The painting depicts the procession moving up to the castle ruins at Hambach. The flags being waved carry the colours of the present-day German flag in reverse order. This corresponded to the gold-red-black tricolour introduced by the student fraternities.
Chr. Heineld [?], Das Volksfest auf dem Hambacher Schloß bei Neustadt a/H. den 24 Mai 1832, watercolour, 33.3 cm x 49 cm, no year [around 1832]; source: with the kind permission of the Stadtmuseum Neustadt, inventary no. 197.