Today we want to remind you of the year 1923, which is hushed up by this state. On November 9th, Adolf Hitler marched to the Feldherrenhalle in Munich with loyal followers to put an end to the confusion and chaos of the Weimar Republic! The riot police bloodily put down the coup attempt, 16 men die as martyrs of the movement. In addition, 4 police officers and an uninvolved passer-by died in these clashes. We pay tribute to the 16 resistance fighters who died that evening. They died trying to give Germany back the independence and freedom that had been taken away from them by the Versailles dictation. During a minute of breastfeeding, their names will be read, which are always in our memory.

Felix Alfarth, Andreas Bauriedl, Wilhelm Ehrlich, Anton Hechenberger, Oskar Körner, Karl Kuhn, Karl Laforce, Kurt Neubauer, Claus von Pape, Theodor von der Pfordten, Johan Rickmers, Lorenz Stransky, Wilhelm Wolf, Theodor Casella, Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter, Martin Faust

Many fell in Munich,
There were many in Munich;
It hit in front of the Feldherrenhalle
German heroes the deadly lead.


They fought for Germany's awakening
Believing in Hitler's mission
Marching with deathly contempt
Into the fire of the reaction.

Many fell in Munich
For honor, for freedom and bread
It hit in front of the Feldherrenhalle
Sixteen heroes the martyrs death.


Your dead from ninth November,
You dead, we swear to you,
Many thousand fighters are still alive
For the third, the Great German Empire!

If you want to learn more about this time, take a look at the chronicle here
The march to the Feldherrnhalle

The martyrs of the movement
The martyrs of the movement
The martyrs of the movement
The martyrs of the movement
The martyrs of the movement


On Sunday morning on November 9, 1923, the supporters of the NSDAP, led by Hitler and Ludendorff, marched off the Bürgerbräukeller. General Ludendorff, who, like Hitler, went into civilian clothes and wore a hat, had taken command. Ludendorff led the train from the Bürgerbräukeller over the Ludwigsbrücke. There they disarmed a 30-man section of the state police and marched on to Marienplatz. The convoy then turned into Weinstrasse and then moved through Theatinerstrasse towards Odeonsplatz. The commandant of the Bavarian riot police in the residence, Michael Freiherr von Godin, sealed off Odeonsplatz with his 130 men, who were armed with a cannon and machine guns. When the train came in sight, Ludendorff had the marchers turn right into the short Perusastraße and then immediately turn left into Residenzstraße. The train, in ten to sixteen rows, singing "Die Wacht am Rhein" and "O Deutschland hoch in Ehren", headed towards the Feldherrnhalle and broke the barrier chain in Residenzstrasse.

Shots were fired at 12:45 p.m. The fire of the police officers killed one of the first of the peaceful demonstrators Max Erwin von Scheubner-Richter to pull the hooked Hitler down with him. Ulrich Graf stood in front of Hitler and, struck by eleven bullets, fell on Hitler and Scheubner-Richter. The marchers threw themselves on the ground while the numerous spectators fled. The whole bloody action took less than a minute. A total of sixteen NSDAP supporters, four police officers and one passer-by were shot. Hermann Goering was hit in the thigh and mortally wounded by being hit in the loin. Comrades brought him across the border to Innsbruck, Tyrol on a stretcher. Here, morphine is treated for the pain, which later led to addiction. Left picture: Feldherrnhalle / Right picture: Hitler honors the martyrs

The trial of the participants in the march to the Feldherrnhalle began on February 26, 1924. On April 1, 1924, after 24 spectacular days of trial, the verdict of the Bavarian People's Court in Munich I. General Ludendorff was acquitted. The judges found it difficult to condemn Adolf Hitler at all and attested that during the uprising he had been “guided by the noblest selfless will”. He was sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison for treason. During his fortress detention in the Landsberg am Lech detention center, Adolf Hitler wrote the political basic work "Mein Kampf", in which he outlines the main features of National Socialism and the party program of the NSDAP.                        

die sozialen Errungenschaften im Deutschen Reich waren einzigartig und es gab auf der ganzen Welt nichts Vergleichbares

Ewige Wache - Kurzfilm ueber die Feldherrnhalle (1936)

Für uns zum Appell! - Der Marsch zur Feldherrnhalle (1933)