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The small town of Dinkelsbühl, close to Ansbach in Bavaria, today still is an extraordinary example of a medieval German urban-planning context. The old part of the town is remarkably well preserved as it came through both World Wars almost without any considerable damage. So the streets and squares of Dinkelsbühl are edged by beautiful half-timbered houses and medieval ambience is sensible almost everywhere. A great part of the town walls, including numerous gates and towers have also been preserved and can be visited today.
The origin of Dinkelsbühl goes back to the 10th century when a fortress was built at the intersection of 2 trade routes at the river Wörnitz. The settlement has 1st been officially mentioned at a bestowal document of Emperor Friedrich Barbarossa as "Burgus Tinkelspuhel" in 1188. In 13th century Dinkelsbühl becomes a free Imperial Town and therefore receives important privileges. During the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) governance of the town changes 8 times, but after staticizing of the Swedes in 1632 Dinkelsbühl has been spared from any further destruction or plundering.
Today the historical old town of Dinkelsbühl belongs to Europe's most important cultural monuments, and justifiably so!
- Pros:Amazingly beautiful place, experience heritage!
- Cons:Maybe too many tourists in Summer
- In a nutshell:Outstanding and beautiful!
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