The lecture is dedicated to drinking and drinking customs in the German southwest in the transition from the Middle Ages to modern times
At the turn of the Middle Ages and the early modern period, drinking habits and customs changed considerably against the backdrop of humanism and the Reformation. and the Reformation. In particular, the traditional custom of drinking to excess, which according to contemporary reports often led to "cattle-drinking", became the focus of criticism and punishment by the authorities. The lecture is dedicated to the question of what, when, how and where people in Württemberg drank at this time - with special consideration of the relevant state ordinances and the surviving original feuds using the example of the Württemberg offices of Göppingen and Herrenberg. A lecture by Prof. Dr. Oliver Auge, Professor of Regional History at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität (Kiel), as part of the special exhibition "Intoxicating. 10,000 years of beer and wine" of the Württemberg State Museum in Stuttgart. The lecture is being held in cooperation with the Swabian Heritage Society.