Durmersheim Travel Guide

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Durmersheim Things to Do

  • St. Dionys Church

    In 1375 a parish church in Durmersheim was first mentioned in the records. On the site of todays parish centre (address: Römerstraße 45), the highest point in Durmersheim a simple church for 300 people was built. Because of its simple style it was sometimes referred to as "Peasant's Gothic".As the parish grew (in 1819: 1200 Catholics, in 1829: 1450...

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  • St. Dionys Church - the interior

    The inside of the 1830 erected church is very simple.Remarkable is the painted ceiling from 1936, influenced by a motif from the old main altar of 1830. Todays main altar is a wood carving depicting Jesus Christ, side altars are depicting Maria (left) and Michael (right). They were made in 1962.The choir windows are from 1951, the originals were...

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  • St. Dionys Church - the choir

    The original altar of the 1830 built church is not existing any more. Todays main altar is a wood carving depicting Jesus Christ, side altars are depicting Maria (left) and Michael (right). They were made in 1962.The choir windows are from 1951, the originals were damaged during the war.

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  • St. Dionys Church - the pulpit

    The pulpit inside the 1830 built St. Dionys Church is of fine wood with white embedded carved pictures on two sides.

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  • St. Dionys Church - the painted ceiling

    The ceiling is panelled in wood the a remarkable painting from 1936. It is influenced by a motif from the old main altar of 1830, the year the church was built.

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  • Church of Maria Bickesheim - a...

    The church in the Bickesheim part of Durmersheim is a well known church for pilgrimage.In 1250-1260 the Margrave of Baden Rudolf I. and his wife Kunigunde von Eberstein initiated the erection of a new church instead of an older building.In the first part of the 14th century the Katherine choir with the famous frescoes was added.About 1450 the choir...

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  • Church of Maria Bickesheim - the...

    The interior of the church is split into the main nave with the choir at this end and a side nave with the Katherine choir with beautiful frescoes from the 15th century at that end. Due to this separation only the choir and the south wall have large windows with stained glass. The wall between the nave and the choir in the area above the arch is...

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  • Church of Maria Bickesheim - main and...

    The original Gothic main altar was replaced in 1737 with a Baroque altar by the Margrave of Baden, Ludwig Georg. In the centre you will see a small statue of Maria with the child. This statue is the only original piece from the previous altar. In her right hand Maria holds a rose, this is a sign of the family von Eberstein. Kunigunde von Eberstein...

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  • Church of Maria Bickesheim - Katherine...

    The Katherine choir was added to the original 13th century building in the first part of the 14th century. The whole room, walls and ceiling are painted with frescoes from the same time.

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  • Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer

    Beside the church of Maria Bickesheim stands a building in which the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (German: Redemptionisten) has a branch since 1920. They are responsible for the pastoral care in the neighbouring church.

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  • Catholic rectory St. Bernhard

    Since 1965 the northern part of Durmersheim has its own parish community. It uses the church of Maria Bickesheim for their services.

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  • Ritterstraße (Knight street)

    Ritterstraße is another very picturesque street in Durmersheim, lined with timber frame houses, former farmhouses that are now used by the owners as residential homes.I have taken pictures of No.16, No.19 and No.21. No. 16 now houses the Hardt-Museum.

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  • Brunnenstraße (Fountain Street)

    Brunnenstraße is one of the most picturesque streets in Durmersheim as it is lined with timber frame houses. Most of them were surely farmhouses, but as the work on farms has decreased most of the owners use it as residential homes, which are beautifully renovated.As the name suggests a fountain can be found here as well.

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  • Hardt-Museum - history of the house...

    The building that houses the Hardt-Museum was presumably built around 1720, in the tradition of an old Frankish grange. It is a timber frame building with an accentuated gable and a pitched roof. As it is a rather large building for the 18th century the owners were presumably weathly. From 1897-1968 the house belonged to a family called Tritsch and...

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  • Hardt-Museum of local history

    The Hardt is the name for a sylvan landscape in the vicinity of Karlsruhe, where Durmersheim is about its southern border. In the north of Karlsruhe the forest is still existing but in the south it is not anymore.The Hardt-Museum of local history gives insight into the daily life of the people that lived in this area. Reconstructed furnishing from...

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Durmersheim Transportation

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    by robertbaum Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Durmersheim is connected by the city trains S4 and S41.

    S4 is scheduled on the route Heilbronn - Karlsruhe - DURMERSHEIM - Rastatt - Baden-Baden - Achern with one train per hour.

    S41 is scheduled on the route Karlsruhe - DURMERSHEIM - Rastatt - Gaggenau - Forbach - Baiersbronn - Freudenstadt with one train per hour as well.

    As the schedules of the S4 and S41 are 30 minutes apart it means you can come and go to or from Karlsruhe or Rastatt every 30 minutes.

    The trains are serviced by the Karlsruher Verkehrsbetriebe (not the Deutsche Bahn). Train schedules can be downloaded on the pages of www.kvv.de.

    A single ticket from Karlsruhe costs 3 Euro, from Baden-Baden 3.50 Euro, from Rastatt 2.50 Euro. A 24-hour ticket that is valid in a much larger area costs 7.80 Euro for one person (ticket is called 'Regiokarte') or 13 Euro for up to five people (called 'Regiokarte plus'). (all ticket prices in 2008.)

    S 4 / S 41 to Karlsruhe and Rastatt
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Durmersheim Off The Beaten Path

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    by robertbaum Updated Apr 27, 2008

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    The Federbach is a ditch and a 27 km long side arm of the river Rhine between Rastatt and Karlsruhe that passes Durmersheim and separates it into its two parishes Durmersheim and Würmersheim.

    A continuous walking path along the Federbach is not existing but in some parts it is really nice to enjoy the flow of water and time.

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