Peter Fitzek is the self-proclaimed king who made-up his own state called Kingdom of Germany. which promises to “not serve capitalism, but the people.” This is certainly possible because of a lesser-known subarticle of German law that entitles the citizens to establish non-profit organizations with their own legislation, executive and judiciary structures.
Before, Fitzek was a chef in a renowned restaurant. Then, he founded several bussiness including a video store, shoe and jeans shop, a disco bar and tattoo parlor. And when he got bored, he engage with martial arts. He always wanted to be fit and healthy because he don’t want to be physically disabled like his mother. “I control every thought I have. Every emotion, every action. I observe very carefully what those ‘bodies’ do and I carefully decide what I allow them to do and what I don’t allow them to do,” Fitzek says. He also joined some karate tournaments.
After getting married and have two children, a mysterious man gave him some “ancient magical writings”. He read and books and was captivated by it. He then rejected the rational scientific worldview and embraced the magical, surreal world and beliefs the books described. He even teaches this belief of his to others and hold seminars in his own apartment. “I am a teacher with all my heart. I love to teach people new things and set a good example,” he states. He talked about humanity’s problems and political systems that for him are flawed. And also for him democracy is too flawed since “the masses never came to a wise decision. It’s always been a small amount of people or individuals who served the further development of mankind.”
He believed he is a natural leader and that is why he ran as an independent candidate in 2009 parliament elections believing that serve the people better than those already in charge. But he only got 0.7% of votes and this lead for him to create his own micronation. He proclaimed himself as the King of the 9-hectare property in the outskirts of Wittenberg that he bought and called it the Kingdom of Germany. “I concluded that neither the existing systems, nor the consciousness of the people can be taught. So I tried to find my own solutions and started to teach people. Then I searched for people who would support these ideas,” he explains. There is not much construction made in the property but there are already some buildings such as a technology center and seminar halls where he talks to “foreigners” curious about his vision.
His Kingdom imports products and materials that he sells in the kingdom’s own “Angel Store”- the only place where the unique “angel” currency is of any use. He hopes to open a university, a diesel fuel station and what he calls “health house”. “In our ‘health houses’ we are not planning on performing surgeries. We would much rather work on the causes, so that surgery won’t be necessary,” he says. According to him people in Federal Germany get ill because they lack a proper dietary education and also because they do not following the divine laws. “Most people still don’t understand the laws of creation and why it makes sense to follow these laws. If people followed these laws they would suffer less. Nothing happens by chance on this planet. Everything follows a natural order and everyone’s role is determined before their human incarnation,” Fitzek declares. The Kingdom of Germany now has 25 citizens who work on the kingdom’s estate and live in the kingdom’s apartments where they don’t have to pay for electricity or water. They also get 300 angels to spend in their Angels Store and 3oo Euros to spend on things in the real world.
But this got him into trouble since the 48-year-old Peter is serving a three month jail sentence for driving with a fake license and speeding. “I do own a driving license. That of my kingdom,” he said in court. The judge apparently laughed at him when stating the verdict. “You have built a fantasy world with a fanciful political worldview,” he told the King. But he vowed to file an appeal.