Dear friends of freedom of the press, dear festive guests at the celebration of this most beautiful and unique monument to the freedom of the press in Germany, which makes Hof a place where one can set foot on, live with and also embrace democracy: Unity and Justice and Freedom now have a very exceptional and special place in Hof. Hof, in other words, becomes a "german tribune."
Excerpt from the festive Speach on the occasion of the inauguration of the Wirth monument "Tribüne" in Hof on the 25th November 2012.
Prof. Dr. Heribert Prantl (*30 July 1953 in Nittenau, Bavaria) is a German lawyer, journalist and author. He is in charge of the department for domestic politics at the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper in Munich and since January 2011 a member of the editorial board.