The next freeshooting event will take place in 2017
The origin of the Freeshooting event ("Mindener Freischießen") goes back to Prussian times. After firing practice became duty for all citizens of Minden in the 17th century, the city decided to determine the best shooter within the framework of a celebration. This shooter was freed from all taxes for one year. The term "freeshooting" ("Freischießen") was invented. The Mindener Bürgerbataillon still cherishs this tradtion during a mulit-day event, which is very popular among all citizens and guests.