Summer 2002: former district administrator walter keller sits with stephan diller in habfurt's lazzarin ice cream shop on the torgraben. They speak animatedly to each other. There is one problem: the historiography of the district has many gaps in its research. Diller, who has been commissioned to write a chronicle of the town of habfurt, cannot close these gaps on his own – he needs reinforcement. So the two men decided to found an association for scientists and laymen who are to get to the bottom of local history. Two and a half years later the idea becomes reality: the historical association landkreis habberge is born.
15 years, 20 books, 13 supplements, numerous excursions, seminars, meetings and dialect days later, the first anthology is now available. He tells local history(s) on 346 pages. One of the authors, for example, addresses the question of why "the insignificant village of frickendorf has become such a magnificent bridge". Another contribution sheds light on the history of "the oldest chess pieces north of the alps" – found near zell am ebersberg.