German History 101: The Battle Of Lechfeld, Goodbye To The Magyars And Otto The Great 🤩

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Want to learn the history of Germany but don’t want to spend years pouring over books? We have the solution for you!

In our bite-sized history lessons, you can learn important parts of Germany’s long, varied and super interesting history.

In this history lesson, we’re covering the Battle of Lechfeld which was a fascinating battle in 955 where the Kingdom of Germany’s annihilation of the Hungarian army outside of Augsburg stopped Magyar nomads from attacking Latin Europe again. This helped solidify Otto I’s (Otto the Great’s) position as the head of Germany and lead to his crowning as the Holy Roman Emperor.

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German History 101: The Battle Of Lechfeld, Goodbye To The Magyars And Otto The GreatPin

This battle wasn’t just a pivotal moment in Germany’s history, but also a fascinating lesson in battlefield strategies. The video below shares this well in an easy-to-understand and interesting way.

It doesn’t just cover the battle but also describes Otto’ I’s (Otto the Great)’s rise to power, the struggles he had to centralize power across the kingdom and the results of this battle and the power it gave him.

So don’t miss it!

Note that I have set this video to start at the 2:50 mark on purpose. I find the introduction a little confusing and think the video makes more sense starting from here.

You may want to watch this more than once because it’s a lot to take in!

Don’t miss our other history lessons, especially this one on the Holy Roman Empire which relates to this video. You may also enjoy this related lesson on Charlemagne.

You can also find all our history lessons here or read about the places most impacted by the Black Death here.

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Sharon first fell in love with Germany back in 2000 on her first visit. She loves the long history, the picturesque Old Towns, the castles, the food, everything really! Since then, she has visited many times and loves writing about Germany here so you can enjoy it too. In fact, Sharon loves German culture so much that she sent her kids to a German primary school in Australia. She especially loves Berlin and towns with charming Old Towns like Celle and Quedlinburg. Sharon also has a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and understands the nitty gritty of travel planning. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to Germany whether it's your first or tenth time!

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