To 1212/1220 Obereschenbach (since 1917 Wolframs-Eschenbach) was handed over by the Wertheim counts as a gift to the Teutonic Order. From this point on, the Teutonic Order plays a significant role in the history of Eschenbach. He ruled the city for over 600 years. Eschenbach was located on an important trade route and became after some time a regional trading center as well as a secular and spiritual center. Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian gave the place on December 18, 1332 the city law.From 1500 to 1806 the city belonged to the Franconian imperial circle, because the Deutschordensballei Franconia was incorporated into this imperial circle.Although the abrogation of the Teutonic Order by a decree of Napoleon I was not until 1809, Bavaria had already in 1806 drafted in the wake of the abolition of knightly estates, the Coming Ellingen with the Office (Wolframs-) Eschenbach.On July 19, 1917, the city was at the instigation of prelate Johann Baptist Kurz (May 18, 1881 - February 18, 1968) by a decree of King Ludwig III. renamed from Bavaria from "Obereschenbach" to "Wolframs-Eschenbach".
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The city of Wolframs-Eschenbach extends southwest of Nuremberg on the gently undulating ridge between Rezat and upper Altmühl. It is home to the most famous poet of the German Order, who turned the village into a city. In 2007, the 675-year anniversary of the city was celebrated.Till today Wolframs Eschenbach is one of the series of Franconian towns, which are still characterized in the core of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
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