Mountain Biking Highlight
The trail follows Wallenstein's rampart in the Thirty Years' War. The imperial army Albert von Wallensteins camped on the present urban areas of Zirndorf and Oberasbach. In the year 1632 it came to the "battle with the old Veste" against the Swedish king Gustav II. Adolf.Site: zirndorf-tourismus.de/rundweg-wallensteins-lager-1632
March 4, 2019
After the arrival of the relief armies on August 31, 1632, King Gustav Adolf offered Wallenstein a major field battle on the site to the left and right of today's Rothenburger Straße, but Wallenstein refused. The following day, Gustav Adolf shelled the Wallenstein camp with three batteries in the Gebersdorf area without much success. A subsequent infantry attack also failed. The attack started at 5 p.m. from the riverbank at the height of today’s Ferna Bridge (near the “Fürth-Süd” bus junction) and was aimed at a fort that was excellently located on the terrain. Gustav Adolf broke it off around 10 p.m. and marched along today’s Schwabacher Straße to Fürth, probably built one or more temporary bridges (probably between today’s Max and Siebenbogenbrücke, i.e. in the area of the waterfront), crossed the Rednitz at night and built a fortified one Field camp on the Fürther Hardhöhe, which was continuously expanded after the battle until the departure on September 18th. The camp wall stretched from the Rednitz along the Hardstraße via the Kieselbühl to (possibly) Unterfarrnbach; According to historical maps, the town of Fürth itself (at that time it roughly encompassed what is now the old town around the town church of St. Michael) was surrounded by a wall.Because of this north-west movement, Wallenstein wrongly suspected an evasion attack from the west and on September 2 and in the night of September 3 he brought a large part of his troops into battle formation on the western side of his camp (on the western edge of Zirndorf).Gustav Adolf, however, was looking for a field battle in the area of Heilstättensiedlung/Eschenau, possibly he also wanted to attack Wallenstein's camp from the outset - this can no longer be clarified completely - but on its north-eastern side.wp-de.wikideck.com/Schlacht_an_der_Alten_Veste
March 18, 2022
Since Wallenstein could not take the well-fortified Nuremberg, he interrupted by means of a blockade and the capture of a number of fortresses in the surrounding area any food supply to the crowded city. With this measure, Gustav II Adolf was forced by starvation to surrender. As a result of this blockade, heavy fighting took place at the northern edge of the camp at the beginning of September around the mountain ranges lying there. After Gustav II Adolf and his army had not been able to bring heavy guns on the large artillery piece due to heavy rains, he ordered the retreat. With the failure twice to storm Wallenstein's camp, the myth of the invincibility of the Swedish army was gone. The battle ended without a winner.
September 4, 2018
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