11th Emperors Ball in Korneuburg

Also in this year in Korneuburg was danced under the eyes of Emperor Karl and his grandson Archduke Georg von Habsburg

The evening began in Korneuburg with a reception in the town hall where city councillor Andreas Minnich representing the mayor Christian Gepp invited the guests into the historic boardroom. With sparkling wine and some sweets discussions and contacts were made

Afterwards the ball society was led into the ballroom by MajGen iTR Michael Blaha and past the honorary guards of the two organizing regiments

At the head Archduke Georg von Habsburg with his daughter, the procurator of the Order of St. George  Baron Vinzenz Stimpfl Abele as well as in the representation of the Governor of Lower Austria Johanna Mikl Leitner the President of the government of Lower Austria Karl Wilfing.

The entrance into the festively decorated hall was followed by the speeches of MajGen iTR Michael Blaha, President Karl Wilfing and Archduke Georg von Habsburg who found very praiseworthy words for the Emperors ball and tradition and he especially noticed the bust of his grandfather Emperor Karl.

With the opening of the ball the military music of Lower Austria began to play and the couples to dance. Many traditionalists danced into the morning but also vice versa many dance enthusiasts were happy about a traditional ball with many colourful uniforms.

Of course there was a very successful singing performance with Aneta Liepina, Michael Weiland and their pianist Roberto Secilla and a raffle with 11 main prizes.

What else can you say: “It was very nice, we were very happy.”. And, of course, “Gott erhalte – Gott beschütze” was sung loudly from all mouths at midnight.

Expression of condolences about SchHptm Eduard Grübling

With great sadness we have the duty to inform that the commander of “Deutschmeister Schützenkorps” SchHptm Eduard Grübling passed on abruptly on 3rd of February 2019.

The President of the Union of European Military Historical Groups Major General iTR Michael Blaha, the executive committee, the Presidium and all comrades of the UEHMG express their deepest sympathy to the bereaved for this grave loss.

The UEHMG will honor his deserving comrade in honor.

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Expression of condolences about Honorary Member Colonel iTR Siegfried Wilfling

With great sadness we have the duty to inform that our comrade and Honorary Member Colonel iTR Siegfried Wilfling passed on after a fulfilled and busy life on 31th of January 2019.

The President of the Union of European Military Historical Groups Major General iTR Michael Blaha, the executive committee, the Presidium and all comrades of the UEHMG express their deepest sympathy to the bereaved for this grave loss.

The UEHMG will honor his deserving official in honor.

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Montur & Pulverdampf

Under this motto the Museum of Military History in Vienna held a spectacular journey through seven centuries of military history on 8 and 9 July 2018. With camps, medieval market, shows, crafts, children’s program, performances by various re-enactment groups and much more.

Nearly 13,000 visitors took the opportunity to participate in this experience.

The UEHMG was represented for the second time at this major event with its own tent and the opportunity to present their members and maintain contact.

In addition to the demonstrations of the “Deutschmeister Schützenkorps” and the “Reitende Artilleriedivision No. 2 (RAD2)” who have been attending for many years, was a concert of the “k.u.k. Wiener Regimentskapelle IR4” one of the highlights of this year.

A big honor for the above mentioned groups was the visit of IKKH Camilla von Habsburg-Lothringen at this event.

Emperor Karl Memorial Mass in Biedermannsdorf

On the initiative of the “Biedermannsdorfer Kapellenverein” one commemorated on 21.10.2018 in the context of a holy mass, celebrated by pastor Dr. med. Bernhard Mucha, the beatification of Emperor Karl I, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony in front of the Emperor Karl Chapel.

The most active participants were IKKH Camilla von Habsburg-Lothringen, with General-Adjutant of the House of Habsburg, MajGen iTR Peter Pritz, accompanied by the Knights of the Order of St. George and the Military Hospital Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem.

With standards went on traditional associations such as the “Deutschmeister Schützenkorps”, the “Reitende Artillerie Division Nr. 2”, the “Dragoner Regiment Nr. 3 König von Sachsen” and the “Dragonerregiment Nr. 2 Graf Pejacsevich”.

Furthermore represented were the “katholischen österreichischen Landsmannschaften” as well as the FF Biedermannsdorf.

After the Mass, the procession to the Emperor Karl Chapel took place, the blessing of those present with the Emperor Karl Reliquie, the repositio of the relic followed by a wreath-laying ceremony by the FF Biedermannsdorf.

Lieutenant iTR Alfred Cunat of the “Deutschmeister Schützenkorps” made a military message to the Highest-serving IKKH Camilla von Habsburg-Lothringen. In the course of the wreath-laying ceremony, a General-de-Charge was shot as a tribute under trumpet sounds by the “Deutschmeister Schützenkorps”.

After the closing message to the most present and as the conclusion of the solemn event the chapel society under Maj Peter Fuhrich invited all present to the Agape and a cozy get-together.