Corps Hildeso-Guestphalia Göttingen

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coat of arms
Corps Hildeso-Guestphalia (coat of arms) .JPG
Basic data
State : Lower Saxony
University : Georg-August-University Goettingen
Founding: June 10, 1854 in Göttingen
Association: KSCV
Motto: Fortuna iuvat audacem
Gun motto: Gladius ultor noster! Pectus amico, cuspis hosti!
Colours: Colors HG.jpg
Circle: Compass HG001.jpg
Address: Wilhelm-Weber-Strasse 36, 37073 Göttingen

The Corps Hildeso-Guestphalia Göttingen is a colored and compulsory student association in the Kösener Seniors Convents Association (KSCV). It brings together students and alumni of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen . The corps members are called Hildesheim Westphalia or Hilden .


Hildeso-Guestphalia has the colors lime green-white-black with silver percussion . A small lime green student cap is worn as the back of the head. Like all Kösener Corps in the SC zu Göttingen, Hildeso-Guestphalia has no fox ribbon .

The motto of the corps is Fortuna iuvat audacem . The emblem is Gladius ultor noster! Pectus amico, cuspis hosti!



Seal of Guestphalia Göttingen, 1812

The corps can be traced back to a compatriot of the Westphalians founded in Göttingen in 1772 , whose members wore blue uniforms with red facings. A representation can be found in the Rupstein register , which is kept in Göttingen. Her motto was "Pro salute Guestphalorum". After the demise of the old-style country teams, the Westphalian tradition was continued by the Corps Guestphalia Göttingen, founded in 1801, whose existence is documented until 1845 and which already wore the colors green-white-black. Karl von Bodelschwingh-Velmede , who later became the Prussian finance minister, also became a member of the corps in 1802 . A constitution of this Guestphalia from 1814 has been handed down. In 1824 the law student Heinrich Heine joined Westphalia, which he mentioned several times in his later works ( Die Harzreise , Germany. A winter fairy tale ). Wilhelm Emmanuel Freiherr von Ketteler , who later became the Bishop of Mainz and Catholic social reformer, also joined the corps as a law student from Westphalia . Because of the Ketteler-Lohmann duel , he was given a prison sentence by the university court .

A first connection with the name Hildesia and the colors yellow-red was established in Göttingen on February 14, 1820, but was dissolved again after a few semesters. It was renewed in 1825. It later led the colors red-yellow and red-yellow-gold and is documented in Constitutions of the years 1825 and 1836, a Renoncen Constitution of 1843 and a Constitution of the fellow pavilioners .

"True picture of the Dr. Rauschenplat - a phenomenon that is equally remarkable in terms of history and nature. ”Anonymous copper engraving from 1831

The inner circle of private lecturers and students around the lecturer Johann Ernst Arminius von Rauschenplatt belonged to the core of the Göttingen revolution of January 1831 and consisted of members of the Guestphalia like Hildesia. Four lecturers and five students from both corps were then officially prosecuted using profiles .

Hildeso Guestphalia

Later, many Westphalians apparently joined the Hildesia Association , which was founded on August 6, 1852. Their colors were black-red-white, the motto was “Fortuna iuvat audacem!”. Due to the large number of members - especially due to the many students from Westphalia - and due to the reputation that the Hildesheimers had earned on the Mensur, the idea of ​​converting into a corps came up. The corresponding application was made on June 10, 1854 and approved unanimously by the Göttingen Senior Citizens' Convention (SC). Since so many Westphalians were members of the Corps , the name was changed to Hildeso-Guestphalia and the colors green-white-black, which were perceived as typically Westphalian, were adopted. On June 12, 1854 Hildeso-Guestphalia joined the Göttingen SC. The official foundation date of the Corps Hildeso-Guestphalia is 10 June 1854. By joining the Göttingen SC, the Corps is a member of the Kösener SC Association. In 1869, the corps appointed the chairman of the Kösener Congress.

Hildeso-Guestphalia had its own corp house built in 1895/96, making it the third corps to have its own corp house in Göttingen . The construction was made possible by a large donation from the widow of Hildesheim Westphalian Ludwig Heydenreich.

Like all corps and alliances, National Socialism hit the Hildeso-Guestphalia Corps hard. In 1933, the National Socialists issued a ban on colors . In 1934 the Göttingen SC held the last demonstration. Ultimately, the corps were banned in 1934 and forced to join Nazi comradeships . As a result, the corps' activity was extremely inhibited, which meant a suspension on October 5, 1935 on the last train. The corp house was sold in 1937 to the Nazi association "Haus der Deutschen Frau" and in 1942 it became the property of the NSDAP. As such, it was confiscated by the Allies in 1945, was initially under fiduciary management and was used for residential purposes. In 1952 it could be bought back by the old gentlemen's association of Hildeso Guestphalia.

From August 30th to August 31st, 1947, the first corp meeting after the war took place in Hameln. There the wish was expressed that the corps should reopen without merging with another corps. Then the first foundation festival after the Second World War took place in Göttingen in the early summer of 1949. On 2/3 Reconstituted in its old form in June 1950, Hildeso-Guestphalia was able to resume active operations. There were also setbacks in the further development. The Corps had to suspend again from April 21, 1979 to July 19, 1984.

With the Kösener Corps Saxonia Jena , Borussia Tübingen , Marcomannia Breslau , Saxonia Bonn and his longstanding traditional relationship with Vandalia Rostock , Hildeso-Guestphalia forms the red circle in the KSCV.

Corp house

Corp House (1900)

The Corpshaus in today's Wilhelm-Weber-Straße 36 in Göttingen's Ostviertel was built in 1895/96 based on a design by the Berlin architect and government master builder Lothar Schoenfelder based on a Westphalian farmhouse and inaugurated on March 4, 1897. The construction company Gebr. Krafft from Göttingen took over the execution.

The original room concept comprised a bar, dining and storage room on the ground floor as well as additional rooms on the upper floor and the utility rooms in the basement. In 1911 a major expansion and renovation took place according to plans by the architect Otto Lüer from Hanover (execution: Fa. Gebr. Frankenberg, Northeim). Since then, a cellar bar and a drum floor have been available in the basement. The number of rooms on the upper floor has been increased. During the last major expansion in 1928, the total usable area was increased to approx. 850 m².

Known members

In alphabetic order

The Corps in Literature

Heinrich Heine Guestphaliae Göttingen: Germany. A winterstory

I thought of dear brothers
Dear Westphalia, with which I so often
Drunk in Göttingen,
Until we touched each other's hearts
And sunk under the table!
I've always loved her so
The dear, good Westphalia,
A people so firm, so sure, so loyal
Without any glitzy or bragging rights.
How did they stand splendidly on the scale
With their lion hearts!
It fell so straight, meant so honestly
The fourths and the thirds.
They fight well, they drink well,
And when they shake hands with you
For friendship, then they cry;
Are sentimental oaks.
"Heaven save you, brave people,"
"He bless your seeds,"
"Save yourself from war and glory,"
"Before heroes and heroics."
"He always gives your sons"
"A very mild exam,"
"And he'll bring your daughters pretty"
"Under the hood - amen!"


  • Franz Stadtmüller : History of the Corps Hildeso-Guestphalia to Göttingen . Goettingen 1954.

Web links

Commons : Corps Hildeso-Guestphalia Göttingen  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. dt. "Luck helps the daring!"
  2. Eng. “The sword is our avenger! The breast to the friend, the lance to the enemy! "
  3. See Fig. From: Hans-Georg Schmeling: Göttingen in the 18th century. Catalog Göttingen 1987, p. 168
  4. Kösener Archive in the Institute for University Studies; Printed by Rainer Assmann : Constitutions of the Corps and their predecessors 1810–1820 . Einst und Jetzt , special issue 1983, pp. 41–54.
  5. Kösener Korps-Lists 1910, 69 ("Corps Guestphalia Göttingen"), No. 141. At that time the KKL wrongly classified it under the year 1821.
  6. Hans Becker von Sothen: The Göttingen connections and their colors 1800 to 1833 . In: then and now. Yearbook of the Association for Corporate Student History Research 39 (1994), p. 196.
  7. ^ Excerpts from Rainer Assmann : Constitutions of the Corps III . Einst und Jetzt, special issue 1988, pp. 76–85.
  8. ^ Franz Stadtmüller: History of the Corps Hannovera zu Göttingen. Göttingen 1963, p. 88 ff. With footnote 50
  9. On the origin of the "Westphalia colors " see also: Couleur # Special student color combinations
  10. ^ Ilse Rüttgerodt-Riechmann: City of Göttingen (= monument topography Federal Republic of Germany. Architectural monuments in Lower Saxony 5.1.). Braunschweig / Wiesbaden 1982, p. 91.
  11. ^ Christian Huy: 111 years of the Hildeso Guestphalia corp house . In: Corps 2/2008, pp. 18-19.
  12. ^ Christian Huy: 111 years of the Hildeso Guestphalia corp house . In: Corps 2/2008, pp. 18f.
  13. ^ Chapter X