Friday, December 13, 2013

One Year Later, the Same Day

No, not exactly but the proceedings of a series of ten lectures about Freiburg in the Middle Ages were presented last night nearly Auf Jahr und Tag. The book presentation took place at the Parler-Saal of the Münsterbauhütte (masons' lodge), the place where all had started on October 15, 2012, with a lecture about Freiburg's beginnings: 1091/1220, the City Is Founded. The speaker, Dr. Heinz Krieg, harped on the fact that Freiburg's founding year is subject to interpretation and still debated among specialists. The interest in those lectures was so great that, with the Parler-Saal fully packed, the lecture had to be repeated one week later for those who had not found a seat.

The following lectures dealing with various aspects of Freiburg's history in the Middle Ages needed the space of the university's auditorium maximum. The series ended on March 4, 2013, with a lecture by Minster master builder Yvonne Faller: December 5, 1513, the New Minster High Choir Is Consecrated. A few days ago on December 5, 2013, the Catholic Church and Freiburg's citizens celebrated the 500th anniversary of the magnificent high choir.

©Thomas Kunze, BZ
The book is a treasure trove. It will serve to improve further Red Baron's website on Freiburg's history.

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