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The Topplerschlösschen is a tower-like, medieval house in which the Mayor of Rothenburg once lived Toppler. The castle is completely preserved and is now privately owned.
A tour of the building is possible on request. Entry costs 1.50 euros. There is more information about contacting the owners at the Rothenburg tourist information office.
December 16, 2017
The Topplerschlösschen is a small late medieval residential tower in the Taubertal near Rothenburg ob der Tauber. It was built by Rothenburg's mayor Heinrich Toppler in 1388 as a so-called pond house, a special form of the festival house, as a summer house. It consists of a stone substructure in the manner of a defensive tower and upper floors made of half-timbering. It is surrounded by a moat that was flooded by a spring. If necessary, the water could be drained into the Mühlbach via the Fuchsmühle. Small mansions of this type were common in the late Middle Ages, but are extremely rarely preserved.
November 13, 2020
Residential towers were a fad of the Middle Ages. The Rothenburg mayor Toppler had his residence here museen-in-hohenlohe-franken.de/Museen/Museen/RothenToppler.html
August 4, 2017
The Topplerschlösschen was the retreat of the great Rothenburg mayor Heinrich Toppler, who directed the fortunes of Rothenburg at the end of the 14th century. Due to his excellent relationships in the highest circles of imperial politics, he was able to achieve great advantages for Rothenburg. He had a particularly close relationship with the Roman-German King Wenzel, whom he is said to have lodged here several times in the Topplerschlösschen.
September 8, 2020
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