The women still walk in front of the holy of holies: first held 384 years ago, the sweden procession in kronach still offers this unusual sight. With the procession, the people of kronach commemorate their victory in 1634. The swedish procession is not only a thank you for being spared, but also a plea for peaceful coexistence among the people of the city – and a thank you to the brave women who played a decisive role in the three-year war.
As the northernmost stronghold of the bishopric of bamberg, kronach was frequently exposed to enemy attacks, but the burghers successfully defied all attempts at conquest. In 1634, however, they faced an overwhelming number of attackers. When the men, weary from battle, wanted to give up, the hour of the energetic women came. Armed with cobblestones and boiling water, they put their opponents to flight.