1789 bis 1848- The Age of Revolutions

All across Europe, there is an air of fraternization directing to democracy. In many German countries so-called Wars of Liberation, also known as the German Campaign, are taking place. They are based on the main idea of the French Revolution, regarding all men as equals.

The Castle

Within the castle walls, there's a military academy. Any man who is neither peasant nor Jew is eligible to become an army officer. There are no territorial lordships ruling over cities or peasants, any longer.

The Town

Still, you can see parts of the city wall. However, town and castle do not constitute seperate legal entities, any longer.

The hygienic conditions in town are disastrous, and the cholera is raging and claiming many lives.

The Church

Widows with no social securities are particularly stricken by poverty. In welfare matters, the Church plays an important social role.

The Democracy Movement

In front of the town hall, a discourser is arguing the demands for a liberalization of society, the participation of all classes in social advancement and achievements, as well as a political co-determination, as verbalized by the author Heinrich Heine.

The State is reacting restrictively by censoring democratic ideas.

Industrialization and Inventions

In the course of a progressing industrialization, ever more workers are being replaced by machines, resulting in dumping wages and a price deterioration for manufactured goods. Storms of protests are arising, for example, the riot of the weavers.

The first gliding flights are being performed, ships grow ever more larger, and increasingly advance international tradings.