Thursday, June 14, 2012

Germany~Hambach Castle~

...Fantastic castle view in a beautiful setting!! Thanks a lot Sabine!!

With great stamp "native wild animals Moose"
This castle is considered Germany’s “Monument to Democracy.” On May 27, 1832, demonstrators marched up the hill to the castle and demanded human rights and democracy,the black, red and gold flag was raised here for the first time. In 1919, and again in 1949, it was chosen to be the German national emblem.

In 1844 the Bavarian Crown Prince Maximilian received the castle as a gift from the people of the Palatinate. Efforts to rebuild the castle never quite succeeded and it remained a ruin until after the Second World War. The Land of Rhineland-Palatinate restored Hambach Castle for the 150th anniversary of the "Hambach Festival" in 1982.

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