Die Badische Meile… sowas gibt’s…

Heute laufe ich die „Badische Meile“, ein Volkslauf, hier in Karlsruhe.

Die Badische Meile ist ein historisches Längenmaß. Bis 1819 bestimmte der “Königliche Fuß” wie das Volk in Baden Entfernungen zu berechnen hatte. Acht Kilometer, 888 Meter und 89 Zentimeter legte Markgraf Carl Friedrich anno dazumal mit seinem Gefolge in zwei Wegstunden durch den Hardtwald zurück und definierte somit die längste Landmeile Deutschlands. Mit Einführung des Metersystems ging die Umrechnung des alten Maßes nicht ganz auf, so dass die “krumme Zahl” von 8,88889 Kilometer als Badische Meile festgelegt wurde.

Um 10:30 geht’s los!


About Ulf-Daniel Ehlers

Ulf is a learning innovation expert and has been appointed Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning at the Baden-Wurttemberg Cooperative State University in Karlsruhe in 2011. From 2011-2016 he held the position of Vicepresident at the same university and has been responsible for Quality and Academic Affairs. He held positions as Associate Professor of University Duisburg-Essen (Germany), Professor for Technology Enhanced Learning of University Augsburg (Germany) and Associate Professor of the Graduate School for Management and Technology of the University of Maryland University College (USA). Ulf is a featured keynote-speaker and speaker to audiences in more than 45 countries and is author of more than 150 scholarly articles with over 3000 academic citations. Ulf holds degrees in English Language, Social Sciences and Education Sciences from the University of Bielefeld, where he finished his Ph.D. with honors in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning in 2003. He was awarded his habilitation in 2008 from the University of Duisburg-Essen.
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