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The first mention of the parish church in Schorndorf dates back to 1275, though it doubtless existed before this. The patrocinium - Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor, Nazarius and Celsus - indicates the connections with Lorsch monastery on Bergstraße. While the church in Schorndorf was initially dependent on the church in Winterbach, this presumably changed when Schorndorf attained its town charter; the reverse relationship is recorded in 1359. In the early 16th century, Mary was named as the church's leading patron.
An indulgence for the procurement of resources for the building which still stands today was issued in 1465. A recently discovered source states that building work did not commence until Easter, 1477, however.
For the tower, a new indulgence was issued in 1478; the tower is believed to have been completed in 1488. The chancel, which adopts a chapel ring in the manner of Heiligkreuzkirche church in Schwäbisch Gmünd, is the work of the master builder Jacob (Stammler) von Urach. The records specify a completion date of 1501 for the building work and 1511 for the decorative work. The Marienkapelle chapel is believed to have been completed soon after 1490; the vault with the unique and peculiar depiction of the stem of Jesse is more recent, however, and points to the master builder Anton Pilgram (St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna).
During the Reformation, the majority of the interior fixtures were removed (sculptures, tabernacle, possibly 12 altars). The church's helm roof was removed during construction of the fortress, for military reasons. However, in 1579, a twin spiral staircase was built onto the south side, for access to the galleries. The nave and tower were burnt out during the destruction of the town in 1634, but the chancel and the Marienkapelle chapel survived. The tower was renovated in 1643 and 1651, and the nave in 1658-1660, though as a flat, vaultless hall. The interior was not renovated until 1767-1768.
Written Mar 15, 2003
Duke Ulrich had the castle built in 1538, as the cornerstone of his vast fortress project. It is believed to stand on the site of a former castle which was surrounded by water. (Inscriptions and coats of arms on the towers; coats of arms and lavatory oriel over the main portal). It has survived all the perils which befell the town, including the fire of 1634. After 1709, it no longer had any military significance, and served as a barracks until 1815. In 1834/35 it was thoroughly modified (windows!), and since then it has housed the government authorities (today: local court, road construction office, district notaries'
Written Mar 15, 2003
Address: See map on home page
An upper class chinese restaurant, not a typical take out place. Quite good atmosphere and service
Favorite Dish: Kung Pao Chicken - only one I've had.
Written Oct 1, 2003
Address: Kunkelinstrasse 6
Phone: +49 (0) 7181 62387
A very typical Gasthaus that happens to be directly across from my house - how convenient. And they have beer - oh my luck...Seriously, quite good and really authentic atmosphere and food.
Favorite Dish: Maultaschen - German ravioli yummy !!!
Written Oct 1, 2003
Address: Wilhelm Maybach Strasse 1
I got a menu in my mailbox the other day for a restaurant that specializes in Indian Food...the only problem is that the name of the restaurant is Pizza Service "Domino"..
The back of the menu states:
Weitherhin im Angebot sind natürlich Pizzen, Nudelgerichte, Chinesische und Mexikanische Gerichte.
Which basically states that they offer natural pizza, noodle dishes, as well as Chinese and Mexican food.
Favorite Dish: I'm afraid to eat here
Written Sep 25, 2003
Address: Vorstadtstraße 27, 73614 Schorndorf
Phone: ++49 (0) 7181 5355 5955
This is the ideal place for fine coffee/tea and incredible cakes and chocolate. My mother would love it!
HISTORY: This house is presumed to have been built around 1650. From 1657-1674 it was an apothecary's shop. In 1683, it was purchased by the merchant Johann Georg Künkelin (1655-1728), who succeeded Johann Heinrich Walch both as mayor and as the husband of Anna Barbara, née Agricola, who was born in Leutkirch in 1651 and died in Schorndorf in 1741. Her name was still Walch when, in 1688, against the orders of the government of Stuttgart, she successfully led the "wives of Schorndorf", together with the commandant, Johann Günther Krummhaar and the townspeople, against the surrender of the fortress of Schorndorf to the French general, Mélac, but she became more famous under her later name (commemorative plaque). In her will, Anna Barbara Künkelin donated, among other things, a scholarship for theology students from Schorndorf, from which the future philosopher Schelling was to benefit, whose father was a dean in Schorndorf from 1791 to 1801.
Favorite Dish: CAKE... every kind imaginable
Written Mar 14, 2003
Address: Market place 4, Daimlerstadt
Phone: (0 71 81) 6 20 89
Schorndorf is located at the end of the S2 line of the “S-baun” (Stuttgart’s train system).
Schorndorf is a 20-25 minuet train ride form the Hauptbahnhof (main train station in Stuttgart).
If traveling by train it is a good idea to have exact change. The machine sometimes will make change for you if you only have a 10 or 20 notes, but I have been stuck more then once with big bills that the ticket machines will not take after the actual ticket counter is closed.
From the airport Schorndorf if a very easy ride of just under one hour. Get on the S-2 and Schorndorf is the last stop on the line, so there is no changing train or stressing about being on the write train. Best of all if you travel with a ton of luggage you have all the time in the world to get the bags off and or on the train since it is the final destination.
Single person day tickets for riding the entire network are 9.80 Euro. Group (2-5 people) day tickets for riding the entire network costs 12.50 Euro. The entire network tickets not only include all trains, and the underground, but also every public bus in the region of Stuttgart. You can also purchase specific zone tickets and short journey tickets that are much cheaper since you are not riding the entire network.
Written Mar 15, 2003
Phone: (07 11) 194 49