Herzogenaurach – the herimatverein once again has a rich annual program ready for 2015. Lectures by renowned speakers, city tours and music evenings, study trips and various city tours, including one with beer tasting, are just a few examples of the association's activities.
"At the annual general meeting in january, we can honor 25 members who have already belonged to the club for a quarter of a century", communicates the chairman klaus-peter gabelein. And adds: "the local history society continues to enjoy great popularity with its events."
Abundance of lectures
A few highlights in the calendar of events are intended to whet the appetites of non-members as well. Professors blessing and wust from the university of erlangen, for example, talk about problems with inns and beer consumption in earlier times. Once it is about "taverns and the beer consumption in the mirror of obrigkeitlicher care" (prof. Wust in february) and in march supplemented in the run-up to the 500. Return of the bavarian purity law (1516) prof. Blessing the topic "beer with a lecture on "beer socializing and beer riots in the kingdom of bavaria". The riots that occurred in herzogenaurach because of the 1 pfennig beer price increase are also addressed.
The wurzburg-based expert on franconian regional history, prof. Flachenecker, shows in april in a powerpoint show "castles in franconia", before in may the former herzogenaurach chaplain and today cathedral chaplain norbert jung from bamberg informs the less historically interested with a lecture on the current pope francis: "who is and what does jorge bergoglio, pope francis, want??"
And after the summer break, puma legend helmut fischer shows how the sports marketing business has changed in half a century in a slide show presentation. With presentations of the upper-franconian district home caretaker prof. Dippold on the "reformation and counter-reformation in herzogenaurach and in the high diocese of bamberg" and julia krieger, a member of the staff of the central franconian district local historian dr. Kluxen, about old and new customs in the run-up to christmas, with the title "halloween and klopfleinsnachte" (dumpling nights) the series of lectures comes to an end.
Numerous guided tours of the city under various aspects complement the program, with perhaps the tour in august under the aspect of "truth or lie"?" represents a special feature. It goes without saying that the local history society participates in the old town festival, holds its traditional castle moat festival on mother's day and conducts special guided tours at the summer church fair.
Of course, the company is also going on tour again. Goals are at the sog. "Imperial city festival the picturesque bad wimpfen in the tauber valley, ingolstadt with the exhibition about napoleon's reign in bavaria as well as in the region the visit of the bamberg hacker- und gartnermuseum as well as the tropfhausmuseum in hirschaid. The obligatory bicycle tour this time leads to the former fortified church in puschendorf.
And folk music will not be neglected in the new year either: georg romer with his "hornochsenband from hochstadt and the "burchgrommusikanten" from cadolzburg provide for tendency in the regular pub, the restaurant heller, in which also the "franconian carnival" takes place on carnival friday.
More details, venues and starting times of the individual events can be found in the annual program, which was sent to the members with the annual calendar and which is also available at the cultural office and in the foyer of the town hall. All events are open to the public.