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On 18th of October in 1817 500 students gathered here for the Wartburg-celebration of German students corporation. They met here. In the memory of the victorious Battle of Nations (1813) near Leipzig and the three-hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the Lutheran Reformation. Their call for an united state and democratic basic rights became the first public demonstration of the middle-class opposition in German territories. The flag of the Jena-Origin-Students-Corporation, where we find the later national colours "black, red, gold", reminds of this event.