KDStV Markomannia Würzburg

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KDSt.V. Marcomannia

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Basic data
University location: Wurzburg
University / s: Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg
Founding: February 7, 1871
Corporation association : Cartell Association of Catholic German Student Associations ( 1871 )
Association number: 5
Cartel / District / AG: Marburg district
Abbreviation: Mm!
Color status : colored
Colours: Sky blue-gold-green
Fox colors: Sky blue gold
Fox colors:
Cap: Medium flat cap
Type of Confederation: Men's association
Religion / Denomination: Roman Catholic
Position to the scale : not striking
Motto: Fearless and faithful!
Field shout ( Panier ): Markomannia be the banner
Total members: 412 (2016)
Website: markomannia-wuerzburg.de

The Catholic German Student Union Markomannia Würzburg , KDStV Markomannia Würzburg, is a non-beating Catholic student union founded in Würzburg in 1871 . She is a member of the Cartell Association of Catholic German Student Associations (CV) . She is also a member of the Marburger Kreis.


Coat of arms of the KDStV Markomannia Würzburg


The motive and incentive for the founder of the Markomannia, Georg Trapp from Lohr , a Munich Aenanen boy , was that the five corporations Aenania Munich , Winfridia Breslau , Guestfalia Tübingen , Bavaria Bonn and Austria Innsbruck united in the Cartell Association of Catholic German Student Associations (CV) urgently needed additional staff from other German university cities.

The favorable location of Würzburg, where students from the Palatinate and Lower Franconia studied, led to the goal within a year after eventful conventions and considerable difficulties. The name chosen by the founder shortly before the constitution was made in memory of the Marcomanni . This was a Germanic tribe that worked around the turn of the times in the area of ​​what is now Lower and Upper Franconia. According to Trapp's ideas, the young Markomannia was soon accepted into the Cartell Association, where, in accordance with its considerable membership, it quickly became a pillar of the Cartell associations.


In the course of a Catholic counter-movement to the prevailing liberalism, the association was founded at the Würzburg University on January 26th, 1871 in Würzburg and constituted as a student society on February 7th, 1871, and soon afterwards, on July 10th, 1871, in a colored association to convert.

Despite the numerous hostilities in the first few years, on the one hand from the liberal press and on the other from the ranks of the corps , Markomannia was able to establish and consolidate itself well. The relationship with the population developed favorably. Some high-ranking personalities accepted honorary membership early on and thus gave the federal government recognition and support.

The establishment of a liaison library in the second year as well as the publication of its own scientific newspaper shortly afterwards show that the connection with the scientia principle was just as serious as with that of religio .

In the following time there were big ecclesiastical or secular celebrations, on the occasion of which the connection went public and aroused sympathy.

Marcomanni were often entrusted with co-determination and management tasks in association and university political committees. The lively cooperation in various areas is expressed, for example, in a repeated broadcast from the suburb.

At the turn of the century, Markomannia had reached such a large number of members that a division was carried out in early 1902 and the KDStV Thuringia Würzburg was founded as a subsidiary .

A good relationship with the first established connections as well as the sponsorships to Gothia Erlangen , KaV Saxo-Bavaria Prague in Vienna and the newly founded Oeno-Danubia Passau testify to a wide range of commitment.

First and Second World War

During the First World War , more than 250 marcomanni were called up, 45 of whom died. There was no usual semester operation during this time. In mid-1920 the Hutten'sche Felsenkeller in Randersackerer Straße became a connection home. In 1932 they moved into the villa at Mergentheimer Str. 60, as the previous rooms had become too small. Shortly after the seizure of power, it had to be rented out due to the threat of confiscation by the Gestapo . The house at that time was destroyed in the bombing raid on Würzburg on March 16, 1945 .

The years after 1933 were a threat to most corporations and associations. So did Markomannia. Although the connection was not dissolved during the following time, the Cartell Association on the Markomannenhaus was dissolved on October 27, 1935.


Immediately after the end of the war, in which more than 30 Marcomanni fell, the reconstruction work began by some federal brothers, so that in 1948 the 77th Foundation Festival brought together a larger number of members. In that year, the old gentlemen's association and active association were recognized by the authorities and the university and the first post-war foxes were born.

At the end of 1954, the first partial reconstruction of the house was ready to move into. The house has been in its current form since 1964.

The community for German student history developed from the archival association of the Markomannia , founded in 1974 .

In 2001 the 130th foundation festival was celebrated with the presence of all affiliates and sponsors of the Markomannia.

Markomannia led the suburb (chair) of the Cartell Association six times : 1873/1874, 1880/1881, 1888/1889, 1897/1898, 1963/1964 and 1998/1999.

The number in the official order of the Cartell connections is number 5. The official abbreviation is Mm .

Goals and principles

Markomannia is based on the principles religio , scientia , amicitia and patria . She wants to establish a lifelong friendship , which is borne by her couleur student traditions and comment .

  • Religio means the commitment to the Catholic faith as a living foundation stone of the connection as well as the willingness to shape one's own life from it and to face the challenges of the time.
  • Scientia requires striving for a successful degree and dealing with university policy issues. Lectures and discussions offer the opportunity to broaden your own horizons beyond the faculty.
  • Amicitia includes the promotion of true friendship that extends beyond the student's time and one's own generation and mutual education to become socially responsible, self-confident personalities.
  • Patria demands the advocacy of justice, freedom and democracy, borne by the claim to a love for our fatherland based on social responsibility in a spirit that unites people.

Markomannia is non-striking .

Color, motto and coat of arms


The connection has the colors sky blue-gold-green with golden percussion . The fox colors are sky blue-gold with gold-blue percussion. Head color is a sky blue cloth cap, medium plate format.


The motto is Fearless and Faithful!

coat of arms

The coat of arms was adopted on January 24, 1871 and has the following structure: In the middle of a shield divided into four there is another field with the diagonally arranged colors and the circle. At the top right there was initially a Bavarian lion with a crown in blue on a white background as a sign of belonging to Bavaria. At the turn of the century, the Würzburg racing flag with the colors red and yellow was placed against a black background. To the left of this is a golden cross on a sky-blue background as a sign of faith. In the lower right field two lyres and a grapevine are shown as a sign of friendship and student happiness. In the last field there is an owl with a scroll with the motto "Fearless and Faithful" as a symbol of truth and science.



The Markomannenzirkel is a couleur student monogram of four letters, V, C, F, M, and a call sign. These letters stand for V IVAT C RESCAT F LOREATQUE M ARKOMANNIA (Markomannia live, grow and prosper). Another interpretation is V IVAT C IRCULUS F RATRUM M ARKOMANNIAE (Long live the circle of the Brothers of Marcomannia ). The callsign stands for IN AETERNUM and means that the connection still has an activity.

Marburg district

Markomannia Würzburg is a member of the Marburger Kreis, an interest group based on couleur students of the oldest connections within the Cartell Association (CV). While the Marburger Kreis initially (from 1986 ) came together to support the then weakly staffed VKDSt Rhenania Marburg, nowadays the common endeavor is in the foreground to counteract the decline of couleur student mores and to strengthen the catholicity principle within the CV.

The Marburger Kreis consists of the following member associations:

The Marburger Kreis organizes a circular ring event every winter semester.

Known members

See also


  • Florian Werr : History of the Cartell Association of Catholic German Student Associations. Paderborn 1890.
  • Old gentlemen's association of Markomannia Würzburg: History of the Catholic German student association Markomannia 1871–1931. Franconian company printing house Würzburg, Würzburg, 1931.
  • Rolf-Joachim Baum et al. (Ed.): Student Union and Corporations at the University of Würzburg 1582–1982. Würzburg 1982, pp. 248-250.
  • Thomas Sauer, Ralf Vollmuth (Hrsg.): History of the Catholic German student union Markomannia. On behalf of the old gentlemen's association of the KDStV Markomannia Würzburg, SH-Verlag, Vierow 1996, ISBN 3-89498-028-1 .
  • Siegfried Schieweck-Mauk: Lexicon of CV and ÖCV connections. Association for German Student History , Würzburg 1997, ISBN 3-89498-040-0 , pp. 459–471 (with detailed bibliography)
  • Bernhard Grün : The KD St. V. Markomannia (1871/1871), in: Between corporation and confrontation. Contributions to the history of universities and students in Würzburg. Festschrift for the 113th Cartel meeting of the CV from June 3 to 6, 1999. Cologne 1999, pp. 281–305
  • Bernhard Grün , Christoph Vogel : The Fuxenstunde. Supplementary volume: Catholic German Student Union (KDStV) Markomannia Würzburg in the CV. Bad Buchau 2017

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ EH Eberhard: Handbook of the student liaison system. Leipzig, 1924/25, p. 116.
  2. Friedhelm Golücke : The Wohnkameradschaft Markomannia 1934/1935 - a first attempt at harmonization , in which: Corporations and National Socialism. Society for German Student History . SH-Verlag, undated , ISBN 3-923621-57-4 , pp. 87-114.
  3. Peter Krause : O old lad glory. The students and their customs. 5th edition. Graz, Vienna, Cologne 1997, p. 217.
  4. Bernhard Grün : The fourth principle - way and reality of the fatherland principle in the CV: Case study using the example of the KDStV Markomannia Würzburg, in: Markomannenblätter. Announcements of the old gentlemen's association of the KDStV Markomannia in the CV zu Würzburg 69 (winter semester 2011/12, summer semester 2012), pp. 63-102