This time the journey goes through the history of the 14th century.
All of Swabia is divided into a two-class society. The people in and around Kempten are oppressed by the lords. Through taxes and indulgence the peasants are pulled out of their pockets. The people are held by the abbots and the pastors stupid, a culture of fear and terror lived next to a culture of abundance and gluttony.
Violence spread in this split. The peasants got together and waged wars against the lords. Violence, fear, blood, revenge and destruction rule the country.
Matthias Waibel, born in Martinszell, studied theology and worked as a pastor. He preached against war and violence for justice, tried to spread the doctrine of Luther and was executed on September 7, 1525 after twelve days of imprisonment without trial.
I'm looking forward to many exciting hiking and cycling tours around Kempten and Martinszell with my children. On interesting questions about society, war, peace, justice, faith, quarrel. And on the surprised faces of the children when they find, buried in the forest, the money box. The money that Waibel diverted from the indulgence trade for the poor (my story changed).Today, Joschi has a few silver coins and a letter written by Matthias Waibel to his friend Sixtus (then pastor in St. Mang). In it he describes what oppressive scenes he experienced in Memmingen when an angry peasantry destroyed a church and set fire to it. Waibel recognizes in this letter that something urgently needs to change at the church ...The game has started and I am looking forward to the time with my children ...
October 27, 2019
Leidenschaftlicher Radfahrer ohne besonders sportlichen Ambitionen. Mein Grund Rad zu fahren ist viel mehr, das Auto stehen zu lassen und stattdessen Rad zu fahren. Zudem erfreue ich mich an der frischen Luft, der Natur und der Freiheit, die das Radfahren vermittelt.
Zuhause bin ich im Oberallgäu, weshalb auch dort die meisten meiner Touren stattfinden.