Germans of Germany: Hailbronn

Former "Imperial free city" Hailbronn (Heilbrong) lies in the middle of Nekcar on the very north of Baden-Württemberg. Spring between Wartberg hills (Wartberg, 308 m), Schweinsberg (Schweinsberg, 372 m) and fertile flooding river, it is surrounded by vineyards and surrounding lands of the Swabian-Franconian natural park (Schwabisch-Frankischer Wald State Park) on all sides. The first settlement in this place was laid by the Romans, however, as such a city appeared in the IV-VII centuries as an advanced outpost of the Empire of Franks. In 741, the settlement is first mentioned in official documents as Helibrune (approximate translation – "Therapeutic key" – A clear hint of a source that is located near Basilica). In the Middle Ages, the city quickly rummaged, but the thirty-year war almost completely destroyed him – the city has changed more from hand to hand, only in the XVIII century his rapid revival began. However, the second world again turned it into ruins, at the same time and glorifying – in the surrounding salt mines, the Nazis hid a fair number of valuables allocated throughout Europe.


Stormy history left the city not so much attractions. Among the most famous of them – City Hall (1417 g., Rebuilt in 1950-1953.) with astronomical clock (1579-1580.) and part of the facade of the former archive of the city, some of the old urban fortifications – towers BollVerkshturm (Bollwerksturm, XIV in.), Gafenemarkturm (Hafenmarktturm, that’s all that remained from the Franciscan monastery burned in 1688 by retreating French troops) and Gotzenturm (Götzenturm, 1392 g.), starting from the last beautiful pedestrian bridge, Church of Saint Kiliana (Kilianskirche, XIV in., Its original octagonal tower is considered the first sample of the Renaissance style to the north of the Alps), more like a mansion castle Trappenseeschlösschen (1519 g.) on a tiny lake Trappense in the eastern part of the city, adjacent to him Park with an area of ​​15 hectares, the most beautiful hall of the city – Shiskhaus (Schiesshaus, 1769-1771.) with a magnificent rosary, an impressive renaissance building Flyshhouse (Fleischhaus, 1598-1600.) on Kramstrasse – Now there is a museum, gothic stone house Ketchenhaus (Käthchenhaus, XIV in.) On Market Square, Protestant Church of St. Nicholas (Nikolaikirche, 13511525.), memorial The victims of the bombing of the Second World War from Gafenemctures, located in a number of old mansions on Deutschhofstrasse Cultural Center (Das Museum Im Deutschhof) with municipal museums, urban archives and college located on its territory Catholic Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul (Das Deutschordensmünster St. Peter U. Paul) with fragments of the bell tower of the former Church of St. Mary (1225-1250. – The oldest building of the city).

Also popular Old steam power station, historical Hand lifting crane On the shore, public center Harmonie, complex City Court and "Meat house" (Fleischhaus), Museum of Natural Science In the Romanesque Style mansion, True archive (Kleist-Archiv Sembdner, Private Assembly of the Poet of Henrich von Kleist, is based on the collection of researcher and Publisher Helmut Sembdner), South German Railway Museum (Südeutsches Eisenbahnmuseum Heilbrong, Seh), Old cemetery (open in 1530 g.) with park (1882 g.), lying in the emitting of Nekcar Memorial to the victims of the allied airway on December 4, 1944 – Ehrenfriedhof ("Cemetery of honor"), Memorial Physics Robert Mayer on Market Square and Picturesque City Bridges. Fans of culture will find here modern City Theater (StadtTheater, 1982.) and theatrical complex Theaterschiff Near the Town Hall, and will be able to visit the speeches of Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbrong, founded in 1929).

Cities in Germany Hailbronn

Around Hailbronna

Around the city – Present space for hiking and cycling lovers. The main point of attraction – Mount Wartberg with its viewing tower, on the roof of which the light installation has been towering from 2002 "Sunbeam for Hailbronna" work of the Dutch artist Jan Wang Münster, and the open-air museum Weinpanoramaweg. All the slopes of this hill are covered with vineyards for which excursions with tastings and picnics are often arranged. Well, then you can go for a walk on the lands Swabian-Franconian Natural Park (Schwabisch-Frankischer Wald State Park), which is busy guarding famous local vineyards.

Cities in Germany Hailbronn

You might also enjoy:

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *