Die Nachstellung der Göhrdeschlacht von 1813
The reenactment of the Göhrdeschlacht of 1813
near Dahlenburg from September 20 to 22, 2019
ATTENTION: THE EVENT IS NOT DIRECTLY THE JAGDSCHLOSS GÖHRDE,
BUT A PIECE BEHIND (seen from the direction of Dannenberg) ON THE B216.
Parades, horses and a fight against Napoleon's soldiers
Reenactors from all over Europe travel to the reenactment of the Göhrdeschlacht from 1813 to the original location in Lüben near Dahlenburg. For a weekend, the enthusiastic re-enactors go into the year 1813 and show “History you can touch”. The Göhrdeschlacht is reenacted in original uniforms and the life of a soldier in a bivouac is exemplified as it was 200 years ago. Up to 400 amateur actors recreate the battle in the original location.
At the original location, a bivouac invites you to join in and look - as in historical times.
The Göhrdeschlacht 1813
The "Göhrdeschlacht" took place on September 16, 1813 near Oldendorf / Lüben on the edge of the Göhrde, northern Germany's largest mixed forest. It was probably the first battle in which the French were defeated by an outnumbered alliance. This alliance consisted of Russian, English, Hanoverian, Mecklenburg, Hanseatic, Prussian and Lützow hunters. The “Göhrdeschlacht” began a series of small-scale fighting and victories against the French occupying powers, which finally culminated in the great Battle of Nations near Leipzig in October 1813.
The time around 1813
The 19th century in Europe was marked by the aftermath of the French Revolution in 1789, the wars associated with this upheaval, the collapse of Prussia and the reorganization of the European map. Decisive for the further political development in Europe at the beginning of the century were Napoleon's campaigns, which inflamed the resistance of many European peoples against this French foreign rule. At the same time, however, a patriotic-national movement in Germany such as the French had faked was kindled.
One of the first battles against Napoleon - especially the first won - took place in autumn 1813 in the forest area of the Göhrde, between Dannenberg and Dahlenburg. Prussia's troops, along with their allies, Russia and England, won against the French units, which were supposed to secure the area on the left between Hamburg and Magdeburg for the transport of ammunition and troops.
It was the first victorious battle against the French occupation at that time and ushered in the decline of Napoleon. Two years later, in 1815, the Napoleonic era ended when he was crushingly defeated by the Allied troops under General Wellington and the allied Prussians under Field Marshal Blucher at the Battle of Waterloo.
Program to reenact the Göhrdeschlacht of 1813 from September 20 to 22, 2019
In addition to the bivouac life, exercise and exhibition fights on the hill near the Göhrde forest, the event also offers many market stalls as well as food and drink. The event will open on Friday evening.
Extract from the program on site:
Friday September 20, 2019
7:00 p.m. Heimatmuseum Dahlenburg
Opening ceremony for Göhrden in 2019 and special exhibition "... shot through the head today."
Saturday September 21, 2019
10:00 am Actor's appeal in the bivouac
10:30 a.m. march to the Göhr memorial
11:00 a.m. commemoration at the memorial, speeches
12:00 p.m. Actions in the bivouac, planned among others: Uniform fashion show - Demonstration staff work - Lecture Prochaska (S. Götting-Nilius) - Knowledge from the archive - Historical worship service (please note loudspeaker announcements)
3:00 pm battle re-enactment
4:30 p.m. Open bivouac
Hospital demonstration - artillery demonstration
6:00 p.m. End of the open bivouac
Sunday September 22, 2019
9:30 a.m. field service in the forest
11:00 am Battle adjustment, then bivouac dismantling
1:00 p.m. Battlefield tour
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