DUNDU is a unique large puppet and enchants the whole world with his spectacular performances. He was invented and built in Stuttgart and thus in the city to which the Frankfurt National Assembly fled in June 1849 with the beginning of the counter-revolution.
In Frankfurt, after the Prussian king had rejected the imperial dignity and Prussia, Austria, Bavaria and Saxony had recalled their deputies, only a comparatively left-wing rump parliament remained anyway. The supposedly moderate Kingdom of Württemberg, on the other hand, had not recalled its deputies, and so Friedrich Römer, who was also Württemberg's minister of justice, was able to invite the rump parliament to Stuttgart.
The young kingdom had been the very first to recognize the new imperial constitution back in April and seemed to the deputies to be a safe, democratic haven. Hardly surprisingly, the rump parliament accepted Römer's invitation and moved to Stuttgart at the end of May.