"The Shadow of Habsbourg" Wintzenheim by traveloturc

Wintzenheim Travel Guide: 2 reviews and 4 photos

Wintzenheim

Wingisheim " quoted as of 786 was already a lodging stage in the Roman time, the remains of a villa testify to it .
The village, although fortified prior to 1275, never obtained the privileges of a city. This village of vine growers belonged to the Empire and partly to the " Habsbourg ", through its membership to the seigneury of " Hohlandsberg ".
The " Hospitallers " of Colmar (Knights of Malta) had a vault there, and later owned the castle of " Thurnburg ", today's Town Hall, which enjoyed the right of asylum.
In Saint Gilles, West of Wintzenheim, the Swiss abbey of Payerne had a court " colongère " which was transformed into a priory at the 14th century." Pflixbourg's Castle " built by the emperor at the beginning of the 13th century, used as residence to an imperial baillif, was probably destroyed at the 15th century.
The castle of " Hohlandsberg " was built in 1279 by " Rodolphe of Habsbourg ". It wasthe centre of a wide seigniory which the " Habsbourg " from the 14th century, successively pawned to the " Rappoltstein " in 1363, to the counts of " Lupfen " in 1415, to " Lazarus von Schwendi " in 1568.

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  • Last visit to Wintzenheim: May 2007
  • Intro Written Jul 12, 2007
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  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Jul 21, 2007 at 12:34 AM

    One nore beautiful place in Alsace. One more first VT-discovery! I have to love this town even for its symbol - a dog! You know I like dogs as much as traveling. Thanks Macit for sharing!

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