Vista from the math building of the technical university of munich (a little zoomed in): the “nuclear egg Garching” and to the right FRMII (actually – looking at these facts one could feel quite uneasy about this scary vicinity)

I went on a very short trip to munich, however I didnt take part at the famous Digital, Life, Design (DLD) conference. Given that I crossed the shortest path between the airport and the conference site this may be interpreted as “that I crossed the paths of the various speakers there”, like e.g. John Brockman of edge foundation about which I just made a blog post. But obviously despite crossing paths we missed each other.

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  1. nad Says:

    For those who are interested in the history of the city of Munich – I stumbled upon a more or less recent article, which I would like to reference at this place. But first some words in english, since the article and most of the additional info is in german.

    Since I went to school in Munich I learned about the existence of a “founding document” for the city of Munich (I still remember the founding date…) and a story about a conflict surrounding the founding of Munich. This “founding document” is actually not a founding document (maybe the teachers thought (erranously) that this makes understanding easier for the kids) but a conflict resolution document called Augsburger Schied. The conflict was between Henry the Lion and Otto of Freising. The thing was that Otto of Freising was in charge of a bridge over the river Isars, which was sort of important in the salt trades (and thus lucrative because of customs), and Henry the lion destroyed the bridge in order to lead the trade route through his ruling domain and in particular through a location named “apud Munichen” (“next to the monks”). This incident is seen as quite crucial for the rise of Munich (especially because it meant to some extend curbing the boom of Freising). In any case the conflict was settled by the the verdict that the Bischoff of Freising will (in exchange to giving up the Freising ruled market in Föhring) receive quite some parts of income, which resulted from customs, the right to held a market (now in Munich) and the right to mint coins. He was furthermore allowed to mint coins himself, of which most of the income could be kept in Freising.

    So now the interesting article: Stadtgründung München: Brannte die Brücke? says, that the “Augsburger Schied was actually written down in 1180, i.e. 22 years after the conflict resolution (in 1158) and that it seems that there is a translation mistake of the description of the incident of the burning bridge and since in addition no particular date of the incident is given, this might imply that the bridge had been burned down later (Dr. Lorenz Maier) or may have even not been burned down at all, according to Dr. Hubertus Seibert.

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