A German tradition that still continues today, after completing their stonemason, joiners, woodworking or other apprenticships they under take the Auf der Walz.
Wandergesellen - journeyman, wanderjahr - the journeyman years, Auf der Walz - German expression that means traveling on the job
For three years after training they’re not allowed to go home, or within 60km. Paying for accommodation by working, and returning home with a limited amount of money - the purpose of the jour...neyman years is gain experience not wealth.
The Stenz, the twisted walking stick of journeymen.