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Drilles im Spilles

  • Enkirch

Secular type of punishment from the 16th century. Set up, among other things, to enforce the moral standards of the time. A bad habit had become established here, which some citizens did not like and which informed the sovereign. Girls were auctioned off - without ulterior motives. The background was nothing else than that the boys who raised the girls committed themselves to keep the girls free at all official events throughout the year. Since every thing has two sides, the girls have committed themselves to pay for everything that the boys consumed on King's Day, which was a three-day celebration. According to tradition, this was often more than what the boys had paid for the girls. If someone was caught at such an auction, whether boy or girl, they were sentenced to a day rotating cage. The convicted person was then usually locked in the cage with as much of the population as possible and everyone who passed by was allowed to turn the cage.

In this rotating cage, punishments were carried out in the 16th century in order to enforce worldly morals.

Secular type of punishment from the 16th century. Set up, among other things, to enforce the moral standards of the time. A bad habit had become established here which some citizens did not like and which informed the sovereign. Girls were auctioned - without ulterior motives. The background was nothing other than that the boys who raised the girls committed themselves to keep the girls free at all official events throughout the year. Since every thing has two sides, the girls have committed themselves to pay for everything the boys consumed on King's Day, which was a three-day celebration. According to tradition, this was often more than what the boys had paid for the girls. If someone was caught at such an auction, whether boy or girl, they were sentenced to a day's rotating cage. The convicted person was then usually locked in the cage with as many people as possible and everyone who passed by was allowed to turn the cage. can be viewed outside of church services. The entrance is below the "bellows house".

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Brunnenplatz 2

56850 Enkirch

DE


Phone: +49 6541 9265

Fax: +49 6541 5269

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General information

Openings
Sunday, 22.01.2023 00:00 - 00:00
Monday, 23.01.2023 00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday, 24.01.2023 00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday, 25.01.2023 00:00 - 00:00
Thursday, 26.01.2023 00:00 - 00:00
Friday, 27.01.2023 00:00 - 00:00
Saturday, 28.01.2023 00:00 - 00:00
Sunday, 29.01.2023 00:00 - 00:00
Monday, 30.01.2023 00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday, 31.01.2023 00:00 - 00:00
The "Drilles im Spilles" is a rotating cage that was built into a wall in a public square and can therefore be viewed at any time.

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