Dinkelsbühl Local Customs

  • History of Dinkelsbuehl begins around 10th century
    History of Dinkelsbuehl begins around...
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  • History of Dinkelsbuehl begins around 10th century
    History of Dinkelsbuehl begins around...
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    History of Dinkelsbuehl begins around 10th century

    by MD2nd Updated Sep 7, 2011

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    The recorded history of Dinkelsbuehl begins around the 10th century when a fortress was erected at the intersection of two trade routes. Many structures, especially from the 15th and 16th centuries, are beautifully preserved.. Some of the sights to see in Dinkelsbuehl, include the Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), St. George's Minster, the Almhouse, the Baeuerlin Tower, the Wine Market, the Castle of the Teutonic Order (with its rococo chapel), the Debtor's Prison and Park Caretaker's Lodge, and the reconstructed St. Paul's Church. In addition, Dinkelsbuhl has four preserved city gates: the Rothenburg Tor on the north, the Woernitz Tor on the east, the Noerdlingen Tor on the south, and the Segringer Tor on the west. Dinkelsbuehl became an Imperial Town in 1351, and became a center for the production of woolen cloth.

    Touristik Service Dinkelsbuehl - TSD
    Altrathausplatz 14
    Dinkelsbuehl, 91550
    ph: 01149-9851-902-440
    email: touristik.service@dinkelsbuehl.de

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    Founder of Dinkelsbuehl

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    Founder of Dinkelsbuehl
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    Most of the town’s citizens embraced the protestant faith. In 1546 Emperor Charles V conquers the Schmalkaldischer Bund, the town is ruled by a Catholic council and St. George’s Minister is ceded to the Catholic minority.

    1618 The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) takes its toll and brings the town to the verge of economic ruin. Following its conquest by the Swedes in 1632, Dinkelsbuehl is spared from further plundering and destruction.

    1802 End of imperial immediacy. In 1806 Dinkelsbuehl finally becomes part of Bavaria.

    1826 Bavarian king Ludwig I. issues a decree prohibiting the destruction of the town walls and towers, thereby contributing to the preservation of the historic old town.

    1945 Dinkelsbuehl survives the two world wars without damage. The perfectly preserved, historic old town is one of Europe’s most important cultural monument. The town has been home to the head office of the Romantic Road since 1985.

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    Altrathausplatz 14
    Dinkelsbuehl, 91550
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    email: touristik.service@dinkelsbuehl.de

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    Chronicle of Dinkelsbuehler Knabenkapelle

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    The link to the webpage below gives very interesting informations about the history of this music corps, their bandsmen, their concerts/events etc. etc. but again unfortunately no English translation provided.

    Touristik Service Dinkelsbuehl - TSD
    Altrathausplatz 14
    Dinkelsbuehl, 91550
    ph: 01149-9851-902-440
    email: touristik.service@dinkelsbuehl.de

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