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    Name: "Weinreichsgrab". In 1806, 200 years ago, the royal Prussian field hunter Carl Weinreich and his companion Philipp Pfaffenberger, a farmer from the area, moved out to catch poachers in the Limmersdorfer Forest. But the two men were ambushed and murdered by poachers. All official investigations into the murderers were unsuccessful. As a special honor, the two were buried in the Weinreichsgrab. A sarcophagus (sandstone tumba with a flat saddle roof) was erected over the grave. The course of the murder and the appreciation of the person can be read as an inscription on the tombstone.
    The Weinreichsgrab commemorates the murder of forester Carl Weinreich on May 4, 1806 by poachers on a stalking tour. After the last Margrave Carl Alexander von Bayreuth-Ansbach renounced the throne and King Friedrich Wilhelm II of Prussia took over the margraviate, gangs of poachers of 20 to 30 men were up to mischief.
    Sources and literature:
    • Dill, Karl - Field monuments in the district of Kulmbach, 1984, no.156

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Location: Thurnau, Kulmbach, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany


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