The stadtsteinach contribution to the "day of the francs was all about the town of stadtsteinach and the local poet jakob hoffmann.
Mayor roland wolfrum slipped into the role of the stadtsteinach original at the event. "I am the hoffmanns jakob, I am known everywhere. Living in stadtsteinach, in upper frankenland. I was born in bergleshof, in the beautiful franconian forest, and I'm in my prime, but not too old yet, he presented the stadtsteinach legend in the small event room at the home museum.
For the dialect
Throughout his life, jakob hoffmann had taken up the cudgels for dialect. "You have to keep the "heimatsproch", egol wu du bist. This applies to young and old alike, whether it's here or abroad", jakob hoffmann from stadtsteinach once wrote a poem. The mayor not only read from the original book of poems, but an exhibition about jakob hoffmann was also shown in the museum of local history. For hoffmann, who died six years ago at the age of 91, was born in 1915. So in two years he would have been 100 years old.
"Deep in the frankenwald"
At a special kind of home evening in the home museum, the son of the home poet – karlheinz hoffmann – also remembered his father: with songs that were also written by jakob hoffmann. "That's why it doesn't work anymore – the machine is empty", "i'm the man – i'm already doing what i can", sang hoffmann and brought out all the old familiar wisdom from the sinks. "Deep in the frankenwald was heard as well as the stadtsteinach native song. "The most beautiful spot on earth is my town stone valley, with its beautiful mountains, i dug you a thousand times", it is said in the lyrics of the stadtsteinacher, who loved his homeland.
The son's concern
Karlheinz Hoffmann, himself already 71 years old, loves to revive the memory of his father. There was only one worry on his mind at the homecoming evening: because his father recorded all his songs on tape – not written down in notes. "Unfortunately, the tape can no longer be played back because such devices no longer exist", explained hoffmann. The rugendorf native poet helga weiske spontaneously agreed to contribute to the success of the evening and read from her self-written book vom schonsten platz im frankenwald – a successful contribution to the Franken day in Stadtsteinach.