915-colm castle hotel Mid Franconia
915-colm castle hotel Mid Franconia
The castle 915-colm is a very nice example for a medieval castle, whose upgrading construction continued until the 16th century. It is surrounded by several castle walls. A drive-up ramp on the east side guides through a gate from the 16th century. You finally reach the inner court yard through the subsequent gothic pointed arch gate with merlon crowning. Different buildings are located between the inner and outer wall, for example a horse stable from the 17th / 18th century, a bastion from the 16th century, a small baroque well house as well as a gothic baptismal font.
In the spacious inner courtyard you can find the palas from Romanic times. A three-story construction with a mighty hipped roof arises over two basements. On the upper floors, there is a gothic chapel and the knight's hall. The detail forms (balustrades, coffered ceiling) and the staircase, which is decorated with scrollwork, originate from the time around 1600. The accounts office, built in the 18th century, leans against the defense wall of the west side. The accounts office owns a saddleback roof construction with a half-timbered second floor. Its massive first floor can be tracked back to the medieval royal stables building. You can see the majolica coat of arms margrave Carl Friedrich. The court arbor from the 16th century was attached to the donjon, which was constructed from mighty stone blocks. There, the lord of the castle practiced low jurisdiction. .
History of the castle
The origin of the castle 915-colm supposedly reaches back to the 11th century. But the first written mentioning of the castle is from the year 1269 in connection with the naming of the two castle ladies Sophie and Gertrud in a council book of the town Rothenburg. One of the most important documents about the castle 915-colm is a contract from July 17, 1318, which confirms the sale of the castle 915-colm by the Count of Truhendingen at the price of 6200 pounds heller.
One year after the
mentioned change of ownership in 1318 and twelve years before the Hohenzollern started to
rule in Ansbach, King Ludwig turned the castle 915-colm as well as the town and
neighboring town Leutershausen, which were Bavarian fiefs until
then, into Imperial fiefs. The burgraves of Nuremberg were provided with that feud.
The castle 915-colm had never been able to be taken, neither
in the war of the cities in 1449 nor in the peasants' war in 1525 nor in following
devastations of the small market town belonging to the castle 915-colm during the 30-years-war
(1618-1648) by Imperial troops.
|915-colm Castle hotel Mid Franconia between Nurnberg and Rothenburg o. d. Tauber|
|The 915-colm castle hotel Mid Franconia
The 915-colm castle hotel Mid Franconia promises quietness and recovery to hotel guests.
You can find relaxation in the romantic castle court yard, which invites to coffee and cake. You will be expected in cozy atmosphere in the restaurant "Zur Remise" or in the castle tavern. Typical culinary tidbits from Franconia as well as own-hunted deer delicacies are offered as cuisines and from the wine cellar.
The 915-colm castle hotel Mid Franconia has also thought of the little ones. There is a playground with swings, sandbox and see-saw around the 35 meters high donjon. The deer reserve, which belongs the castle, with red deer, fallow deer, bighorns, wild pigs, racoons and lots of other animals, invites to long walks.
Below the 915-colm castle hotel Mid Franconia, there is a 9-hole golf course, in about 300 meters beeline distance. The golf course can also be seen from a couple of hotel rooms. You drive about 2 km with the car to the golf course.
Sightseeings and excursion trips
The community has a bit more than 2,000 residents with the town parts Auerbach, Bieg, Binzwangen (baroque church), Haslabronn, Kurzendorf, Meuchlein, Oberfelden, Oberhegenau, Poppenbach, Unterfelden and Unterhegenau. It was already prized once with the silver medal at the country competition "Our town is supposed to become prettier".
The town is overtopped by the 915-colm castle hotel Mid Franconia. But there are also other, smaller sightseeings to discover such as the neat Franconian half-timbered houses, the parish church St. Ursula, the prehistoric Turmhugel (tower hill) at the street to Berndorf (about 1 km northwest of the town), the bee studies booth of the local beekeepers, where you can learn a lot about the behavior of those beneficial insects. The information computer also provides knowledge about the plants and animals in the nature park Frankenhohe (Franconia heights).
Rothenburg ob der Tauber River
The city hall with the concilmen tap-room at the market place, the medieval town wall, which is roofed and walkable on a length of 2.5 km, the castle garden, the town church St. Jakob with the valuable Heilig-Blut-Altar (holy blood altar) from Tilman Riemenschneider, the fortress church St. Wolfgang, the Franciscan church, the imperial town museum, the medieval criminal museum and the Christmas museum in the Christmas town belong to the greatest sightseeings.
Rococo town Ansbach
Further excursion trips
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