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Procession to Hambach Castle, lithograph circa 1832

German patriots gather at Hambach Castle to celebrate ‘spirit of resistance’

Almost 200 years after the original Hambach Festival, a revolutionary spirit was once more perceived blowing through the idyllic vineyards around Neustadt.

Published: May 7, 2018, 11:47 am

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    More than 1200 visitors gathered at the Hambach Castle on Saturday for a bipartisan event to discuss mass immigration, the euro delusion and EU centralism, and to discuss “the wall in the minds of the rulers”.

    The “New Hambach Festival” welcomed anti-Merkel voices Thilo Sarrazin, Max Otte and Markus Krall. The discussion centred on the “rebirth of of the Fatherland” and a “citizen’s festival of resistance” economist Max Otte explained.

    Leftists tried to block the participants tracing the footsteps of patriots from two centuries ago, but police intervened.

    The Hambacher Festival was a German patriotic festival celebrated from 27 May to 30 May 1832 at Hambach Castle, Germany.

    The event was disguised as a non-political county fair, but was in fact a gathering of German patriots. It was the first time that a republican movement had made its mark in the country.

    At the time of the 1815 Congress of Vienna, Hambach Castle was situated in the Kingdom of Bavaria but occupied by French Revolutionary troops during the War of the First Coalition in 1794 and incorporated into the French First Republic in 1801.

    After Napoleon’s defeat, the new Bavarian authorities maintained some constitutional rights, but the local population nevertheless suffered from high taxes and increasing censorship.

    Through student fraternities, the Black-Red-Gold colours of the Lützow Free Corps forces who had fought against the Napoleonic troops, were flown in a procession to Hambach Castle.

    The flag used by the 1832 procession would later become the National Flag of Germany although with the colours in a different order.

    German establishment parties, the SPD and CDU have meanwhile suffered heavy losses in the local elections in Schleswig-Holstein. With 23.3 percent, the SPD scored its worst ever in history, down 6.5 percentage points from 2013.

    The CDU received 35.1 percent of the votes, the worst result ever. In 2013, it had reached 38.9 percent. The Greens were the third strongest with 16.5 percent. The AFD achieved its best result in the district of Lauenburg with 7.7 percent.

    Voter turnout remained relatively constant compared to the previous municipal election. Last time, 46.7 percent had exercised their right to vote.

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