86 Salzburg rifle companies with around 3,500 men and 22 bands from all over the state marched in Mühldorf am Inn in Bavaria on Sunday to commemorate the defeat of the Habsburgs 700 years ago.
The Battle of Mühldorf is considered the last great knightly battle without firearms. The ceremony started in the morning with wildfire from the Munich gate of the Ebenau (Flachgau) pillory shooters. Under the command of the Salzburg rifleman Josef Braunwieser, the march in with the state flag and the marching of the honor formation followed.
86 rifle companies and 22 music bands were there
“A wonderful day for the friendship between Salzburg and Bavaria. And the fact that so many young musicians and marksmen have come to Mühldorf am Inn and really made an impressive impression should make us proud as Salzburg residents,” said Governor Wilfried Haslauer (ÖVP). A commemorative plaque from the state of Salzburg was also presented. In the future, the plaque at the Frauenkirche in Mühldorf will commemorate the historic battle.