Already last Sunday afternoon about 300 people walked from Günterstal to the Freiburger Rathaus (town hall) and commemorated the skirmish, visiting three historical places on their way:
The memorial stone at the site where the skirmish took place in 1848.
The Dortu-Mausoleum (read more) at the old Wiehre cemetery.
The site of the last barricade at the Schwabentor (Swabian gate).
Having left Günterstal, the 2013-revolutionists follow the historical trail
and approach the memorial site.
Gernot Ehrler (you met in an earlier blog) who too said a few words about the historical implications of the aborted fight for freedom and democracy in 1848. The upcoming federal election in September oblige. According to Gernot Erler the word combination social and democracy was first used and its meaning explained in Der Festungs-Bote No 10 (Newspaper of Fort Rastatt) published July 18, 1849.
Some participants wore historical-looking outfits
and made a terrible noise firing blank cartridges.
We all sang revolutionary songs at the old Wiehre cemetery.
Note the boy with his Brezel on the left.
He had followed the crowd on its long march to the Rathaus.
Now, he is looking tired but clings to his Brezel.