The Homburg flea market yielded what, for me, was an awesome snag - an old volksmarching walking stick. When we were here in the 80s volksmarching was huge. They were 10km walks which drew large crowds. People joined volksmarch clubs and hiked together socially. When you participated in a walk you would earn a small metal badge which you tacked onto a walking stick like this one. People collected badges from all over.
People still walk here with great enthusiasm, but I see few sticks. Nordic walking poles have largely replaced the old canes. I was glad to find this one which was covered in badges. The others I have seen have had far fewer. Must have been a well-traveled volksmarcher. : )