle and almost everywhere in the palatine forest). With the time of the Peasants' War 1525 the Castle was damaged. It was destroyed 1688 in the War of the Palatinian Succession by French Soldiers.

In Mai 1832 30.000 citizens from all ranks and also from Poland and France gathered for four days at the castle for the "Hambacher Fest - Hambach Festival". This was the first democratic movement and the begining of german revolutions in the later decades. This gathering is the symbol of the german revolution an the demand for democracy and freedom. Also the european vision was part of the protest and the festival was as well the beginning of the idea of one unified europe with rights and freedom for all citizens.

Today a "Hambacher Fest 2.0 - Hambach Festival 2.0" with a global vision for sure would be no mistake, especially in front of the existing global problems and the ones comming up in future.

In the palatine we call the Hambach Castle: "die Freiheit = the Freedom".

Copyright: Manfred Huchler
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10642x5321
Taken: 28/09/2011
Uploaded: 30/01/2012


Tags: freedom; hambacher schloß; hambacher schloss; hambacher fest; 1832; hambach; neustadt; kastanienburg; keschdeburg; revolution; democracy; europe; palatine; palatinate; hambach castle; hambach festival; chestnut castle; huchler; manfred huchler
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