I've heard a story about Düsseldorf and Düsseldorfer Radschläger was mentioned like the first assoсiation connected with this city.

Is it some kind of local tradition or a person?

  • It is a local culture of not fcompletely clear origin - one possibility being kids doing cartwheels out of happiness about winning the Battle of Worringen in 1288. If you can read enough German, try the Wikipedia article that doesn't have an English translation (yet). – Hagen von Eitzen Dec 3 '14 at 18:00
  • @HagenvonEitzen, yes, I've seen the article but das ist mir nicht klar. Yet. Danke! – optim1st Dec 3 '14 at 18:11

Yes, it is indeed a local tradition: It is a kind of sport exercise for kids and part of some organised events. You can read some background here:

http://www.geschichtswerkstatt-duesseldorf.de/historischestextepublikationen/radschlaegerradschlagen/index.html .

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