The game Auf der Walz follows the traditional travels of craftsmen during their “journeyman years”, covering all the challenges and surprises of a journey in the second half of the 19th century.
Young Journeymen follow this tradition, which dates back to medieval times and is still alive in German-speaking countries today. They begin their journey after being “absolved” by finishing their examination. On their travels, the journeyman wears a traditional dress: flared pants, waistcoat, jacket, black hat (as a symbol for freedom), the “Stenz” (traditional curled hiking poles), and the “Charlottenburger” (the coarse cloth used to wrap up belongings, similar to a tie, fondly called “Charly”).
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