Visit to Weissenburg in Bavaria

It was three months ago when we visited this town in Bavaria, Germany. Weissenburg, also written as Weißenburg in German, is located in central Bavaria, in the south of the administrative region Mittelfranken. Despite having no snow last January 2012, the weather in this town was very cold. We walked around the walls of the town and in its historic sights.

Among the sights to see in this town are the Ellinger gate, the Gothic Old Town Hall, The Roman Bath, the city walls, St. Andrreas Church and a visit to the historical fortress which was originally a Benedictine monastery in Wülzburg.

The visit we had to this town was worth it despite the very cold winter weather.

The Ellinger Tor or Ellinger Gate is one of the most beautiful historical gates in Germany built around in the 14th century.

The walls that surrounds Weissenburg is still intact today. We visited this town last January 4, 2012.

The history of Weißenburg is generally traced back to the Roman fort that was built in the area towards the end of the first century. The settlement lay on the border of the Roman Empire and on the Tabula Peutingeriana from the 4th century it had the name Biriciana. Germanic tribes destroyed the fort and settled in what is still the city centre. The first mention of the name Weißenburg is in a deed dating from 867. The city became the seat of a royal residence during the reign of the Franks and according to legend, Charlemagne stayed there to supervise the construction of Fossa Carolina. wikipedia.

 
 

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