Local history society visits friends

local history society visits friends

For the fourth time, the herzogenaurach local history society paid a visit to the carninthian twin town of wolfsberg, and once again all the participants were enthusiastic about the hospitality and the unforgettable hours spent in austria. As always, the hosts made every effort to make the stay at the lavant an unforgettable experience.

During a tour of the city, the french delegation received a profound impression of the history of wolfsberg. Like herzogenaurach, the town once belonged to the bamberg monastery, and it was not until 1759 that empress maria theresia bought the town of wolfsberg and the surrounding area from the bambergers. Although the agreed purchase sum was never transferred, local politicians remembered the common history 50 years ago. In 1968 the mayor of bamberg mathieu reminded of the common history of bamberg and its carinthian and styrian possessions and herzogenaurach under mayor hans maier started the friendship with his colleague from wolfsberg kunstatter.

Since then, the friendly relationship between the two communities has been steadily deepened: clubs and school classes, as well as numerous private individuals, cultivate friendships and the partnership between the two cities (each with a population of around 25,000), which are roughly the same size. And so one day of the visit by the local history society was devoted to the history of the city and the culture of carniola. A visit to the exhibition rooms in the city museum, a city tour as well as the visit to the house of the regions with its culinary treasures were the first highlights.

This was followed by a lunch of carninthian specialties and a convivial "carninthian-french evening" with dialect contributions as well as much music and singing. The MGV (manner-gesang-verein) proved what a great chorus they have in karnten. And when peter floher and norbert aichholzer, both known from their performances at the herzogenaurach old town festival, took up their instruments, there was "tuba-peter" for emmi weib (accordion) (peter persin) and fritz rabenstein (devil's violin) on herzogenaurach's side no longer held back. Together the carinthian-frankish quintet made the hall shake. Mayor hans-peter schlagholz had just as much to say about it as "peppi," the cornerstone of the city partnership pertl, and of course robert schmid from the administration, who had worked out the program perfectly for his friends from herzogenaurach.

Finally, there was a day trip to the "green heart of austria" for the herzogenaurach travel group, to the neighboring styria. After visiting the cultural heritage city of graz years ago, this time they visited the small town of piber with its world-famous breeding station for lipizzaner horses. The main customer for the noble horses is still the world famous vienna riding school.

Barnbach/piber is home to the only church created by the austrian architect, graphic artist and painter friedensreich hundertwasser: idiosyncratic, but original like all his works of art. And since you can't visit styria without the typical "schilcher-wine" with a rich "snack (bread time) in a landestypischen buschenschank may leave, there was to the conclusion a cosy "styrian evening".

The 51 participants agreed that such a study trip calls for a repeat.

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