The landmark at Pillmersreuth shown here marks the border of the Principality of Bamberg and the Margraviate of Brandenburg-Bayreuth. Since the borders led to border disputes until the beginning of the 19th century, therefore, over the course of time noticeable landmarks decorated with coats of arms were set. Remaining are only a few heavily weathered crest stones, which show on one side the Bamberger lion, on the other a Hohenzollern coat of arms or the Prussian eagle. The oldest year to be recognized is 1573.
February 14, 2019
Our path "Zum alten Grenzstein" takes us back to the year 1686: in the Thronbach valley you can see the coat of arms of the Bamberg bishopric and the Margraviate of Bayreuth on the aged stone. What sounds like a simple territorial boundary for us was much more: The stone separated Catholic from Protestant land! And even today, the old course of the border can be seen in the predominant denomination of the villagers.
March 28, 2020
The boundary stone here is made of sandstone and dates from 1686. On one side you can see the coat of arms of the Bamberg monastery, on the other that of the Margraviate of Bayreuth. Thus, the stone also separated Catholic and Evangelical areas.The stone was restored in 1982 and only reappeared in 1986 - in the local museum of the city of Naila. After some back and forth between the cities of Naila and Schwarzenbach am Wald, the stone was put back in its old place
April 25, 2020
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