Bike Touring Highlight
The historical castle Trausnitz in the valley towers over the idyllic Pfreimdtal. Frederick the Beautiful was imprisoned here from 1322 to 1325 after losing to his cousin Ludwig the Bavarian in the dispute over the throne. Today Trausnitz Castle is a popular youth hostel and can be visited on regular tours.
April 18, 2018
Saxon Tower with the Chapel of ReconciliationMore than 1200 years ago there was a village settlement in the area of today's Trausnitz. Because of the danger of raids by the robber Avars, a cavalry people from the east, the villagers built what was then probably known as "Sessenkirchen" or "Saechsenkirchen" in the 8th century (around 794) under Charlemagne, who is still in the Defense tower preserved in the center of the village.A refuge, 19 m high with a square floor plan and 1.50 m thick walls. Thus the oldest, well-fortified building in the area.The cattle were kept on the ground floor. The supplies were stacked on the first false ceiling and women and children were protected on the second mezzanine floor. The defensive men watched on the flat roof until the enemy withdrew.In 1325 the Pope brought about the reconciliation of Ludwig the Bavarian and Frederick the Fair. The Chapel of Reconciliation was built by the Zengers on this occasion. In the chapel there are still iron rings and iron chains that, according to the legend, served to tie Frederick of Austria, as well as images of battle, reconciliation and grave slabs of the lords of the castle. In 1730 the chapel was structurally extended and served as the parish church “St. Wenceslas ".In 1892 the nave was demolished again.
August 9, 2021
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